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Limestone County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Limestone County

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  • Private or family graveyards
  • Athens Athens City Cemetery
  • Athens City Cemetery

    Private or family graveyard
    Limestone County, Alabama
    Politicians buried here:
      Nicholas Davis (1781-1856) — of Limestone County, Ala. Born in Hanover County, Va., April 23, 1781. Whig. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; member of Alabama state senate, 1820; candidate for Governor of Alabama, 1831. Died September 29, 1856 (age 75 years, 159 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      Relatives: Married to Martha Hargrave.

    Athens City Cemetery
    Athens, Limestone County, Alabama
    Politicians buried here:
      George Smith Houston (1811-1879) — also known as George S. Houston — of Athens, Limestone County, Ala. Born near Franklin, Williamson County, Tenn., January 17, 1811. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1832; U.S. Representative from Alabama, 1841-49, 1851-61 (at-large 1841-43, 5th District 1843-49, 1851-61); Governor of Alabama, 1874-78; U.S. Senator from Alabama, 1879; died in office 1879. Slaveowner. Died in Athens, Limestone County, Ala., December 31, 1879 (age 68 years, 348 days). Interment at Athens City Cemetery.
      Houston County, Ala. is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article

    City Cemetery
    Athens, Limestone County, Alabama
    Politicians buried here:
      Luke Pryor (1820-1900) — of Alabama. Born in Alabama, 1820. Democrat. Member of Alabama state legislature, 1860; U.S. Senator from Alabama, 1880; U.S. Representative from Alabama 8th District, 1883-85. Slaveowner. Died in 1900 (age about 80 years). Interment at City Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article

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