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Clickable Map of Athens-Clarke County, Georgia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Clarke County, GA (127) Barrow County, GA (36) Jackson County, GA (32) Madison County, GA (10) Oconee County, GA (15) Oglethorpe County, GA (22)  Athens-ClarkeCounty(127) Athens-Clarke County (127)  BarrowCounty(36) Barrow County (36)  JacksonCounty(32) Jackson County (32)  MadisonCounty(10) Madison County (10)  OconeeCounty(15) Oconee County (15)  OglethorpeCounty(22) Oglethorpe County (22)
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1Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — 1980 National Champions
National Champions & SEC Champions (12-0-0) Schedule Sept. 6 Tennessee W 16-15 Knoxville, TN Sept. 13 Texas A&M W 42-0 Athens, GA Sept. 20 Clemson W 20-16 Athens, GA Sept. 27 TCU W 34-3 Athens, GA Oct. 11 Ole Miss W 28-21 Athens, . . . Map (db m199028) HM
2Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — A City Gets on TrackTrolleys and Streetcars
In 1885, the first streetcars were introduced in Athens, ushering in a new era of progress and improvements to the city. The first cars were powered by mules, but were switched to electric power in 1891. "Ten miles of well-kept track cover all . . . Map (db m207625) HM
3Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — A City Gets on TrackIndustry and Neighborhoods Expand
In the early 1900s, extension of the street-car tracks out Mileage Ave., Lumpkin St., Prince Ave., and Boulevard produced residential growth that was planned to follow the streetcar line. Commercial hubs outside of downtown, such as Five Points . . . Map (db m207626) HM
4Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — A Railroad is BornCamak and the 1st Georgia Rail Road
Athenian James Camak was the driving force behind the founding of the Georgia Rail Road Company, the first successful railroad in the state. The Georgia Rail Road Company was created to give Athens manufacturers a reliable transportation . . . Map (db m207361) HM
5Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — A View to HistoryBroad St. Where the University of Georgia & Athens Meet
You are standing at the historic terminus of Broad St. Through this iron gable - which represents an original wooden covered bridge to Cook & Brother Factory - you can view historic Downtown Athens.Map (db m195756) HM
6Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — Abraham BaldwinFounder of the University of Georgia
Born in North Gilbert, Connecticut, November 2, 1754; graduate of Yale, 1772; licensed to preach by the New Haven Association of Ministers, 1775; Tutor in Yale, 1775 – 1779, Chaplain in the Continental Army, 1779 – 1783; Admitted to the . . . Map (db m20891) HM
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7Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — Abraham Baldwin1754 - 1807
First President The University of GeorgiaMap (db m207824) HM
8Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — Albon Chase House
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Circa 1841Map (db m200017) HM
9Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — 029-9 — America’s First Garden Club
In 1891 at this site, the Ladies Garden Club was founded by twelve Athens ladies in the home of Mrs. E. K. Lumpkin. Mrs. Lamar Cobb was the first president. Beginning as a small neighborhood group, the club extended membership to all Athens ladies . . . Map (db m39083) HM
10Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — Athena
Athena, designed by artist Jean Westmacott, Oglethorpe County, Georgia, was carved of marble from the mountains of Carrara, Italy by the Carlo Nicoli Studio. The pedestal is fashioned of Georgia granite from Elbert County. The sculpture, which . . . Map (db m207209) HM
11Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — Athens Daily NewsAthens Banner-Herald — William S. Morris IV, Publisher —
The News Building • One Press Place • Athens, Georgia The newspaper history of Athens has been colorful and varied. The first newspaper printed in Athens was the Athens Express (Later the Athens Gazette), started in 1808 by Alexander McConnell . . . Map (db m207208) HM
12Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — Athens Gets ConnectedRailroad Trestles
the Georgia Rail Road did not cross the Oconee River into Athens until 1883 when Athens investors completed trestles over Trail Creek and the North Oconee River to liberate the railroad from its Carr's Hill terminus and bring it into downtown. . . . Map (db m207363) HM
13Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — 29-06 — Athens High and Industrial School
Established in 1916-1917 and accredited in 1922, Athens High and Industrial School (AHIS) was Georgia’s first four-year public high school for African-American students. Originally known as Reese Street School, founded in 1914, AHIS offered a full . . . Map (db m38795) HM
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14Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — Award Winning Athletic Director
2016 Recipient of the Coach John Wooden Citizenship Cup for service to others 2014 Recipient of the Bobby Bowden Lifetime Achievement Award “Over The Mountain Touchdown Club", Birmingham, Alabama 2013 Recipient of the Kennesaw State . . . Map (db m199031) HM
15Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — 029-16 — Ben T. EppsGeorgia's Pioneer Aviator — 1888-1937 —
Ben T. Epps - Georgia's First in Flight -- designed, built and in 1907 flew the first airplane in the State of Georgia. He was born in Oconee County, educated in Clarke County, and attended Georgia Tech. A self-taught aviator, aircraft designer, and . . . Map (db m11754) HM
16Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — Birthplace of Mildred Lewis Rutherford, Lit D.
