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History of Athens, Georgia, USA

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Athens, Clarke, Georgia, USA

Athens is the location of the first university chartered and supported by state funds.

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  • 1854 - Athens
    Athens, a flourishing town of Clarke county, Georgia, is situated on the Oconee river, at the terminus of the Athens Branch rail road, 92 miles W. N. ...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Athens
    Athens, a city, capital of Clarke co, Ga., on the Oconee River, at the N. terminus of the Athens Branch of the Georgia Railroad, 92 miles W.N.W. of...Read MORE...


  • News 1908 - THE DAMAGE AT ATHENS ESTIMATED AT $25,000
    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 ...Read MORE...


  • News 1911 - BABY'S LIFE CRUSHED OUT BY FALLING TIES
    Father Sat Thirty Feet Away Unconscious of Heart-Breaking Tragedy.

    Athens, Ga, April 18 - One of the most shocking deaths in Elbert County was...Read MORE...


  • 1916
    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 ...Read MORE...


  • Athens, Georgia, USA
    Clayton Street, Athens, Ga.
  • Athens, Georgia, USA
    Joseph E. Brown Hall, University of Georgia, Athens, Ga.
  • Athens, Georgia, USA
    Washington St., looking East, Athens, Ga.


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Clayton Street, Athens, Ga.

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

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Washington St., looking East, Athens, Ga.
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  • 1854 - Athens
    Athens, a flourishing town of Clarke county, Georgia, is situated on the Oconee river, at the terminus of the Athens Branch rail road, 92 miles W. N. ... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Athens
    Athens, a city, capital of Clarke co, Ga., on the Oconee River, at the N. terminus of the Athens Branch of the Georgia Railroad, 92 miles W.N.W. of... Read MORE...

  • News  1908 - THE DAMAGE AT ATHENS ESTIMATED AT $25,000
    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 ... Read MORE...

  • News  1911 - BABY'S LIFE CRUSHED OUT BY FALLING TIES
    Father Sat Thirty Feet Away Unconscious of Heart-Breaking Tragedy.

    Athens, Ga, April 18 - One of the most shocking deaths in Elbert County was... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    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 ... Read MORE...

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