Astoria

AstoriaAstoriaAstoria was laid out in 1836 as a small village called Washington. It was relocated and platted as Vienna in 1837, but that name was already taken; so, it was renamed Astoria by a special charter in 1839. The new name was chosen to honor John Jacob Astor, the renowned fur trader and millionaire, who, it is said, owned a quarter section of land on or near where Astoria now lies.

Known as “The Garden Spot of Fulton County,” Astoria greets downtown visitors with a beautiful city park, featuring a turn-of-the-century bandstand, quaint lamp posts, and butterfly garden. This park also hosts visitors and vendors during the Scenic Drive Fall Festival. Hughes Park on the south edge of town offers a covered pavilion for picnicking, sports facilities and playground equipment.

Those who have seen the movie “Ghost of Spoon River,” may recognize Astoria locations from scenes in the film, including the city park and the old brick Town Hall which now houses the Astoria Fire Protection District.

Travel services in Astoria include gasoline, restaurants, grocery, ATM banking, and convenience stores.

 

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