Birthplace of Mildred Lewis Rutherford Lit. D. Born July 16, 1851. Died August 15, 1928 in Athens. Historian for Life of the Georgia Division, 1896-1928. Historian General, 1911-1928, of The United Daughters of the Confederacy.Map (db m198544) HM
17Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — Bowl Games
Vince Dooley led the Bulldogs to 20 bowl games: DATE BOWL OPPONENT 12-26-1964 Sun Texas Tech SMU 12-31-1966* Cotton 12-16-1967 Liberty N.C. State 01-01-1969 Arkansas Sugar Sun 12-20-1969 Nebraska 12-31-1971 Gator North . . . Map (db m199027) HM
18Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — 029-10 — Camak House:Landmark in Georgia Railroading
On March 10, 1834, a group of Athens men met in this house, then the home of Mr. James Camak, to accept the charter of the Georgia Railroad Company and to organize the corporation. At this meeting Mr. Camak was elected its president, and he soon . . . Map (db m9128) HM
19Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — Carnegie Library
Carnegie Library 1910 U.S. Navy Supply Corps Museum 1974 National Register of Historic Places 11 November 1975Map (db m198503) HM
20Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — Carr's HillGeorge Cooke
You are standing at the foot of the hill where distinguished American artist George Cooke (1793-1849) painted View of Athens from Car's Hill in 1845. Image caption: One of George Cooke's most famous paintings, Interior of St. Peter's, Rome, . . . Map (db m207850) HM
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21Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — Chapel Bell
Originally used to call students to classes, chapel services, and specials events, the University of Georgia chapel bell was cast by George Holbrook of Medway, Massachusetts in 1835. The bell's arrival on campus is shrouded in mystery, but . . . Map (db m175611) HM
22Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — Chapters in Athens HeritageNative People
For 11,000 years, Native Americans were part of the river and forest communities, and seasonally hunted and gathered food along the North Oconee River. About one thousand years ago, after the introduction of maize (corn), native people . . . Map (db m206379) HM
23Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — Chapters in Athens HeritageLiving by the River
Generation after generation of people worked, shopped, played, prayed, married, and were buried within this river-based community. Many former slaves settled into small houses on the floodplain of the North Oconee River in areas called . . . Map (db m206380) HM
24Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — Chapters in Athens HeritageThe Frontier
In 1783 the Oconee River basin was the western boundary of the new United States of America. The first U.S. frontiersmen included surveyors, mapmakers, native guides, and naturalists. To entice farmers to the new territory, the U.S. . . . Map (db m206381) HM
25Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — Chapters in Athens HeritageA School and Town Develop
Five legislators on horseback set forth from the state capitol in 1801 to select a site for the nation's first state-supported college. Searching for land away from the temptations of a town, they chose a hilltop at the edge of the frontier. . . . Map (db m206383) HM
26Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — Chapters in Athens HeritageIndustry
To avoid high tariffs on cotton sent north for processing, local investors opened their own textile mills. By 1840, Clarke County was the third largest textile producing area in the country. There were three large textile mills on the . . . Map (db m206384) HM
27Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — Chapters in Athens HeritageLabor Force
Many kinds of people were important threads in the weave of Athens' historical industrial fabric. The first mill workers were white men and women, and seasonally leased African-American male slaves. During the Civil War, skilled slaves, . . . Map (db m206385) HM
28Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — Chestnut Grove School
The Chestnut Grove Schoolhouse was established in 1887 to meet the educational aspirations of Black children. It was built and equipped by local Black farmers. The land was donated by a Black farmer named Floyd Kenny, who could not read or write. . . . Map (db m56883) HM
29Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — Church-Waddel-Brumby House
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m199974) HM
30Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — 029-4 — Clarke County
