Athens, Alabama and Limestone County, Alabama
Athens, Alabama is located in Limestone County in the Tennessee Valley of North Alabama. Limestone County is bordered by the rolling foothills of the Appalachian Mountains to the north and the Tennessee River to the south. The area offers an abundance of water recreation, hiking, golf, little league baseball and a variety of high school sports.
Athens is the county seat of Limestone County and is a short 1.5 miles west of Interstate 65. In addition to activities in town, our proximity to the interstate brings many other options for activities. Birmingham, AL and Nashville, TN are each just 90 miles away. Huntsville, AL, the "Space Capital of the South" is a short 25-mile drive. There you will find many shopping and entertainment choices and cultural attractions.
Athens offers an award-winning public school system and access to several state universities. Athens State University, established in 1822, is Alabama's oldest institution of higher learning.
Limestone County is one of the Top 10 growing counties in Alabama. Huntsville was recently ranked one of the Top 10 cities nationwide in Forbes magazine's 2004 "Best Places for Business and Careers".
To learn more about our community, we invite you to check out the links below for more information.
Chamber of Commerce
City of Athens
Athens Alabama Directory
Athens News Courier
Athens High School
Limestone County Schools
Athens State University
Calhoun Community College
University of Alabama in Huntsville
Learn About Athens (AthensPlus.com)
State of Alabama
Limestone County Economic Development Association, Inc.
Limestone County Profile
Population And Demographics