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Welcome to Athens ...
Athens was established in 1818.
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Athens has a population of 27,400 people<2> (see below for details).
The community of Athens is 670 feet [204 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Athens lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Telephone area codes for Athens: (256) and (938)<4>
The ZIP codes for Athens: 35611-35614<5>
Websites for Athens ...
Official Website: www.ci.athens.al.us/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Athens had an population of 27,400 people. This is an increase of 25.13% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 44.46% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Athens had a population of 21,897 people (or 26.45% of the total population of Limestone County). This makes Athens the county's most populous community.
The population of Athens represents 0.46% of the total population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 24th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 21,897 people, the population of Athens increased 15.45% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 18,967 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Athens.
Communities Also Named Athens ...
Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 28 communities that are also named Athens - they are located in Arkansas, California, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Athens.
Communities near Athens ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Athens.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Athens. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Athens.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Athens. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Athens.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Athens. Our list includes 25 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Athens.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Athens ...
Looking for more information about Athens? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Athens, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Athens.
Adding Athens to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Athens in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Athens was in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).
We also found Athens in the book titled Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Athens.
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Athens: www.ci.athens.al.us/
The official website for Limestone County: www.co.limestone.al.us/
The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/
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This page was last modified/updated: 07 Dec 2023