NW County


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Eight of our Historic Markers are located in the Northern and Western parts of Limestone County. These markers are identified as follows:

  • Elkmont, Alabama   ---   Tenn. & Ala Central Railroad
    • This marker is located in Elkmont north of the Depot and adjacent to remains of the railroad bed that is now “Rails To Trails”.
  • Battle of Sulphur Creek Trestle (War between the States)
    • This marker is located on the right side of Alabama Highway 127 about  7.7 miles north of Athens.
  • Abner Alloway Strange, Jr (1761-1835). Veteran of the American Revolution
    • This marker is located on the right side of Alabama Highway 99, north west of Athens about 300 yards before reaching the Buck Island Bridge over Elk River.
  • Fort Hampton
    • This marker is located about 13 miles west of Athens on U.S. Highway 72 at the entrance of Fort Hampton Farms.  The actual site is about 1/4 mile north of the Marker.
  • Lucy’s Branch and Little Elk Community
    • This marker is located near Wheeler Lake about 14 miles west of Athens on Snake Road and about 2 miles south of U.S. Highway 72 just before crossing the Elk River.
  • Old New Garden Cemetery
    • This maker is located North of Athens on Hwy 127, turn right on Hayes Mill road and proceed about 4 miles and exit to the right onto New Garden Road. Marker and old cemetery on the left.
  • Sims Settlement
    • This marker is located about 8 miles North of Athens on Edgewood Road (CR 65) , the marker is on the left just before reaching Morris road (CR 49).
  •  Sims Corder/Harrison Mill
    • This marker is located North West of Athens about 10 miles out on Alabama 99 on the right and past Salem about 1 mile.

The markers above can be viewed by selecting the corresponding button on the left.

By selecting the box below you can call up a map of the area that has locations for markers identified above. This map allows you to select each marker and zoom in to get more precise information about its location if needed.

NW County Marker Locator Map

[Markers] [NW County] [Elkmont] [Sulphur Battle] [Strange] [Ft Hampton] [Lucy's Branch] [Old New Garden] [Sims Settlement] [Sims Corder/Harrison Mill] [SE County] [Athens City]

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