Here in Athens lies the Double Barrel Cannon. It was forged in 1862 as a Uga, NCAA, football, tilt-shift, tilt shift, sec, Clarke County, created by Act of Dec. 5, 1801 from Jackson County, originally contained Oconee and part of Madison and Greene Counties. It was named for Gen. Elijah Clarke who came to Wilkes County, Ga., from N.C. in 1774 and fought through Ga., and S.C. during the Revolutionary War. He engaged in several battles with the Indians and signed treaties with the Cherokees in 1783 and Creeks in 1783 and 1785. He died Dec. 15, 1799. First officers of Clarke County, commissioned Dec. 31, 1801, were: Abner Bankston, Sheriff; Bedford Brown, Clk, Sup. Ct.; Gabriel Hubert, Clk. Inf. Ct.; Stephen Nobles, Surveyor; Daniel Conner, Coroner. I'm sure it seemed like a good idea at the time, but it was short lived for obvious reasons. How can you fire both barrels at the same time? Built with funds appropriated in 1845. Athens City Hall was built to provide a market on the ground floor where meat was sold. The building also housed the calaboose (jail), and the hall itself was used not only for political meetings, but for theatrical performances by native talent and traveling barnstormers.
The ground floor is constructed of Lexington limestone and the upper floors are of brick with limestone accents. The building still houses the Mayors office. 
Standing proudly outside the Classic Center - the city's convention center - and facing downtown Athens, the statue of Athena, Greek goddess of wisdom, symbolizes the community's namesake - Athens, Greece. Joseph Henry Lumpkin, born in Oglethorpe County, Georgia, Dec. 23, 1799, entered the University of Georgia at fifteen, completing his college education at Princeton, New Jersey, in 1819. Lumpkin passed the bar in 1820 and began practicing law in Lexington, Georgia. He served in the State Legislature, 1824 and 1825, and helped from the Georgia Penal Code, 1833.
When the Georgia Supreme Court was formed in 1845, the General Assembly elected Lumpkin, Hiram Warner, and Eugenius Nisbet to the bench. His colleagues chose Lumpkin Chief Justice, and he held that position until his death, June 4, 1867. When the University added a school of law, it was given Lumpkin's name, and he lectured there until the outbreak of the Civil War. The eloquent opinions of Georgia's first Chief Justice, who revered the spirit as well as the letter of the law, were of inestimable importance in firmly establishing the Supreme Court as part of the State's legal system, Lumpkin's beautiful Greek Revival home was built in 1842. After his death in 1867, the house was used by Madama Sophie Sosnowski as her General Robert Taylor (1787-1859), a planter and cotton merchant, built this Greek Revival home as a summer residence in 1839. Shortly thereafter he moved his family here permanently from Savannah in order for his sons to attend the University of Georgia. Henry Woodfin Grady (1850-1889) lived in this house from 1865 to 1868 while a student as the University. His father, William S. Grady, bought th house in 1863 and it remained in the family's possession until 1872. Henry Grady often referred to this house as Local craft brewery, tasting room. Eight beers on tap and a helpful staff to help find the right beer for you. Opens at 5:30, nice way to spend an afternoon. Georgia law prevents its brewers from running tasting rooms. Brewers get around this rule by offering tours. You pay for a tour and, in this case, you get a pint glass and 6 - six ounce 'tastes'. Once you've paid and entered the facility the tours become 'optional'!! Great craft burger joint. Also serve dogs, chicken sands, and a couple veggy sandwiches. They have beer on tap and outdoor setting.
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Get an overview of this hotel3-star hotel with restaurant and 24-hour fitness center

Popular property highlights

Free parking
Free WiFi
Restaurant
Swimming pool
Business center

Location

Located in the heart of Athens, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of 40 Watt Club and Classic Center. Sanford Stadium and University Of Georgia Conference Center are also within 1 mi (2 km).

Hotel Features

This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, a 24-hour fitness center, and a bar/lounge. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a coffee shop/café, a snack bar/deli, and a spa tub are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 105 rooms provide conveniences like microwaves and coffee makers, plus free WiFi and LED TVs. Free weekday newspapers, hair dryers, and phones are among the other amenities that guests will find.

Languages Spoken

Courtyard by Marriott Athens Downtown

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to a seasonal outdoor pool, Courtyard by Marriott Athens Downtown provides a spa tub and a 24-hour fitness center. Dining options at the hotel include a restaurant, a coffee shop/café, and a snack bar/deli. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Public areas are equipped with complimentary wired and wireless Internet access.

Business-related amenities at this 3-star property consist of a 24-hour business center and meeting rooms. Event facilities measuring 863 square feet (80 square meters) include conference space. This business-friendly hotel also offers coffee/tea in a common area, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and laundry facilities. Complimentary self parking is available on site.

Courtyard by Marriott Athens Downtown is a smoke-free property.

  • Express check-in 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Conference space 
  • Billiards or pool table 
  • Express check-out 
  • Meeting rooms 2 
  • Restaurant 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free self parking 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired Internet 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Outdoor seasonal pool 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 80 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 863 
  • Snack bar/deli 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Spa tub 
  • 24-hour fitness facilities 
  • Total number of rooms - 105 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Snack bar/deli  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator (on request)  
  • Microwave  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Languages Spoken

  • English

Parking

Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Air conditioning 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Free weekday newspaper 
  • Refrigerator (on request) 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Microwave 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Phone 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Partially open bathroom 
  • Hair dryer (on request) 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • LED TV 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (free) 
  • Desk 
  • Free WiFi 

Where to Eat

Buffet breakfasts are available for a surcharge.

The Bistro - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner.

Nearby Things to Do

A seasonal outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a 24-hour fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Rafting nearby 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between USD 3.50 and USD 11.20 per person (approximately)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Courtyard Athens Downtown
  • Courtyard Marriott Athens Downtown
  • Courtyard Marriott Hotel Athens Downtown
  • Athens Courtyard
  • Courtyard By Marriott Athens Downtown Hotel Athens
  • Courtyard Marriott Athens Downtown Hotel

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.


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