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 fitness center

Popular property highlights

Free WiFi
Restaurant
24-hour business center
Laundry facilities
24-hour front desk

Location

Situated in the entertainment district, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Classic Center and 40 Watt Club. Sanford Stadium and University Of Georgia Conference Center are also within 1 mi (2 km).

Hotel Features

Along with a restaurant, this hotel has a fitness center and a bar/lounge. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a 24-hour business center, self parking, and dry cleaning.

Room Amenities

All 185 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Room service, coffee makers, and free newspapers are among the other amenities available to guests.

Hilton Garden Inn Athens Downtown

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The hotel offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. A 24-hour business center is on site at this 3-star property.

Public areas are equipped with complimentary wireless Internet access. Event facilities measure 2200 square feet (198 square meters). This business-friendly hotel also offers a fitness center, laundry facilities, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Onsite parking is available (surcharge).

  • Conference space size (meters) - 198 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 3 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 2200 
  • Shopping on site 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Restaurant 
  • Total number of rooms - 185 
  • Number of floors - 8 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Rollaway/extra beds available  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Rollaway/extra beds available 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Microwave 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Room service (limited hours) 

Where to Eat

Cooked-to-order breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning.

Great American Grill - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Pavilion Lounge - Onsite bar.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness center.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time ends at 2 AM

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available.
  • 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.
  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: USD 9.95 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 9.95 per night (in/out privileges)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Hilton Garden Inn Athens Downtown
  • Hilton Garden Inn Hotel Athens Downtown
  • Athens Hilton Garden Inn
  • Hilton Athens
  • Hilton Garden Inn Athens Downtown Hotel Athens

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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