The photos posted
here are from the Beaty Historic District. Each Saturday I
hope to take a different walk offered by the Chamber.
Teresa Todd ~
The Greater Limestone
County Chamber of Commerce announces its June Historic
Walking Tours to be held each Saturday in June (June 4, 11,
18, & 25). Walkers will meet at the Athens Visitors Center
meeting room (located on at the corner of Beaty and Market
Streets by the duck pond) at 9:45 AM. The walks will begin
promptly at 10:00 AM and will last approximately one hour.
“This year we are offering four different walks,” states
Jeanette Dunnavant, Athens-Limestone County Tourism
Director. “Walkers may choose a different walk each
Saturday. The walks are free and open to the public. It’s a
great way for children to learn about local history. Groups
Experience the culture and history of Athens by taking one
of the walks.
Tour 1: Athens Square with guide Buzz Estes;
Tour 2: Beaty Historic District, Washington Street and Old
Town Cemetery with guide Billy Ward;
Tour 3: Athens State University, Big Spring Memorial Park
and College Inn with guide William Pepper;
Tour 4 – City Cemetery with guides from Hobbs Camp - Sons of
Local residents serving as guides will share personal
remembrances and tall tales from the old days as well as the
history of their respective walk.
For more information call 256-232-5411/256-206-5983 or send
an email to