Place:Limestone, Alabama, United States

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NameLimestone
Alt namesElksource: Family History Library Catalog
Elk Countysource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS1029555
Limestonesource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates34.8°N 86.983°W
Located inAlabama, United States     (1818 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Limestone County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama, and is included in the Huntsville Metropolitan Area.

It is also included in the merged Huntsville-Decatur Metro Area. Its name comes from Limestone Creek, a local stream. As of the 2010 census, the county's population was 82,782. Its county seat is Athens.

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History

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Limestone County was established by the Alabama Territorial legislature on February 6, 1818.[1] On November 27, 1821, the Alabama State legislature passed an Act that altered the boundary of Limestone County 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.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1818 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1818 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1818 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1820 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1820 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1881 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1882 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1820 9,871
1830 14,807
1840 14,374
1850 16,483
1860 15,306
1870 15,017
1880 21,600
1890 21,201
1900 22,387
1910 26,880
1920 31,341
1930 36,629
1940 35,642
1950 35,766
1960 36,513
1970 41,699
1980 46,005
1990 54,135

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