HISTORICAL MARKERS of LIMESTONE COUNTY, ALABAMA
The historical marker program was begun in 1978, when the membership and Board of Directors voted to mark sites of historical significance within Limestone County. A committee was appointed to determine the sites to be marked, do the research and select a supplier. It was decided that those placed by the society would be the same style as those placed by the state organizations in Alabama, however, a logo was designed and would be used on the Limestone County Historical Society’s markers.
To date (July 2011) nineteen markers have been procured and placed throughout the county and city of Athens. Various funding sources have been used to purchase these markers, including: donations, funds from those with close association with the to the marked site, several with 50% sharing by the Athens/Limestone Tourism Council, and the historical society treasury.
The historical society wishes to extend thanks to all of those who have supported and contributed to this successful program. Special thanks are to be extended to the chairman of this program for many years, Don Frost; he has done much of the research, provided most of the inscriptions, obtained authority for marker sites, and physically done most of the hard labor associated with installation of these large heavy markers.