Athens, Georgia, USA - 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 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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