"Athens City Cemetery" Athens Things to Do Tip by keeweechic

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The unofficial burial ground was closed in 1857 after residents petitioned for its closure. Later in that year a prominent local resident died and was buried on a one acre piece of land donated by Pleasant Tannehill to the Masonic Lodge. Another piece of land was set aside for the burial of a girl named Ward who was not able to be buried in the Masons cemetery. Finally the two burial grounds were joined and more donations of land were made which later made up the Pioneer section of this cemetery. These pioneers and their families, along with veterans of the Indian Wars, Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War 1, World War II as well as the Korean and Vietnam war, helped to build the rich heritage of Athens.

Address: S Prairieville St, Athens

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  • Written Jan 29, 2004
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