Athens or Athens-Clarke County is a city located in Clarke County,Georgia, U.S., in the northeastern part of the state, just off of Georgia 316. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 100,266, although this does not include all of the college students with temporary residences. It is home to the University of Georgia, a major educational institution in the South and a football powerhouse in the Southeastern Conference. The city was particularly known for its music scene in the 1980s, being home to such bands as R.E.M., The B-52's, and Widespread Panic.
Web Sites and Links
Athens-Clarke County InformationOffers a comprehensive directory of sites relating to the Athens/Clarke County area.
Island AthensFully interactive map and online community for the downtown business district and Five Points areas.
The State Botanical Garden of GeorgiaPreserve with nature areas and trails. Includes maps, information about the collections, calendar of events, membership information, and volunteer opportunities.