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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21XX_university-of-georgia-botanical-garden_Athens-GA.html
In 1833 Dr. Malthus Ward, Professor of Natural History, opened the University Botanical Garden at this location. Covering the block bounded by Broad, Pope, Reese, and Finley, the four-acre garden was intended as a laboratory for learning and exper…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM156C_cook-brother-armory-building_Athens-GA.html
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 War. …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMQ0Y_dr-moses-waddel_Athens-GA.html
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. Wh…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMPYY_athens-high-and-industrial-school_Athens-GA.html
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…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMPAC_home-of-joseph-henry-lumpkin_Athens-GA.html
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 L…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMO6L_clarke-county_Athens-GA.html
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., a…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMCXS_the-stoneman-raid_Athens-GA.html
Closing in on Atlanta in July, 1864, Maj. Gen. W.T. Sherman found it "too strong to assault and too extensive to invest". To force its evacuation, he sent Maj. Gen. Geo. Stoneman's cavalry [US] to cut the Macon railway by which Atlanta's defenders…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMCUU_the-athens-double-barrelled-cannon_Athens-GA.html
This cannon, the only known one of its kind, was designed by Mr. John Gilleland, a private in the "Mitchell Thunderbolts," an elite "home guard" unit of business and professional men ineligible because of age or disability for service in the Confe…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM9EZ_gospel-pilgrim-cemetery_Athens-GA.html
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 …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM7NY_olympic-games-in-athens_Athens-GA.html
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: so…
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