Limestone County is named for Limestone Creek and the deposits of limestone in the region.
Created: February 6, 1818
Athens 1819 – present
County Courthouse – Athens
Location: 200 West Washington Street / North Jefferson Street
Built: 1916 – 1919
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
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
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County Courthouse Annex
Photos taken 2010 and 2018