Normaltown is a neighborhood in Athens, Georgia, by the Athens Regional Medical Center. It was the first area of Athens to be wired for electricity after the completion of the Mitchell Bridge hydroelectric plant in 1896. In the 1980s, Allen's in Normaltown was an early venue for bands such as R.E.M. and The B-52s; both it and the neighborhood are mentioned in the lyrics of the 1990 top forty hit "Deadbeat Club".
- ^ McElreath, Ashley Brooke (2000). The threat of eminent domain: Athens Regional Medical Center's effect on Normaltown.
- ^ Thomas, Frances Taliaferro; Mary Levin Koch (2009). A Portrait of Historic Athens and Clarke County (2nd ed.). University of Georgia Press. p. 156. ISBN 0-8203-3044-2.