Athens, Monroe County, Mississippi

Athens School, donated by Jeannine Smith.

photo of old Athens Jail

Old Athens Jail
Photograph contributed for use by Kawantha "Kay" Koonce who obtained photo from Cloyce V. Hayes.

This is a photograph of the Old Athens Jail. It was designed by Joshua Toomer who later built the jail in Itawamba County. Athens was the county seat for Monroe County from the separation of Monroe and Lowndes County in 1830 until Aberdeen became the seat in 1849.

 

photo of farm near jail in Athens, Mississippi

View of Athens, Miss.
Photograph contributed for use by Kawantha "Kay" Koonce who obtained photo from Cloyce V. Hayes.

Athens Jail

Athens Jail
Photographed by Lori Thornton, Summer 2004

 


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