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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, 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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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 ...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 ...Read MORE...

1916
Athens, a city, capital of Clarke co., Ga., on the Oconee River, at the junction and terminus of...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Hull
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

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

Ancestors Who Died Here


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

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

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

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

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

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

Ancestors Who Were Married Here


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

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

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