Friday, 16 May, 2003

Marker Dedication - Historic Athens Cemetery

In 2002, as it celebrated its 144th year of operations, the Athens Cemetery was officially recognized by the State of Texas as an historic cemetery. The dedication and installation of the marker acknowledging this took place on May 16, 2003 at the entrance to the cemetery. The marker chronicles ...

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Wednesday, 1 January, 2003

Historical Spotlight - Cemetery History

When this part of East Texas was first opened to Anglo settlement in the early 1840s, a small settlement soon developed where Athens is today. This small village was called "Alfred", named for its first postmaster, Alfred F. Mallard. It existed by that name until 1850 when the town became ...

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