Clarke County, created by Act of Dec. 5, 1801 from Jackson County, originally contained Oconee and part of Madison and Greene Counties. It was named for Gen. Elijah Clarke who came to Wilkes County, Ga., from N.C. in 1774 and fought through Ga., . . . Map (db m36187) HM
31Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — Clarke County Confederate Monument
Erected by the Ladies’ Memorial Association. 1871. True to the Soil That gave them Birth and reared them Men: True to their Ancestors of High Renown And Hallowed Worth: Cherishing the Sentiments of Home and Country And the Allegiance there . . . Map (db m179038) WM
32Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — Commeration of the Golden Anniversary of a Classic Partnership
1954-2004 Presented to Athens Clarke-County by the Commanding Officer of the U.S. Navy Supply Corps School in commemoration of the Golden Anniversary of a Classic Partnership. For half a century, the U.S. Navy has teamed with Athens-Clarke . . . Map (db m207823) HM
33Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — Cook & Brother Armory BuildingTimeline and Company Name
• 1862 Cook & Brother purchases property at the junction of Trail Creek and the North Oconee River, builds the Armory and produces Enfield-model rifles for the Confederate Army. • 1865 Cook & Brother Armory closes at the end of the Civil . . . Map (db m60603) HM
34Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — 029-2 — Cook & Brother Confederate Armory
To this building in 1862 was brought the machinery of the armory established in New Orleans at the outbreak of the War by Ferdinand W.C. and Francis L. Cook, recent English immigrants, the former a skilled engineer for the manufacture of Enfield . . . Map (db m11288) HM
35Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — Dan Magill Tennis Complex
In tribute to the former Georgia tennis coach who Spent a lifetime making UGA the Mecca of amateur tennis: winningest coach NCAA Division I history; father of the NCAA team tournament; founder of the Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame; pioneer in . . . Map (db m198496) HM
36Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — Dedicated to the Veterans of 1898 to 1902
“You triumphed over obstacles which would have overcome men less brave and determined.”President McKinley Dedicated to The Veterans of 1898 to 1902 by the Camps and Auxiliaries of the Department of Georgia United States War . . . Map (db m120240) WM
37Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — 029-11 — Dr. Moses WaddelNoted Educator and Presbyterian Minister
Dr. Moses Waddel, educator and minister, was born in 1770 in N.C. At fourteen he began teaching pupils near his home. Moving to Ga. In 1786, he taught in the Greensboro area until 1787, opening another school at Bethany, Greene County, in 1788. . . . Map (db m38874) HM
38Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — 029-14 — Dr. William Lorenzo Moss Birthplace
William Lorenzo Moss, medical researcher and physician, was born in this house at 479 Cobb Street in Cobbham on August 23, 1876. Crawford W. Long was the attending physician. Dr. Moss received his B.S. degree from the University of Georgia in 1897 . . . Map (db m11872) HM
39Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — Dudley Park
Dudley Park was named to honor Mr. A.J. Dudley, who worked in the Climax Hosiery Mill as a sweeper (like the boy in the picture below). Later, Mr. Dudley became the mill owner. Mr. Dudley was a self-made man who prospered as the mill owner, . . . Map (db m207634) HM
40Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — Dudley ParkAthens, Ga — 1953 —
This park is dedicated to Alonzo Gordon Dudley He served as Mayor of Athens for 12 years 1926-1935 and 1938-39 his untiring efforts towards civic improvement and his countless philanthropic deeds contributed greatly to the economic . . . Map (db m207635) HM
41Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — 29-5 — First Flight in GeorgiaSite of Ben Epps' Garage
Georgia’s pioneer aviator, Benjamin Thomas Epps, was born in Oconee County in 1888. He opened Athens’ first automobile repair garage at this location on East Washington Street in 1907. That same year, nineteen-year-old Epps designed and built his . . . Map (db m11755) HM
42Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — First Garden Club1891
Founders’ Memorial Garden which commemorates the founders of America’s first garden club. The Ladies Garden Club organized in 1891, Athens, Georgia. This garden was developed on University of Georgia campus by University’s Landscape Architecture . . . Map (db m35108) HM
43Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — First Home of the Garden Club of Georgia, Inc.
