|Creator:||Athens-Clarke County Bicentennial Commission.|
|Title:||Athens-Clarke County Bicentennial Commission papers|
|Quantity:||0.2 Linear feet (1 half box)|
|Abstract:||The collection consists of correspondence, committee reports, printed material and clippings related to the Athens-Clarke County Bicentennial Committee and particularly a project called "Faith in the Future," where donations went into a trust to be used for the Tricentennial Celebration.|
"Clarke County, in northeast Georgia, is the state's twenty-sixth county. It was originally inhabited by members of the Cherokee and Creek Indian nations, but the first white settlers arrived very soon after the end of the American Revolution (1775-83). Later, to entice new settlers to the area, the state offered 1,000 acres per family for a nominal sum. This opportunity drew a significant number of people of Scots-Irish descent from North Carolina and South Carolina." -- "Clarke County" from the New Georgia Encyclopedia, http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/Article.jsp?id=h-2286&hl=y (Accessed May 27, 2009)
"Athens, home of the University of Georgia (UGA), is located along the north Oconee River in Clarke County, in the rolling Piedmont of northeast Georgia. Athens and Clarke County combined to form a unified government in 1990. According to the 2000 U.S. census, Athens-Clarke County had a population of 101,489, making it Georgia's sixth-largest metropolitan statistical area." -- "Athens" from the New Georgia Encyclopedia, http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/Article.jsp?id=h-2210&hl=y (Accessed May 27, 2009)
Arranged in chronological order.
Athens-Clarke County Bicentennial Commission papers, 1976-1979. MS 2223. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.