Tuesday, 1 January, 2013

Historical Spotlight - Thomas Miller Matthews, Sr. M.D

There are many, many prominent and early Americans buried in the Pioneer Section of thehistoric Athens Cemetery. We continue our look at some of those early Athenians. Thomas Miller Matthews was born at Cumberland Courthouse, Virginia on March 6, 1830. Hisfather, George H. Matthews, was a prominent attorney and served for ...

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Sunday, 30 December, 2012

Announcement - Plans for Veterans' Memorial Court

The Veterans' Memorial Court is becoming a reality. In 2011, plans for a Veterans' Memorial Court were announced. This memorial honors all who served in the military that are buried atour historical cemetery. Veterans who served in the Civil War, Cherokee Indian War, Spanish American War, WorldWar I and World War ...

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Sunday, 1 January, 2012

Historical Spotlight - Famous Texas Ranger Lies in Unmarked Grave

Nat B. Jones, a native of Athens, was a famous Texas Ranger who died in March of 1928, and was buried in our cemetery. Unfortunately, his grave is unmarked although we have a good idea as to its location.Mr. Jones, also known as "Kiowa" Jones, was stationed in Kerrville in ...

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Tuesday, 1 November, 2011

Dedication of Historic Marker - William J. Brantley

William J. Brantley, 1st Person Buried at Athens CemeteryOn Saturday, October 1, the Athens Cemetery Association and Masonic Lodge #165 held a joint dedication ceremony of a historical marker at the gravesite of William J. Brantley, the first person to be buried in the Athens Cemetery. Mr. Brantley was born in ...

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Thursday, 1 January, 2009

Historical Spotlight - Captain William T. Eustace

As one drives through the front gate of the Athens Cemetery, the area immediately to the right is called the Pioneer Section. It is appropriately named because it contains so many of Athens' pioneering families within its hallowed ground. One such internment is that of early Athens resident and prominent citizen, ...

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