Thank you for dropping in to learn more about our community - Athens-Limestone Alabama. Limestone County is one of the fastest growing counties in the state and the progressive City of Athens is the county seat.
One thing that makes Limestone County so popular is that it's the "Crossroads of North Alabama". Served by the north-south routes of Interstate 65 and U.S. Highway 31 and east-west routes of Interstate 565, U.S. Highway 72 and Alabama 53 -- it's easy to get on the road and to your destination.
Limestone County is also bounded to the south by the mighty Tennessee River which pours into Alabama second largest reservoir, Wheeler Lake. The western and portions of the northern boundary are wrapped by the Elk River, a Class 1 waterway. The water levels are regulated by the Tennessee Valley Authority and its New Deal Era dams - taming the once unruly river and allowing for not only access for industry but prime fishing grounds and affordable energy for our community.
So please, take a little time to explore and discover why-- We're what you love about the South!