"university of georgia" Top 5 Page for this destination Athens Things to Do Tip by doug48
Athens Things to Do: 24 reviews and 30 photos
located on 615 acres in downtown athens the university of georgia dominates the economy and culture of the city. UGA was chartered in 1785 by abraham baldwin and is the first state chartered university in the united states. originally called franklin college UGA opened in 1801. UGA's first president was josiah meigs. the reverend robert findley was also a president of UGA. the university was closed between 1863 and 1866 due to the civil war. of interest to the tourist is it's beautiful campus and neo classical architecture. in the fall of each year athens is invaded by tens of thousands of georgia football fans for home football games. a word of warning, if by chance you visit athens on a football weekend it will be impossible to find a hotel room. go "dawgs" !
Address: broad & lumpkin streets