“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Athens in Henderson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

The Athens Review

The Athens Review Marker image. Click for full size.
By Amanda Hartley, June 5, 2010
1. The Athens Review Marker
Inscription. "The Athens Review" was established as a weekly newspaper by J. B. Bishop and George M. Johnson, editors and owners, on Dec. 24, 1885. The earliest newspaper in Henderson County, "The Athens Bulletin," had been founded by printer J. H. Cox and professor J. E. Thomas in 1873, 23 years after the present boundaries of Henderson County were established. It operated for about two years. Equipment owned by "The Athenian" from 1883 through early 1885 was used to print the first issue of "The Athens Review," a six-column, four-page publication with a subscription price of $1.50 a year.

In 1886, the paper was bought by William Dixon Bell, a 19-year-old Waco printer, who sold it to J. H. Walford in 1888. Col. R. E. Yantis of Van Zandt County bought it in 1900 and in 1901 published the first issue of "The Athens Daily Review" on June 20. Both newspapers have continued in operation since that time.

Throughout its history, "The Athens Review" has served the area as a community newspaper, encouraging community and supporting projects of benefit to the area. Devoted to the development and progress of Athens and Henderson County and their people, the newspaper has been an important element in the area's heritage.

Adjacent small plaque reads:
Dedicated to past owners M. M. Donosky and E. C. Dwelle, Sr.
The Athens Review Marker image. Click for full size.
By Amanda Hartley, June 5, 2010
2. The Athens Review Marker
marker and small plaque
1985 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9414.)
Location. 32° 12.173′ N, 95° 51.291′ W. Marker is in Athens, Texas, in Henderson County. Marker is on South Prairieville Street near West College Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 South Prairieville Street, Athens TX 75751, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dulcinea Ann Holland Thompson Avriett (approx. 0.2 miles away); Athens Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); Stella E. Parsons La Rue (approx. ¼ mile away); Joseph Thomas La Rue (approx. ¼ mile away); John Matthews McDonald (approx. 0.4 miles away); Henderson County (approx. 1.1 miles away); Pilgrim’s Rest Primative Baptist Church (approx. 5.6 miles away); William Richardson (approx. 6.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Athens.
Categories. Communications
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