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Athens, Georgia

Athens-Clarke County is a consolidated city–county in the U.S. state of Georgia, in the northeastern part of the state, comprising the former City of Athens proper (the county seat) and Clarke County. The University of Georgia is located in this college town and is responsible for the initial growth of the city.

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Mormon Population

Mormons make up 1.33% of the population of Athens. The state of Georgia has 77,948 members in 15 stakes, 112 wards, 39 branches, 3 missions, and 1 temple. In 1957, the Atlanta Stake was created.

LDS History

In 1843, missionary work was briefly opened in Georgia by Elder John U. Eldredge. Other missionaries followed to preach and to campaign for Joseph Smith in his presidential bid. Missionary work in Georgia resumed in 1878. The Southern States Mission headquarters was established in Rome (60 miles north of Atlanta). One early convert to the Church donated land and built a chapel at Mormon Springs in Haralson County. Unable to secure protection for missionaries, the church pulled out all missionaries in Georgia for the next decade. Missionaries returned to Georgia in 1899, but slowly and cautiously due to disease and persecution.  LeGrand Richards, later a member of the Quorum of the Twelve, served as Southern States Mission mission president from 1934-1937, and wrote the outline for ‘A Marvelous Work and a Wonder’ while in Atlanta.

Family Friendliness

In the sweltering Georgia heat, no place is as cool as Athens. This hip college town is home to the University of Georgia, Pulitzer Prize winning authors and famous rock musicians. Explore the downtown area, where Victorian buildings are filled with an eclectic combination of independent coffee shops, restaurants and boutiques. Named “Live Music Central,” Athens’ busy music venues are known around the world.

 Atlanta Georgia Temple

71 miles SW of Athens

Demographics:

About 115,452 people call Athens home.   Known for legendary music artists, great food and an eclectic college town, Athens, Georgia, is quickly becoming famous for something else…one of the healthiest economies in Georgia.

Climate:

The July high is around 91 degrees and the January low is 33. Athens Clarke County, GA, gets 49 inches of rain per year. Snowfall is 1 inches. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 98. On average, there are 216 sunny days per year in Athens Clarke County, GA.

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