Injury in Clarke County
Clarke County was created by an Act of the Georgia General Assembly on December 5, 1801. Athens is the county seat in Clarke County. Clarke County was named after Revolutionary War hero Elijah Clarke, who came to Wilkes County in 1774 from North Carolina and is most recognized for being credited with the 1779 victory at the Battle of Kettle Creek in Wilkes County. The population in Clarke County grew alongside the University of Georgia in the early 1800s. Early manufacturing and textile mill productions were the big industries in Clarke County and in Athens, particularly once the railroad came to the area in 1841. Two fights took place in Clarke County during the Civil War in 1864, one near Barber’s Creek and the other off of Mitchell’s Road.
Athens began to take form in the late 1700s when the Georgia General Assembly chartered the University of Georgia, as the first chartered state-supported university. Athens was named by John Milledge, who bought 633 acres and donated them to the university, after the Greek city that was the center of culture and learning during ancient times. In 1859, 46 streets were given their name in Athens, making it one of the biggest cities in the state at the time. Winterville is another city located in Clarke County and it was established in 1840's as a Six-Mile Station. Six-Mile Station was a depot for wood and water six miles east of Athens. The Winter family moved from Germany and quickly began to settle in the area in the 1850s. The depot is called Winter’s Station after Henry Winter but once his cousin John Winter became postmaster in 1866, the village officially became Winterville.
Clarke County has a total area of 121 square miles, which makes it the smallest county in Georgia. The major U.S. Highways that run through Clarke County are U.S. Route 29, U.S. Route 78, U.S. Route 129 and U.S. Route 441. Clarke County is surrounded by Madison County to the north, Oconee County to the south, Barrow County to the west and Oglethorpe County to the east. The University of Georgia is the main source of education in Clarke County, but there are excellent schools for children grades one through twelfth. Clarke County High and Cedar Shoals High are the two public schools, and Athens Academy is the private school in Clarke County.
If you or a loved one is ever in need of a plaintiff’s personal injury attorney in the Clarke County area, please contact the Law Offices of Falanga and Chalker. Falanga and Chalker are experienced in handling personal injury and wrongful death claims in the Clarke County and Athens, Georgia area. Insurance companies train their employees to manipulate automobile accident and trucking accident situations by contacting the victim immediately following the accident and offering a settlement that is entirely too low and unfair to the victim. The attorneys at Falanga and Chalker are very experienced, and will ensure that your personal injury legal rights are protected throughout the entire case. Falanga and Chalker will send an attorney to you, for a free consultation so that there is no added stress on you or a loved one. The Law Offices of Falanga and Chalker have four offices throughout Georgia, with one at Lake Oconee in Greensboro, for all of your personal injury and wrongful death needs. Falanga and Chalker has collected over $170 million in damages for injured clients in the state of Georgia, so please call us if you are ever in a car accident or trucking accident.