Athens-Limestone County, Alabama Civil War Trail

Athens-Limestone County, Alabama Civil War Trail

This is a self guided driving tour featuring the Battles of Athens and Sulphur Creek Trestle. The War for Southern Independence, commonly called the Civil War, was very real and devastating to Athens and Limestone Country from 1861 to 1865. This driving trail will take you back in time as troops of Company F, 9th Alabama Infantry leave Athens on June 6, 1861 to go fight with Joseph E. Johnston and the Army of the Shenandoah to Confederate soldiers walking home after the war from all parts of the country into the Tennessee Valley and Limestone County, seeing the devastation – chimneys standing where homes once stood, as well as churches, courthouses, schools and mills burned to the ground. The trail is also set up for Geocaching for local treasure hunters.

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