Question: Is Athens Georgia named after Athena?

How did Athens Ga get its name?

Athens was named by John Milledge, later governor of Georgia, after Athens, Greece, the center of learning in the classical world and home to the academies of Plato and Aristotle.

What Indian tribes lived in Athens GA?

The primary tribes in Athens were the Creek and Cherokee. Throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, a series of treaties and the Indian Removal Act of 1830 removed all of their land ownership by the 19th century. The Indian Removal Act forced all Southeastern tribes to move west of the Mississippi River.

Who founded UGA?

Is Athens GA Safe?

The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Athens is 1 in 32. Based on FBI crime data, Athens is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Georgia, Athens has a crime rate that is higher than 74% of the state’s cities and towns of all sizes.

Where is the safest place to live in Georgia?

Safest Cities in Georgia, 2019

Rank City Safety Index
1 Holly Springs 0.62
2 Peachtree City 0.47
3 Duluth 0.45
4 Grovetown 0.42

What county is Athens GA in?

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