Athens, Mississippi

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Athens is an unincorporated community in Monroe County, Mississippi.

Athens is located at 33°52′20″N 88°26′30″W / 33.87222°N 88.44167°W / 33.87222; -88.44167.[1]

Among the notable residents of Athens was attorney Samuel J. Gholson, a United States Congressman, judge, and Confederate general in the Civil War.

Athens served as county seat from 1830–36 and then again from 1842-1850, however there was no courthouse built in Athens for the second turn as county seat. This jail was constructed in 1830 by W. S. Cook

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.