About Limestone County
Limestone County is located in the rolling foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. The County is in the center of the Tennessee Valley with the Tennessee River running along the southern end of the county. The county name comes from a large creek, which flows through it, its bed of hard limestone. Limestone County rests on the northern bank of the mighty Tennessee River and stretches to the southern boundary of the State of Tennessee. Limestone County comprises an area of 565 square miles with a 2010 Census population of 82,782 with 21,897 people inside the City of Athens. Athens is the county seat located approximately 1.5 miles west of Interstate 65. Limestone County has an excellent highway system, which includes I-65, I-565, U.S. 31, U.S. 72, AL 20, AL 99, AL 127, and AL 251. Athens and Limestone County offer a community rich in Southern tradition, which is poised for tremendous future growth.
The mission of the Limestone County Commission is to demonstrate good stewardship over financial resources, provide exceptional services to its citizens, and promote economic opportunities to enhance the quality of life for its people.
In keeping with that mission, The Limestone County Commission administers a combined budget of $29,666,614.00. This budget supports the operation of the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office, Limestone County Judge of Probate’s Office, Limestone County Revenue Commissioner’s Office, and Limestone County License Commissioner’s Office, Limestone County Council on Aging and supports the operation various other services to the citizens of Limestone County. A portion of the budget is also used to maintain 1064 miles of roadways in Limestone County.
Greetings From the Chairman
On behalf of the Limestone County Commission, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to Limestone County.
Limestone County is the 5th fastest growing county out of the 67 counties of the State of Alabama. We are one of the smallest geographically, but continue to grow in population according to the 2010 census data.
Limestone County has an AA bond rating which also ranks us in the top 5% of counties in Alabama concerning financial stability. Limestone County continues to attract new people due to our proximity to Huntsville as we are part of the Huntsville metropolitan area. Our quality of life, education system, law enforcement and job opportunity are all factors that encourage growth and financial stability.
I encourage you to visit our website to view the programs and facilities that ensure Limestone County place at the top of county government for the State of Alabama.
Welcome to Limestone from all of us. We hope that you will find that Limestone County is a great place to visit and to reside. I hope you will take this as a personal invitation to sample our lifestyle. I am certain that should you choose, you will become as passionate as I am about life in Limestone County Alabama.
Mark Yarbrough Chairman