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UGA's Historic North Campus

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  • Athens GA 30602
  • 706-542-0842
  • Region: UGA Campus

Walk across Broad Street in downtown Athens through the landmark Arch onto the original campus of the nation's first state-chartered university. Greek Revivial architecture, beautiful gardens, and stately trees frame historically significant buildings such as the Chapel. Home to George Cook's painting of St. Peter's Cathedral, the 17 by 23 foot painting was thought to be the largest framed oil painting in the world at the time of its completion. Guided tours are available through the UGA Visitors Center.

Or, take a self-guided tour:

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Athens - Layers of Time is a story map compiled by University of Georgia researchers as a portal to highlight and provide scholarly resources to support studies involving the Old Athens Cemetery, the Oconee Hill Cemetery, and the use of geographic space through time in Athens, Georgia. The multiple maps, images and documents compiled by this project help visualize and understand the growth of the City of Athens, the UGA campus and surrounding living and working environment of the people.

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