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  1. Jan 9, 2024 · Athens was on a flood watch and is currently on a wind advisory until 1 a.m. on Jan. 10, according to the National Weather Service. The NSW also issued severe thunderstorm and tornado...

  2. Aug 3, 2023 · Aug 3, 2023 Did you know that public higher education in America has its roots here? The founding of the University of Georgia — and thus the beginning of Athens history — dates to 1785, when...

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  3. Sep 26, 2020 · UGA’s 465 buildings and 762 acres offer much to explore, so if you have a free hour or two, follow this guided walking tour through UGA’s North Campus. And don’t forget your mask!

  4. The campus was established in 1801, when John Milledge, Governor of Georgia, purchased a tract of 633 acres on the banks of the Oconee River and donated the property to the university. Originally called Franklin College, the University began classes in September 1801.

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  6. March 16, 1972. The University of Georgia 's main campus sits across from the college town of Athens, Georgia, [1] whose dominant architectural themes are Federal —the older buildings—and Classical and Antebellum style. The university is home to the University of Georgia Campus Arboretum .

    • March 16, 1972
    • Bounded by Broad, Lumpkin, and Jackson Sts Athens, Georgia United States
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  7. Jul 29, 2021 · Campus Highlights. Here are some important moments from UGA’s history in the 1970s: 1970. UGA celebrated the first Earth Day with a teach-in at Memorial Hall; Nearly 3,000 demonstrators gathered on campus to protest the Vietnam War 1971. Aderhold Hall was completed (and named for UGA’s 17th president) 1972

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