In July 2009 the Athens-Clarke County Mayor and Commission approved placing a statue of Ben T. Epps downtown on the same block as City Hall. The statue will be across the street from 120 E. Washington Street, the location of the shop where Epps built the first airplane to fly in Georgia. The Ben Epps Statue Committee has partnered with the Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, to raise money to build this statueFree Presentation to Local Groups.

The Ben Epps Statue Committee is now offering a presentation entitled “Ben T. Epps, Georgia’s First Aviator.” This 20 to 30 minute Power Point presentation is offered FREE to local groups. For more information or to schedule a presentation contact: Billy Galt at or Tim Wright at

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The Statue

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