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Double Barreled Cannon, Athens

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The double-barreled cannon is an American Civil War-era experimental weapon and is now a modern landmark located in Athens, Georgia. While originally built for warfare, the cannon never saw battle. It is part of the Downtown Athens Historic District, in the National Register of Historic Places.

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  • We hadn't seen the double barrel cannon in years. We've driven by it, years ago, but, this time we walked up to it for photo-ops. The cannon was an interesting concept, but, a failure. Putting a... 
    We hadn't seen the double barrel cannon in years. We've driven by it, years ago, but, this time we walked up to it for photo-ops. The cannon was an interesting concept, but, a failure. Putting a...  more »
  • Sits outside City hall ready to defend against the next northern aggression. It was a brilliant idea--firing 2 projectiles from the machine at once-- that failed in its execution. The firing from the....  more
    Sits outside City hall ready to defend against the next northern aggression. It was a brilliant idea--firing 2 projectiles from the machine at once-- that failed in its execution. The firing from the....  more »
  • Near downtown Athens one can find on the grounds of City Hall one of the oddest artifacts of War Between the States ordinance history: the double-barreled cannon. Intended as a major innovation in... 
    Near downtown Athens one can find on the grounds of City Hall one of the oddest artifacts of War Between the States ordinance history: the double-barreled cannon. Intended as a major innovation in...  more »
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  • This is a cannon installed on one corner of the Athens CITY HALL. Not too much to see there at this location. The only thing that makes it different from usual cannons is that it has two barrels, both barrels are joined to make a single unit. In my opinion it's just an okay place and can be covered it you are strolling the Athens downtown. Not a place for which you need to go and visit explicitly.
  • Interesting visit. Never heard of it before Google Maps.
  • Cool piece of history. And it was pointed at a lawyer’s office.
  • Hilariously, my family loves this thing. I'm not really into war relics, but apparently this double barrel is pretty unique ;)
  • Interesting to learn why this cannon was unsuccessful and why they chained the two cannon balls together.

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