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior First Home of the Garden Club of Georgia, Inc. Dedicated Oct. 6, 1964Map (db m120298) HM
44Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — First Presbyterian Church
First Presbyterian Church Athens, Georgia Founded 1820 Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Erected 1855Map (db m121079) HM
45Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — Former Site of Fairhaven Tuberculosis Sanitarium
By 1924, the spread of tuberculosis had reached epidemic levels in Athens, with 100 active cases and a death toll in excess of 160. This caused public health officials to request a sanitarium (hospital) to be built. The result was a Spanish-style . . . Map (db m198497) HM
46Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — Forrest Towns Track
In tribute to the Georgia Track captain 1937, SEC Team Champion; 1936 Olympic Champion, 110 mtr. HH; set world record of 13.7 at Oslo in 1936; NCAA champion 1936 AND 1937; Georgia track coach 1939 - 42, 1946 - 75; Captain, U.S. Army, May 1942 - . . . Map (db m198569) HM
47Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — Gary A. Cleveland (GAC)1946-2009
This plaza is dedicated to the memory of Gary A. Cleveland, Production Director for the Athens Banner-Herald from 1980-2009. He started his career with the newspaper in 1969. Cleveland led the newspaper's transition from cold-type production to . . . Map (db m207207) HM
48Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — 29-6 — Gospel Pilgrim Cemetery
The Gospel Pilgrim Cemetery was founded in 1882 by the Gospel Pilgrim Society, a fraternal organization, to furnish respectable funerals and burial places for Athens-area African Americans. Popular in the nineteenth century, such societies offset . . . Map (db m14500) HM
49Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — 029-17 — Herty Field
This marker overlooks the site of the first intercollegiate football game played in the state of Georgia and one of the first to be played in the deep south. On January 30, 1892 Georgia defeated Mercer College 50 to 0 on the stubbly grounds that . . . Map (db m11709) HM
50Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — Historic Athletic Grounds
This valley formed by Tanyard Creek is site of many great moments in University of Georgia athletic history. In 1911, a football/baseball facility with wooden grandstands, Sanford Field, was built here. The Bulldog football team played in it until . . . Map (db m198449) HM
51Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — Hodgson-Dodd Park
In their Springdale houses they shared the joys of music and the visual arts with friends, family, students and faculty. HUGH HODGSON 1893 - 1969 570 SPRINGDALE was designed by architect Ed Wade and built in 1941 by Sam Wright for . . . Map (db m14191) HM
52Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — Holmes/Hunter Academic Building
On Jan. 6, 1961, Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter became the first two African American students to enroll at the University of Georgia when they walked past the historic Arch and into this building to register for classes. On this day, January . . . Map (db m11699) HM
53Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — 029-12 — Home of Joseph Henry LumpkinGeorgia's First Chief Justice
Joseph Henry Lumpkin, born in Oglethorpe County, Georgia, Dec. 23, 1799, entered the University of Georgia at fifteen, completing his college education at Princeton, New Jersey, in 1819. Lumpkin passed the bar in 1820 and began practicing law in . . . Map (db m37800) HM
54Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — Honors and Awards
College Football Hall of Fame, 1994 State of Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, 1978 State of Alabama Sports Hall of Fame, 1984 Amos Alonzo Stagg Award from American Football Coaches Association for lifetime contributions to the sport of . . . Map (db m198981) HM
55Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — In Memory of Martyred Brothers, Sisters and Unknown Others
In memory of our martyred brothers, sisters and unknown other lynched between 1870-1964 in Athens Georgia Dan Ahern • Richard Allen • Thomas Allen • Lon J. Aycock • Wallace Baynes Herman L. Bigby • Aaron Birdsong • Jeff Bolden • . . . Map (db m198869) HM
56Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — In Memory of Unknown Enslaved Individuals
In memory of the unknown individuals interred in this area during the 19th century, on land that was part of the old Athens Cemetery. In 2015, remains were discovered during the construction of the Baldwin Hall addition. The vast majority of the . . . Map (db m198833) HM
57Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — 29-2 — Jeruel Academy/Union Baptist Institute
This academy was founded in 1881 at Landrum Chapel (Ebenezer Baptist Church, West) by the Rev. Collins Henry Lyons. In 1886 a new facility was constructed at this site, now on the University of Georgia campus. Here black youth were taught college . . . Map (db m46841) HM
58Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — John L. (Judge) Beaver Pavilion
In tribute to Georgia's No. 1 Player 1931-32-33; Captain 1932-33; First Georgian to Win a USTA Title (B18D, 1930-31) Forever Loyal to His Alma MaterMap (db m198492) HM
59Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — John Rice Hudson Clinic
In memory of Lieutenant John Rice Hudson Medical Corps United States Naval Reserve Born 12 November 1954 Died 23 October 1983 Lt. Hudson lost his life in the terrorist bombing of U.S. Marine Corps Battalion Landing Team . . . Map (db m198501) HM WM
60Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — Judge Frank Daniel Foley
Native of Columbus, GA. Pitcher - First Baseman 1908 Georgia Baseball Team. Southern Champions. UGA’s Board if Trustees. Athletic Board, State Board of Regents, President Alumni Society, Distinguished Alumnus Award August 17, 1888 December 31, . . . Map (db m198560) HM
61Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — 29-3 — Louis H. Persley(1888-1932)
Originally from Macon, Georgia, African-American architect Louis H. Persley attended Lincoln University, and graduated from Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1914. Persley then joined the faculty of the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. One of his . . . Map (db m11753) HM
62Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — Lt. Col. Jefferson M. Lamar, C.S.A.
Lt. Col. Jefferson Mirabeau Lamar commanded Cobb’s Legion Infantry at Crampton’s Gap. Lamar graduated from the University of Mississippi before opening a law practice in Covington, GA. A month after his July 1861 marriage to his cousin, Mary Ann . . . Map (db m108759) HM
63Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — 029-8 — Lucy Cobb Institute (1858-1931)
Lucy Cobb Institute, a College for Girls, was established in 1858 through the effort of T. R. R. Cobb and named for his daughter, Lucy. Later, three of his nieces taught here: Miss Mildred Rutherford, Principal, Mrs. Mary Ann Lipscomb, Mrs. Bessie . . . Map (db m208807) HM
64Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — Maj. Gen. Albert B. Jones
Maj. Gen. Albert B. Jones In Memoriam to Georgia’s Tennis Captain 1938 and Coach 1949-54 March 2, 1917 - March 18, 1989Map (db m198493) HM
65Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — Making Things in the MillWaterwheel to Product
Many different products were manufactured in the Athens mills, but the mills all worked in a similar way. Production started with the force of water spinning the waterwheel. The system of gears, shafts, pulleys, and belts, called the power . . . Map (db m195761) HM
66Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — Making Things in the MillSawing
Coming to the sawmill with felled trees, the settlers would leave with sawn timber to build their houses, barns and furniture. Water powered the saw cutting blades for the frontier millers. At the early sawmills, the saw blades were rectangular . . . Map (db m195762) HM
67Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — Making Things in the MillWeaponry
Water provided the power to saw, bore, mill, forge, cast and polish high quality rifles, carbines and bayonets at the Cook & Brother Armory during the Civil War. Gun parts needed to be interchangeable so that a broken gun could be repaired on . . . Map (db m195770) HM
68Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — Making Things in the MillTextiles
Making textiles from raw cotton required several steps. Each step was done in its own location in the mill, using different machinery and workers. (captions) 1849 Botanical print of a cotton plant Lapping Cotton came lo the . . . Map (db m196469) HM
69Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — Making Things in the MillTextiles
Weaving fabric required very skilled workers. Award-winning fabrics required good designers as well as attentive machine operators. People became identified by the job they did in the mill. What position a person had depended upon ability, . . . Map (db m196470) HM
70Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — May Erwin Talmadge(1885 – 1973)
May Erwin Talmadge was the eighteenth President General of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, 1944-1947. Mrs. Talmadge and her husband, Julius Young Talmadge (1880-1940), an Athens businessman, made their home in this . . . Map (db m39086) HM
71Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — Mill ProductsLumber, Grist, and Ginning
Athens' first settlers used the huge forests and fertile soil of the area to build their homes and provide food and clothing material. The first industry along the North Oconee River in Athens was a sawmill and gristmill run by Daniel . . . Map (db m206374) HM
72Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — Mill ProductsWeaponry
