Athens, Georgia, USA - Clayton Street, Athens, Ga.
Athens, Georgia, USA

Clayton Street, Athens, Ga.

Athens, Georgia, USA - Joseph E. Brown Hall, University of Georgia, Athens, Ga.
Athens, Georgia, USA

Joseph E. Brown Hall, University of Georgia, Athens, Ga.

Athens, Georgia, USA - Washington St., looking East, Athens, Ga.
Athens, Georgia, USA

Washington St., looking East, Athens, Ga.

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Athens, Georgia, USA
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Where is Athens, Georgia, USA? 

Athens, Clarke, Georgia, USA

In the late 18th century, a trading settlement on the banks of the Oconee River called Cedar Shoals stood where Athens is located today. On January 27, 1785, the Georgia General Assembly granted a charter by Abraham Baldwin for the University of Georgia as the first state-supported university. Sixteen years later, in 1801, a committee from the university's board of trustees selected a site for the university on a hill above Cedar Shoals in what was then Jackson County. On July 25, John Milledge, one of the trustees and later governor of Georgia, bought 633 acres (256 ha) from Daniel Easley and donated it to the university. Milledge named the surrounding area Athens after the city that was home to the academy of Plato and Aristotle in Greece.wikipedia

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Athens, Ga., August 26. - As a result of the flood in the Oconee river the Aichan cotton mills have been forced to close down. The damage to the mill will be about $1,000.

The waterworks plant is also under water, and the damage will reach $1,000.

Four bridges near the city and one in the...

Father Sat Thirty Feet Away Unconscious of Heart-Breaking Tragedy.

Athens, Ga, April 18 - One of the most shocking deaths in Elbert County was that yesterday afternoon of the little two-and-one-half-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Tucker, who was crushed to death under a heavy cross tie. ...Read MORE...

Athens, a city, capital of Clarke co., Ga., on the Oconee River, at the junction and terminus of several lines of rail, way, 92 miles WNW. of Augusta and 73 miles E. by N. of Atlanta. Mean annual temperature, 60°. It is the seat of the University of Georgia (non-sectarian), which was founded by the ...Read MORE...

Ancestors Who Were Born Here

flag  Henry Hull (30 April 1824, Athens, Georgia, USA - 26 April 1883, Savannah, Georgia, USA) gravestone
flag  Mary Ella Hull (30 August 1853, Athens, Georgia, USA - 17 November 1902, Savannah, Georgia, USA) gravestone

flag  Katharine Anna Maria Thomas (7 January 1826, Athens, Georgia, USA - 31 October 1876, Savannah, Georgia, USA) gravestone

Ancestors Who Died Here

  Judith Cosby (1769, Goochland Goochland County Virginia, USA - 1827, Athens, Georgia, USA) gravestone

 flag  Lucy Cosby Harvie (1798, , Georgia, USA - 4 May 1859, Athens, Georgia, USA) gravestone
  William Franklin Harvie (1739, Roseland Nelson County Virginia, USA - 1802, Athens, Georgia, USA) gravestone

   Asbury Hull (30 January 1797, Washington, Wilkes, Georgia, USA - 26 January 1866, Athens, Georgia, USA) gravestone
  Hope Hull (13 March 1763, Somerset County, Maryland, USA - 4 October 1818, Athens, Georgia, USA) gravestone

flag  Peninah Walton Jordan (abt. 1801, , North Carolina, USA - 8 October 1869, Athens, Georgia, USA) gravestone

  Stevens Thomas (8 January 1778, Oglethorpe County, Georgia, USA - 13 April 1838, Athens, Georgia, USA) gravestone

  Ann Nancy Wingfield (22 May 1759, Anna River, Hanovery, Virginia, USA - 25 November 1832, Athens, Georgia, USA) gravestone

Ancestors Who Were Married Here

Asbury Hull (30 January 1797 - 26 January 1866) & Lucy Cosby Harvie (1798 - 4 May 1859)
married 20 April 1819

Henry Hull (30 April 1824 - 26 April 1883) & Katharine Anna Maria Thomas (7 January 1826 - 31 October 1876)
married 9 October 1844

Cemeteries in Athens, Georgia, USA

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