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 hotelClothing optional hotel with free breakfast and outdoor pool

Popular property highlights

Free breakfast
Free parking
Free WiFi
Swimming pool
Business center

Location

Situated in Athens, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of 40 Watt Club, University Of Georgia Conference Center, and Classic Center. Georgia Square Mall and Georgia Museum of Art are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Hotel Features

An outdoor pool, a business center, and a 24-hour front desk are available at this hotel. Free continental breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a computer station, free newspapers, and RV/bus/truck parking.

Room Amenities

All 100 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, plus free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Guests will also find coffee makers, free weekday newspapers, and free local calls.

Howard Johnson by Wyndham Athens

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

A computer station is located on site and wireless Internet access is complimentary. This hotel offers access to a business center. A complimentary breakfast is offered each morning. This Athens hotel also offers an outdoor pool, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Business center 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Total number of rooms - 100 
  • Free self parking 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 3 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Computer station 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • RV, bus, truck parking 

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking, RV, bus, truck parking

Room Amenities

  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Free weekday newspaper 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Free local calls 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Television 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Microwave 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

Guests are offered a complimentary continental breakfast each morning.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time ends at 4 AM

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18

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.
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18 years old.
  • Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Early check-in fee: USD 20.00
  • Late check-in fee
  • Late check-out fee: USD 40.00
  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Howard Johnson Athens
  • Howard Johnson Inn Athens
  • Athens Howard Johnson
  • Howard Johnson Wyndham Athens Hotel
  • Howard Johnson Wyndham Athens
  • Howard Johnson Wyndham

We should mention

Clothing is optional at this property. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. 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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