The Cook brothers came to Athens to manufacture guns for the Confederate Army. Weapons produced in the water-powered Armory were heralded as some of the finest in the South. Francis and Ferdinand Cook bought William Carr's grist and sawmill . . . Map (db m206375) HM
73Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — Mill ProductsThread, Cord, and Rope
The Athens Manufacturing Co. made thread by twisting cotton fibers together. Cord, rope, and other products were manufactured at this mill using the same technology. To maintain shape and strength in an automobile tire, a web of belting is . . . Map (db m206377) HM
74Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — Mill ProductsFabric
During 145 years of operation the riverside textile mills produced a diversity of fabrics. Materials ranged from sturdy wool and cotton cloth for Confederate uniforms to lightweight gauze for modern bandages. The Athens Manufacturing . . . Map (db m206378) HM
75Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — Modern DevelopmentAutomobiles and Sprawl
In the early 1920s, with increasingly common use of the auto, the streetcar business declined and was discontinued in 1930. After World War II, the city and county were on a course of rapid expansion that would see the population of the city . . . Map (db m207631) HM
76Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — Oconee Hill Cemetery
Oconee Hill Cemetery was purchased in 1855 by the City of Athens when further burials were prohibited in the old town cemetery on land owned by The University of Georgia. In 1856, the City formed a self-perpetuating Board of Trustees to hold and . . . Map (db m38875) HM
77Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — Oconee RiverDescription and Historic Views
Run -off water from the upper piedmont forms the Oconee (a Native American word meaning "river"). Below the Appalachian Mountains of North Georgia, the Oconee River headwaters begin in the rolling hill country of Hall and Gwinnett Counties . . . Map (db m207633) HM
78Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — Old Athens Cemetery
This site is the original burial ground for Athens and contains the remains of its earliest citizens. It is a part of the original tract of land purchased for The University of Georgia by Governor John Milledge in 1801. All people in Athens were . . . Map (db m19707) HM
79Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — Old Athens Cemeteryca. 1810 — National Register of Historic Places —
Old Athens Cemetery ca. 1810 This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m200700) HM
80Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — Old College
Old College Oldest Building-1806 Marker presented by Thomas Miller Chapter Colonial Dames XVII Century 1985Map (db m200698) HM
81Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — 29-4 — Old College
Built in 1806 by Jett Thomas to the specifications of college president Josiah Meigs, Old College was the first permanent building on the University of Georgia campus. Originally named Franklin College in honor of Benjamin Franklin, the building . . . Map (db m19515) HM
82Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — Old Indian Trail
Here passed the Old Indian Trail used by the Creeks of the Savannah River basin, the Cherokees of upper Georgia and Tennessee and by trading parties of other tribes.Map (db m198448) HM
83Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — Olympic Games in Athens
In summer 1996, Athens, Georgia, shone as the largest Olympic venue site outside Atlanta, as the state hosted the Centennial Olympic Games July 19 - August 4. Some 650,000 visitors bought tickets to events at three University of Georgia venues: . . . Map (db m11870) HM
84Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — Original Oconee Street Methodist Episcopal Church bell
This bell was purchased for and hung in the original Oconee Street Methodist Episcopal Church, South, located at 142 Oconee Street. It is the first known item to represent the church in the Athens community, arriving in August 1870, before the . . . Map (db m207853) HM
85Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — Origins of Formal Parterre Gardens/Gardens of the Antebellum South & Athens
Origins of Formal Parterre Gardens Formal gardens originated in France in the 1400s and reached their peak in Europe in the 1600s. They were originally a way for the rich to display their wealth and status. The “parterre” garden is a type of . . . Map (db m199962) HM
86Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — Pawson Garden
Named in honor of Captain Richard P. Pawson, SC, USN (Ret.) who constructed this garden from a drawing by Mrs. Mary Alice Donley Although Captain Pawson retired after nearly 33 years of active naval duty , he continued his service to the . . . Map (db m198505) HM
87Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — Petroglyphic Boulders
