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Believed to be the oldest surviving house in Athens, this Federalist style house was built for UGA mathematics professor Alonzo Church and it later became home to UGA President Dr. Moses Waddel. The house now serves as the Athens Welcome Center and house museum and is furnished with period antiques.
Well known as the Old Athens Cemetery, the Jackson Street Cemetery is nestled within the sprawling campus of University of Georgia. This cemetery was used by the entire town and later the Oconee Hill Cemetery was opened to accommodate more burials. This landmark is also incorporated in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
The T. R. R. Cobb House is an octagonal house dating back to 1842, and is currently operating as a historic house museum. The house was placed in the National Registrar of Historic Places on June 30, 1975.
An amazing location where you can see curating of nature with fine flair. Part of the College of Environment and Design, Founders Memorial Garden and Houses is worth a visit.
Athens, known officially as Athens-Clarke County, is a consolidated city-county, meaning operating as a city as well as a county, in Georgia. The establishment of Athens is, rather, an incidental event. A part of the land that is now occupied by the city was bought to build a state-funded university, the University of Georgia. As the university grew in prominence, more funds were needed in order to build more structures of the university, and thus the area around it was sold to businesses to bring in funds. Gradually, homes also cropped up over the area, and Athens was officially incorporated as a town in 1806. Today, Athens is a bustling city, filled with a diverse population and a vibrant culture. See the website to discover more about Athens, Georgia.
Taylor Grady House is a picturesque mansion built in the 1840s that is adored for its eclectic architecture and deep history. The mansion is named after Robert Taylor and Henry Grady and is built in a beautiful Greek Revival style architecture. The interiors are lavish and colossal with elite bedrooms and halls that are very awe inspiring. The place is today buzzing with several events like weddings, receptions, dinners and other private events.
Once considered one of the top girls' schools in the nation, this historic collection of buildings of this institute now serves as the central headquarters of the Carl Vinson Institute of Government.
Features discovery stations, roach & beetle races, puppet shows, and Caf
This beautiful park located in Athens offers hiking, fishing, and swimming.
This 313 acre (127 hectare) preserve is used by the University of Georgia as a horticulture laboratory and is open to the public. It offers five miles (eight kilometers) of walking trails through a variety of diverse ecosystems, where guests can witness the ongoing study of all things floral. Eleven specialty gardens are maintained, ranging from regional specimens to desert samples, as well as a large conservatory of tropical plants. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.
Eagle Tavern is one of the oldest structures in Oconee County, Georgia, United States. It was built in 1801 for people seeking protection from the Creek and Cherokee. It has a rich history and ghostly tales, and is a popular spot for many paranormal investigators. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on May 13, 1970.
One time inhabited by the settler William Daniell, this historic house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is located on its original site. The house is one of the oldest houses in Oconee County and is now used for weddings, receptions, family reunions, business meetings, educational exhibits, and various meetings and functions.