Athens, Georgia, USA - 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. W. from Augusta, and 71 miles N. from Milledgeville. The situation is healthy and the climate delightful. Since the construction of the railroad the town has increased rapidly, and has become the market for an extensive cotton-growing region. Among the public buildings are 5 churches, a town-hall, a bank, and several large hotels. There is a cotton manufactory in this town and 3 others within a few miles. The Franklin College of this place is a flourishing institution. Four or five newspapers are issued in Athens.
A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.
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