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Celebrating All That Living & Working in Limestone Has to Offer

Athens and Limestone County’s enduring traditions, good schools, community events, and well-balanced economy all come at an affordable price with a relaxed pace that’s conveniently located adjacent to unprecedented growth in the neighboring Huntsville MSA.

Our Communities

Limestone County comprises 607 square miles, and the county seat is Athens, which is the only municipality wholly within the county; small parts of Huntsville, Madison, and Decatur fall within its bounds. Smaller communities within Limestone County are the towns of Ardmore, Elkmont, Lester, and Mooresville, along with several unincorporated communities.

Two Rivers
Limestone County is located in the scenic Tennessee Valley with the Tennessee River running along the southern end of the county and the Elk River defining the southwest boundary.
Three Interchanges
Athens has three exits from Interstate 65, Alabama’s primary, highly traveled north-south corridor.
100-mile Day Trips
Athens is located at the intersections of I-65, US Hwy 72, and US Hwy 31 and approximately 100 miles north of Birmingham and 100 miles south of Nashville.
Easy Airport Access
Huntsville International is the closest international airport and just 23 miles from Athens, and Pryor Field is Limestone County’s regional airport.

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