Tuesday, 1 January, 2008

Historical Spotlight - Albert Bacon Watkins

As a designated Texas Historical Cemetery, there are many former Athens citizens and leaders of our community buried within its boundaries.The Athens Cemetery had its start when one acre of land was donated by Pleasant Tannehill as a burial spot for members of the Masonic Lodge. Athens Lodge No. 165 ...

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Tuesday, 1 January, 2008

Historical Spotlight -John Baxter Miller- Union Soldier

When the veterans' memorial was dedicated at our cemetery earlier this year, there was a good bitof conversation and speculation among attendees about the lone Union soldier shown in the Civil Warsection. How did he come to be buried in our cemetery? Where was he from? How did he end ...

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Monday, 31 December, 2007

Our Year in Review - 2007

NEW SOUTH SIDE FENCE COMPLETED Thanks to the Friends of the Cemetery, the new, decorative wrought iron fence shownabove has been completed along the entire southern boundary of the cemetery. It replaces theold chain-link fence that had stood for many years and was showing its age. The cost of thelatest section, ...

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