Thursday, 1 January, 2004

Historical Spotlight - Snippets form the Past

(AS PROVIDED BY THE ATHENS WEEKLY REVIEW)Athens Weekly Review, March 22. 1917 "The Athens Cemetery Association met on Wednesday, March 14th at 4 p.m. in the city courtroom at the courthouse. A goodly number of ladies were present and everyone seemed enthusiastic and ready to cooperate with any plans or ways ...

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Wednesday, 31 December, 2003

Our Year in Review - 2003

CROSS DEDICATION SET FOR OCTOBER 24TH You are cordially invited to attend the dedication at 10:30 AM on Friday, October 24th,of the new Celtic cross which has been erected in the cemetery. This impressive cross, which isover seven feet in height, has been placed in the center of the newly expanded ...

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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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Tuesday, 31 December, 2002

Our Year in Review - 2002

FRIENDS OF THE CEMETERY It is with pleasure that the Athens Cemetery Association announces the initiation of the Friends of the Cemetery program. Through this program, we hope to keep you informed of the various expansion and beautification projects which are ongoing at the cemetery and also to raise funds for ...

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