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Welcome to Athens ...

Athens is located in Howard County.

The location of Athens has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

Athens is 960 feet [293 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Athens lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Athens is within the boundaries of the (870) area code.

Communities Also Named Athens ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 28 communities that are also named Athens - they are located in Alabama, 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.

  • Dierks [Howard County]
  • Norman [Montgomery County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norman have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norman
    • Norman [Montgomery County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast of Athens
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norman
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norman
  • Daisy [Pike County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daisy
    • Daisy [Pike County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the east of Athens
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daisy
  • Black Springs [Montgomery County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Springs
    • Black Springs [Montgomery County] lies 18 miles [29 km] to the northeast of Athens
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Springs
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Umpire [Howard County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Umpire have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Umpire
      • Umpire [Howard County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest of Athens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Umpire
    • Unco [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Unco
      • Unco [Calhoun County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest of Athens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Unco
    • Grandfield [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grandfield
      • Grandfield [Pike County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast of Athens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grandfield
    • Langley [Pike County]
    • Newhope [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newhope
      • Newhope [Pike County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast of Athens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newhope
    • Star of the West [Pike County] (Historic)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Star of the West
      • Star of the West [Pike County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast of 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. 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.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Athens. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Arkansas: https://portal.arkansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Athens - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Athens) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Athens. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3146, Longitude: -93.9769       In this case, the coordinates for Athens have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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