These two engraved 'petroglyphic' boulders were carved by prehistoric Native Americans of Georgia. Their exact ages are unknown but the symbols are somewhat similar to Georgia pottery designs from ca. 800 years ago. The meaning of the symbols is . . . Map (db m198832) HM
88Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — R. Chappelle Matthews
This Public Service Complex is named to honor R. Chappelle Matthews (1908-1986) who served in the Georgia House of Representatives for twenty eight (28) years representing the district that included the University of Georgia. Representative . . . Map (db m198557) HM
89Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — Railroad HeritageGeorgia Railroad
Georgia Railroad was located off Broad St, to the east of Foundry St. and lease factory space to the Hanna Manufacturing Baseball Bat Co. 1833 Georgia Railroad Co. is incorporated by a group of Athens citizens led by James Camak. 1841 . . . Map (db m207369) HM
90Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — Railroad HeritageSeaboard Air Line Railway
Seaboard Air Line Railway operated Athens' passenger service to Atlanta and the Northeast from its station on the corner of College and Ware St. 1892 Georgia, Carolina & Northern Railway is built and connects Charlotte, NC, Athens, and Atlanta. . . . Map (db m207610) HM
91Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — Railroad HeritageCentral of Georgia Railway
Central of Georgia Railway station and yard was located on the corner of Thomas and Mitchell St. It was destroyed by fire in 1980. 1835 Central of Georgia Railroad begins construction in Savannah. 1889 Macon & Northern Railroad completes . . . Map (db m207612) HM
92Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — Railroad HeritageGainesville Midland Railway
Gainesville Midland Railway and Seaboard Air Line Railway shared a station on the corner of Ware St. and College Ave. They also shared a terminal on the corner of Foundry St. and Broad St. 1904 The Gainesville Midland Railway (GM) is chartered . . . Map (db m207614) HM
93Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — Railroad HeritageSouthern Railway
The 1913 Southern Railway station was located at the corner of Hoyt St. and Hull St. Service to this station was discontinued in 1970. 1870 Northeastern Railroad of Georgia is chartered to build a railroad from Athens northward. 1876 . . . Map (db m207615) HM
94Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — Railroad HeritageTrains Create a District
In the late 1800s, rail lines were extended into the eastern part of downtown Athens, creating a warehouse district. Athens businesses no longer depended on the North Oconee River and wagons for transportation, and a bustling warehouse district . . . Map (db m207616) HM
95Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — Railroad HeritageKing Cotton
In the years between the Civil War and 1920, cotton was the principal crop in the countryside surrounding Athens. Virtually every available acre was dedicated to its' production. In 1910, the Athens Banner newspaper declared that Athens . . . Map (db m207619) HM
96Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — Railroad HeritageCulture and Entertainment
The construction of the Seaboard Air Line Railway main line into Athens made this area a destination for national touring companies and famous personalities. Rail connected Athens to all parts of the country, allowing culture and . . . Map (db m207620) HM
97Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — Railroad HeritageBusiness and Industry Diversify
In the early 1900s, cotton was still Athens' main economic engine, but other businesses and industries began to make a major impact. Everything from baseball to soft drinks to airplanes were produced locally. Businesses included Bludwine, . . . Map (db m207621) HM
98Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — River OverviewThe Mill Bridge
Built around 1885, a wooden covered bridge connected the mill community of Potterytown to the Check Factory textile mill. On this site the mill bridge brought East Broad Street to the front door of the mill. By 1909, this bridge was replaced . . . Map (db m207642) HM
99Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — River OverviewMill Location
Mills were located at shoals in the river where water dropped quickly, providing power for manufacturing. Clarke County had 19 mills, and many were located on the Athens riverfront. A dam constructed in the 1830s on the rocky shoals downstream. . . . Map (db m207644) HM
100Georgia (Athens-Clarke County), Athens — River OverviewTaking Care of the River
Throughout history our rivers have been used and abused. Conservation enhances the valuable uses of our river, and protects the plant and animals of our river community. Our rivers are brown because of poor farming and construction practices . . . Map (db m207646) HM

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