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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Wednesday, 31 December, 2008

Our Year in Review - 2008

The Athens Cemetery Association in 2008 has continued to maintain and improve the historic Athens cemetery. The approximately 17.5 acres which comprises this historic site are maintained by the Athens Cemetery Association and no public funding is involved. Reworking of the sprinkler systems, gate repairs and ant and weed control ...

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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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