The history of Athens Co. spans over two hundred years, beginning with the establishment of Ohio University as the first university in the Northwest Territory in 1804. Our community is blessed with wonderful historic structures, which have been carefully maintained for posterity.
While many of the business and university buildings are still in use and regularly accessible to the general public, the magnificent houses of the time are not. The Athens Co. Historical Society and Museum, with sponsorship from The Athens NEWS, is offering the community a rare glimpse of these beautiful homes with its 2013 Holiday Historic Home Tour, slated for Sun., December 8th.
Read on and enjoy a brief look at the history of five of these lovely residences.
Special thanks go to Mrs. Joanne D. Prisley, whose research, memories and writing contributed immensely to this publication.
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