The New Student's Reference Work/Athens, Ga.

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Athens, Ga., the capital of Clarke County, north central Georgia, on the Oconee River, is seventy-three miles northeast of Atlanta. It is a center of the Georgia cotton-trade, and has a number of cotton-mills and other manufactories. It is the seat of the University of Georgia, the State College of Agriculture, the State Normal and of Lucy Cobb Institute. The city is an important railway junction, and fifty miles to the eastward it has the facilities of the Savannah River. Population, 14,913.