Athens (formally known as Athens-Clarke County) is a consolidated city–county in the U.S. state of Georgia, in the northeastern part of the state, comprising the former city of Athens proper (the county seat) and Clarke County. The University of Georgia, the state's flagship public research university, is located in this college town, and contributed to its initial growth. In 1991, after a vote the preceding year, the original city abandoned its charter to form a unified government with Clarke County, referred to jointly as Athens-Clarke County. As of the 2010 census, the consolidated city-county (including all of Athens-Clarke County except Winterville and a portion of Bogart) had a total population of 115,452; all of Clarke County had a population of 116,714. Athens is the sixth-largest city in Georgia, and the principal city of the Athens-Clarke County, Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area, which had a population of 192,541 as of the 2010 census. Athens-Clarke County has the smallest geographical area of a county in Georgia.Wikipedia
Athens is a college town in Georgia that is home of the state university. The state’s history can be viewed at the Georgia Museum of Art. Since it is a college town, most of the tourist places in the city are centred around art, music and other relaxations. One of the historical objects in town is the double-barrelled cannon from a set that was used during the American Civil War. The oak tree that has grown from the ‘Tree That Owns Itself’ and is known as its son is situated at the corner of Dearing and Finley. This tree has the ownership of itself and some of the trees surrounding it. The Georgia Theatre and 40 Watt Club have provided a lot of impetus to the music in Athens. The J & J Flea Market is a good place to shop. Travel to Athens for a quiet retreat in Georgia.
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