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Clarke County

While its 125 square miles makes Clarke County the smallest of Georgia's 159 counties, it s home to a well known Georgia institution. The University of Georgia, the first chartered state-supported University, has called Athens/Clarke County home since 1785. While the university attracts thousands of students and draws in excited football fans in the fall, Clarke County has a lot more to offer.


The State Botanical Garden is located in Clarke County. Encompassing 313 acres it is a beautiful horticultural preserve full of plants and running/walking trails. Clarke county is home to the Georgia Museum of Art, the official state of art museum housing over 8,000 works.

The city of Winterville located seven miles from Athens is known as the "Marigold Capital of Georgia." This small friendly town used to be known as a "wood and water station" for the Georgia railroad. One of the few doctor's museums in the country, the Carter-coile Doctors museum is located in Winterville.



Welcome to Clarke County


Athens Housing Authority

300 S. Rocksprings Street
Athens GA 30603-1469
(706) 425-5300
Contact Name: Rick Parker

Department of Vocational Rehabilitation

125 Athens West Parkway
Athens GA 30606-6942
(706) 354-3900
Contact Name: Charlotte Tolbert

East Athens Development Corporation, Inc.

410 McKinley Drive
Athens GA 30601
(706) 208-0048
Contact Name: Winston Heard

Georgia Square Mall

3700 Atlanta Highway
Athens GA 30606
(706) 543-7908
Contact Name: Dan Wolfe

Girl Scouts of Northeast Georgia, Inc.

185 Newton Bridge Road
Athens GA 30607-1147
(706) 548-7297
Contact Name: Cheryl Legette

Grocery Bank of N.E. Georgia

861 Newton Bridge Road
Athens GA 30604-8857
(706) 354-8191
Contact Name: Pam White

Hancock Community Development Corp.

P.O. Box 5517
Athens GA 30604
(706) 546-1154
Contact Name: Alvin Sheats

Jeannette Rankin Foundation

PO BOX 6653
Athens GA 30604
(706) 208-1211
Contact Name: Sue Lawrence

Northeast Georgia Workforce Investment Board

305 Research Drive
Athens GA 30605-2795
(706) 369-5703
Contact Name: Carol Rayburn

Sandy Creek Nature Center

205 Old Commerce Road
Athens GA 30607
(706) 613-3615
Contact Name: Mike Wharton

Teen Challenge Greater Athens

P.O. Box 81261
Athens GA 30608
(706) 549-0055
Contact Name: Alisa Flanery

Source: Athens Area Chamber of Commerce


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