Limestone County

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Limestone County is named for Limestone Creek and the deposits of limestone in the region.


Created:  February 6, 1818

County Seat:

Athens  1819 – present


County Courthouse – Athens


Location:  200 West Washington Street / North Jefferson Street

Built:  1916 – 1919

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  Bem Price of Birmingham

Contractor:  Little-Cleckler Construction Company and Johnson Chambers Lumber Company of Athens ( contractor who finished the building )


Description:  The building faces west and  is a two story buff colored brick and stone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The west front has a large portico supported by four columns rising to a pediment with clock at the roof line. There is a portico on the north and south sides. On the center of the roof is a round green dome.


Note:  Due to the rise in prices of copper and building materials during World War I,  Little-Cleckler Construction Company went bankrupt. Johnson Chambers Lumber Company of Athens complted the contract at a cost of $200,000.


See:  Little-Cleckler Construction Company of Anniston, Alabama also constructed courthouses in Alabama in Fayette County and Jackson County; in Georgia in Bleckley County, Clarke County, Lincoln County and Walker County; and in Mississippi in Franklin County, Lawrence County, Walthall County and Webster County.


See:  National Register of Historic Places – Athens Historic District


County Courthouse  Annex – Athens




Location:  North Clinton Street / Washington Street East

Built:  2001 – 2002

Style:  Modern

Architect:  2WR/Holmes Wilkins Architects

Contractor:  Martin & Cobey Construction Company, Inc. of Athens


Description:  The building faces east and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located n landscaped grounds in the center of the city to the east of the courthouse. There is red colored brick on the lower part of the building. The building has a green roof.


County Administration – Athens




Location:  310 West Washington Street

Built:  1932 – 1933

Style:  Neo-Classical Revival

Architect: Britt Alderman of Atlanta, Georgia

Contractor:  W B Smith of El Dorado, Arkansas


Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The  building was constructed as a Post Office.


See:  National Register of Historic Places – Old Athens Main Post Office



N – Giles County, Tennessee and Lincoln County, Tennessee

E – Madison County

S – Morgan County and Lawrence County

W – Lauderdale County





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Photos taken 2010 and 2018