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Athens, Clarke, Georgia, USA

"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 Augusta, and 70 miles E. by N. of Atlanta. It is also the S.E. terminus of the Northeastern Railroad. Mean annual temperature, 60°. It is the seat of the University of Georgia (non-sectarian), which was founded by the state in 1801 and has 15 professors and a library of about 20,000 volumes. Here is also the “Georgia State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts," which was organized in 1872. Athens contains a city hall, a court-house, the Franklin College, 12 churches, 4 banks, printing-offices, which issue 3 weekly newspapers, 2 or 3 cotton-factories, 1 foundry, 1 flour-mill, 1 manufactory of furniture, &c., besides a female institute and a home school for girls. It is an important market of cotton of which about 25,000 bales are received here annually. Pop, in 1890, 8039,"

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott


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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 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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    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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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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  • 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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