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Athens, GA

LOCATION

Official Website:
http://www.athensclarkecounty.com/

Chamber of Commerce:
http://www.athenschamber.net/

Visitors Bureau:
http://www.visitathensga.com/

Population:
100266 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1806 (town)

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
University of Georgia
1785

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Zaxby's
1990

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
John Barrow
Politician
31-Oct-1955   Congressman, Georgia 12th
Kim Basinger
Actor
8-Dec-1953   L.A. Confidential
Henry Crumpton
Government
?   Coordinator for Counterterrorism, 2005-07
Dow Finsterwald
Golf
6-Sep-1929   Winner, 1958 PGA Championship
Leo Kottke
Guitarist
11-Sep-1945   Acoustic guitarist virtuoso
William Porter Payne
Business
13-Oct-1947   Gleacher Partners LLC
Keith Strickland
Musician
26-Oct-1953   Drummer and guitarist for the B-52s
R. Sanders Williams
Educator
1948   Dean of Duke's Medical School
Cindy Wilson
Musician
28-Feb-1957   Vocalist for the B-52s
Ricky Wilson
Guitarist
19-Mar-1953 12-Oct-1985 Guitarist for the B-52's
Rob Woodall
Politician
11-Feb-1970   Congressman, Georgia 7th

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Wally Butts
Football
7-Feb-1905 17-Dec-1973 UGA Head Coach, 1939-60
Vic Chesnutt
Singer/Songwriter
12-Nov-1964 25-Dec-2009 Wheelchair-bound folk singer
Martin J. Hillenbrand
Diplomat
1-Aug-1915 2-Feb-2005 US Ambassador to Germany, 1972-76
Hugh Kenner
Critic
7-Jan-1923 24-Nov-2003 The Poetry of Ezra Pound
Dean Rusk
Government
9-Feb-1909 21-Dec-1994 US Secretary of State, 1961-69
Frank Sinkwich
Football
10-Oct-1920 22-Oct-1990 Winner, 1942 Heisman Trophy



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