Walking tours

Athens City Cemetery is featured on a Walking Tour of Athens’ history. Tours also include stops at the Limestone County Courthouse, Athens State University and the veterans museum.

Visitors or long-time residents of Limestone County will have the opportunity to learn about its history during the June Walking Tours sponsored by the Greater Limestone County Chamber of Commerce.

The tours will begin at 9:45 a.m. each Saturday in June. Walkers will meet in the parking lot at the Limestone County Courthouse Annex on Clinton Street.

Walks begin promptly at 10 a.m.

“This year we are offering three different walks,” said Jeanette Dunnavant, Limestone County tourism director. “Walkers may choose a different walk each Saturday. The walks are free and open to anyone wanting to learn about Athens history. It’s a great way for children to learn about local history. Groups are welcome.”

Experience the culture and history of Athens by taking one of the walks: Historical Downtown Square History, Washington Street and City Cemetery History, or Athens State University and Alabama Veterans Museum and Archives History.

Each tour is about an hour long, Dunnavant said.

Local residents serving as guides are Richard Martin, Buzz Estes, Billy Ward, Bill Swindell and William Pepper. They share personal remembrances and tall tales from the old days as well as the history of their respective walk.

For more information, call (256) 232-5411.

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