Athens Municipal Government papers

Athens Municipal Government papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Title: Athens Municipal Government papers
Dates: 1929 October 3
Quantity: 0.1 Linear feet (1 portfolio)
Abstract:The collection consists of a receipt for bonds deposited in the National Bank of Athens, received of James Barrow, Treasurer of the City of Athens, and an ordinance to levy and assess taxes and raise revenue for the City of Athens.
Coll. Number: ms2206

Biographical/Historical Note

"Athens was no more than a trading settlement on the banks of the Oconee River called Cedar Shoals during the late 1700s. On January 27, 1785, the Georgia General Assembly chartered the University of Georgia as the first chartered state-supported university... In December 1806, the town of Athens was officially incorporated and a three-member commission form of government was established... Athens was eventually chartered as a city on August 24, 1872 with a mayor-council form of government... After unification with Clarke County was approved, Mayor Dwain Chambers became the last person to hold the title of Mayor of the City of Athens from 1989-1991." -- "City of Athens History." ACC Online. (Retrieved June 17, 2009)

James Barrow married Clara Elizabeth Barrow and was the father of Judge James Barrow.


Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

Athens (Ga.)--Records and correspondence.
Barrow, James
Receipts (financial records)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Athens Municipal Government papers, 1929 October 3. MS 2206. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Papers, 1929 October 3