|Repository:||University of Georgia Archives|
|Title:||UGA Physical Plant-Grounds Department Collection|
|Quantity:||1.5 Linear feet (2 boxes and 2.1 gigabytes)|
The cemetery, on Jackson Street on the University of Georgia's North Campus, was used primarily between 1810 and 1856. When this 2.5 acre site was full, Oconee Hill Cemetery (located behind Sanford Stadium) opened. There are approximately 800 graves, including those for merchants, tailors, ministers, children of UGA faculty members, and two UGA presidents, Robert Finley and Moses Waddel. The cemetery was added to the National Register of Historic Places in October 2009. The cemetery has been cleaned up and repaired during a multi-year restoration process between 2007 and 2009. Vegetation has been cleared away, head stones have been repaired and cemetery monuments, including obelisks and vaults have received structural repairs. Athens Convention and Visitors Bureau website http://www.visitathensga.com/stay_and_do/listing.details.php?id=624 (Retrieved November 24, 2010)
The collection consists of reports, images, correspondence, and a map of the Old Athens Cemetery created by Janine Duncan.
Arranged in chronological order.
UGA Physical Plant-Grounds Department, UA0107, University Archives, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.
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