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Limestone County, Alabama
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Limestone County, Alabama Facts

When was Limestone County, AL Created?
Limestone County was created on Feb. 6, 1818 from lands ceeded in the Cherokee and Chickasaw Cession of 1806 and 1816. It was formed from land comprising Elk County that was created on May 24, 1817..

What is the County Seat of Limestone County, AL?
The County Seat is located in Athens (1819) and in addition the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Limestone County, AL?
Bordering Counties are Giles County, Tennessee, Lincoln County, Tennessee, Madison CountyMorgan CountyLawrence CountyLauderdale County.

Limestone County, AL Vital Records

Where can find Limestone County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Limestone County vital records can be found at the Alabama Department of Public Health which has Birth And Death Records from 1908, Marriages from 1936 and Divorce Records from 1950. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Alabama for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Limestone County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Certificates to mail.

Vital Records can also be found in the Limestone County Health Department has Birth Records from 1881 , Death records from 1881.

Limestone County, AL Census Records

What Limestone County, AL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Limestone County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1820183018401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

Limestone Co. Slave Schedules can be obtained for 1850 & 1860. Limestone Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Limestone Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Limestone Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890.

There are Alabama State censuses from 1820-1866. Also two Alabama Census of Confederate Soldiers for 1907 and 1921. You can find free down-loadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Alabama Census Records Research Guide

Limestone County, AL Courthouse and Government Records

Limestone County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Limestone County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Limestone County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Alabama courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Alabama residents.

The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Limestone County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also Alabama Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Limestone County, AL Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Limestone County, AL?
A list of Limestone County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Alabama Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Limestone County, AL Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Limestone County, AL?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Limestone County. Most of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Commercial Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a fee. This is just a list that has been compiled or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another.

Limestone Co. AL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Limestone Co. AL Cemeteries & Graveyards

Limestone Co. AL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Limestone Co. AL General and History Websites

Limestone Co. AL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Limestone Co. AL Military Records