Limestone County

Limestone County

Limestone County was established by the Alabama Territorial legislature on February 6, 1818. On November 27, 1821, the Alabama State legislature passed an Act that altered the boundary of Limestone County to include the area east of the mouth of the Elk River with the Tennessee River. At the time, that area was a part of Lauderdale County.

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Recreation in Limestone County


  • Canebrake Club – membership
  • Chriswood Golf Course – community
  • Southern Gayles Golf Club – community


  • Limestone County Alabama offers access to the prime fishing waters of the Elk River, Tennessee River and Wheeler Lake.


  • Limestone Hunting Preserve & Sporting Clays offers deer, dove, quail, pheasant and chukar hunts and sporting clays.
  • Piney Creek Kennels and Hunting Preserve offers 100+ acres of dove and quail hunting land.
  • Swan Creek WMA – 8,870 acres of Alabama Department of Conservation managed area and includes a shooting range
  • Tennessee Valley Federal Property – 11,300 acres of regulated hunting land


  • February
    • Hospice Chili Challenge – last weekend
  • March
    • Polk Sallet Follies – second week, Thursday-Saturday
    • Home and Garden Show – second weekend
  • April
    • Athens Cruise In (April–September)
    • Saturday Historic Walking Tours – Athens & Mooresville – each Saturday
    • Cars and Bikes on the Square – last Saturday
    • Singing on the Square (April–September) – third Fridays
    • Earth Day Celebration – third Saturday
  • May
    • Athens-Limestone Relay for Life
    • Limestone Sheriff's Rodeo
    • Athens Bible School Homespun Arts and Crafts Show
  • June
    • Athens Lions Club Kiddie Carnival (last weekend in June to first weekend August)
  • July
    • Limestone County Week of Independence (last Saturday of June to first Saturday of July)
    • Firework Show
    • Ardmore Lions Club Tractor and Truck Pull – second weekend
    • CASA Mud Volleyball Tournament – third Saturday
    • Alabama Championship Tractor and Truck Pull – Tanner – last weekend
  • August
    • Ardmore Crape Myrtle Festival
    • Ardmore Police Reserve Rodeo
    • Piney Chapel American Farm Heritage Days
  • September
    • Athens Grease Festival
  • October
    • Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention – first full weekend
    • Wacky Quacky Ducky Derby – first full weekend
    • Athens Storytelling Festival – last weekend
  • November
    • Hilltop Arts Festival
    • Athens Christmas Open House
  • December
    • Athens Christmas Parade
    • Limestone County Tree Lighting (same night as Athens Parade)
    • Ardmore Christmas Parade
    • Elkmont Lions Club Christmas Parade
    • Sippin' Cider
    • Lincoln Bridgeforth Park Tree Lighting

Points of interest


  • Alabama Veterans Museum and Archives - honoring veterans and their families with displays of memorabilia from the Revolutionary War to the present.
  • College Inn/Newby Gulf Station Museum - This landmark was restored to look like a 1940s gas station. It has been featured in Southern Living photo spreads.
  • Donnell House - This historic landmark is the former home of Reverend Donnell and a significant site for the "Sack of Athens"
  • Houston Memorial Library and Museum - The cornerstone of the Houston Historic District, the building now houses a library and the county museum.
  • Limestone County Archives - Contains community and genealogical records for Limestone County.


  • Alabama Welcome Center - Just south of the Alabama/Tennessee border, this facility is home to a Saturn 1B rocket as well as war memorials for World War II, Korea and Vietnam.
  • Athens State University - A significant site for the "Sack of Athens". Founders Hall is the original structure of the university and is graced with 4 large pillars. Founders Hall also houses the New Testament Chapel containing life-size carvings depicting Christ and other New Testament figures.
  • Trinity School - Established by the American Missionary Association to educate the children of freed slaves.
  • Limestone County Confederate Soldiers Memorial

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