ATHENS , a
See also:village and the
See also:county-seat of Athens county,
See also:Ohio, U.S.A., in the township of Athens, on the Hocking
See also:river, about 76 m . E.S.E. of
See also:Columbus . Pop . (189o) 2620; (1900) 3066; (1910) 5463; of the township (1910) 10,156 . It is served by the Baltimore & Ohio Southwestern, the Toledo & Ohio Central (Ohio Central Lines), and the Hocking Valley
See also:railways . The village is built on
See also:rolling ground rising about 70 ft. above the river (which nearly encircles it), and commands views of some of the most beautiful scenery in the state . There are several
See also:ancient mounds in the vicinity . Athens is the seat of Ohio University (co-educational), a state institution established in 1804, and having in 1908 a
See also:college of liberal arts, a state normal college (1902), a commercial college, a college of
See also:music and a state preparatory school . In 1908 the University had 53 instructors and 1386 students . South of the village, and occupying a
See also:fine situation, is ,a state hospital for the insane . In the vicinity there are many
See also:coal mines, and among the manufactures are bricks, furniture, veneered doors, and shirts . The
See also:municipality operates the
See also:works .
When the Ohio
See also:Company, through
See also:Cutler, obtained from congress their
See also:land in what is now Ohio, it was arranged that the income from two townships was to be set aside " for the support of a
See also:literary institution." In 1795 the townships (Athens and Alexandei) were located and surveyed, and in 1800 Rufus Putnam and two other commissioners, appointed by the Territorial legislature, laid out a
See also:town, which was also called Athens . Settlers slowly came; the town became the county-seat in 1805, was incorporated as a village in 1811, and was re-incorporated in 1828 .
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