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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Athens, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Athens and the surrounding area.

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Athens:
    • 34.315403, -93.977205
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Athens
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Athens ...

We have found 28 communities that share the name Athens.

Within Arkansas, the name Athens is unique.

Beyond Arkansas, we know of another 28 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 28 communities, 27 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Limestone County
      • This Athens is located in Limestone County and lies 400 miles [643.7 km]<1> to the east of the Athens that is located in Howard County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athens
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Limestone County community of Athens.
    • California
      • Los Angeles County
      • This Athens is located in Los Angeles County and lies 1,386 miles [2,230.6 km]<1> to the west of the Athens that is located in Howard County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athens
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Los Angeles County community of Athens.
    • Georgia
      • Clarke County
      • This Athens is located in Clarke County and lies 606 miles [975.3 km]<1> to the east of the Athens that is located in Howard County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athens
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clarke County community of Athens.
    • Illinois
      • Menard County
      • This Athens is located in Menard County and lies 454 miles [730.6 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Athens that is located in Howard County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athens
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Menard County community of Athens.
    • Indiana
      • Fulton County
      • This Athens is located in Fulton County and lies 632 miles [1,017.1 km]<1> to the northeast of the Athens that is located in Howard County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athens
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fulton County community of Athens.
    • Kansas
      • Jewell County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Athens [Jewell County].
      • Woodson County
      • This Athens is located in Woodson County and lies 264 miles [424.9 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Athens that is located in Howard County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athens
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Woodson County community of Athens.
    • Kentucky
      • Fayette County
      • This Athens is located in Fayette County and lies 591 miles [951.1 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Athens that is located in Howard County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athens
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of Athens.
    • Louisiana
      • Claiborne Parish
      • This Athens is located in Claiborne Parish and lies 127 miles [204.4 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Athens that is located in Howard County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athens
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Claiborne Parish community of Athens.
    • Maine
      • Somerset County
      • This Athens is located in Somerset County and lies 1,477 miles [2,377 km]<1> to the northeast of the Athens that is located in Howard County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athens
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Somerset County community of Athens.
    • Michigan
      • Calhoun County
      • This Athens is located in Calhoun County and lies 715 miles [1,150.7 km]<1> to the northeast of the Athens that is located in Howard County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athens
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Calhoun County community of Athens.
    • Minnesota
      • Isanti County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Minnesota community of Athens [Isanti County].
    • Mississippi
      • Monroe County
      • This Athens is located in Monroe County and lies 317 miles [510.2 km]<1> to the east of the Athens that is located in Howard County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athens
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monroe County community of Athens.
    • Missouri
      • Clark County
      • This Athens is located in Clark County and lies 450 miles [724.2 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Athens that is located in Howard County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athens
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clark County community of Athens.
    • Nebraska
      • Richardson County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nebraska community of Athens [Richardson County].
    • Nevada
      • Nye County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Nye County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nye County community of Athens.
    • New York
      • Greene County
      • This Athens is located in Greene County and lies 1,218 miles [1,960.2 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Athens that is located in Howard County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athens
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greene County community of Athens.
    • North Carolina
      • Robeson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Athens [Robeson County].
    • Ohio
      • Athens County
      • This Athens is located in Athens County and lies 741 miles [1,192.5 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Athens that is located in Howard County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athens
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Athens County community of Athens.
    • Ontario
      • This Athens lies 1,191 miles [1,916.7 km]<1> to the northeast of the Athens that is located in Howard County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athens
    • Pennsylvania
      • Bradford County
      • This Athens is located in Bradford County and lies 1,082 miles [1,741.3 km]<1> to the northeast of the Athens that is located in Howard County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athens
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bradford County community of Athens.
    • Tennessee
      • McMinn County
      • This Athens is located in McMinn County and lies 536 miles [862.6 km]<1> to the east of the Athens that is located in Howard County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athens
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McMinn County community of Athens.
    • Texas
      • Henderson County
      • This Athens is located in Henderson County and lies 180 miles [289.7 km]<1> to the southwest of the Athens that is located in Howard County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athens
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Henderson County community of Athens.
    • Utah
      • Salt Lake County
      • This Athens is located in Salt Lake County and lies 1,082 miles [1,741.3 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Athens that is located in Howard County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athens
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Salt Lake County community of Athens.
    • Vermont
      • Windham County
      • This Athens is located in Windham County and lies 1,298 miles [2,088.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the Athens that is located in Howard County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athens
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Windham County community of Athens.
    • Virginia
      • Caroline County
      • This Athens is located in Caroline County and lies 956 miles [1,538.5 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Athens that is located in Howard County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athens
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Caroline County community of Athens.
    • West Virginia
      • Mercer County
      • This Athens is located in Mercer County and lies 755 miles [1,215.1 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Athens that is located in Howard County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athens
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mercer County community of Athens.
    • Wisconsin
      • Marathon County
      • This Athens is located in Marathon County and lies 768 miles [1,236 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Athens that is located in Howard County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athens
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marathon County community of Athens.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Athens ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Brushy [Howard County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brushy
    • Brushy [Howard County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Athens
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brushy have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Cedar Hill [Howard County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Hill
    • Cedar Hill [Howard County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Athens
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Henry [Howard County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henry
    • Henry [Howard County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Athens
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Henry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henry
  • Mineola [Howard County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineola
    • Mineola [Howard County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Athens
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mineola have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineola
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Rough Edge [Howard County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rough Edge
      • Rough Edge [Howard County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Athens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rough Edge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Saline [Howard County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saline
      • Saline [Howard County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Athens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saline have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Slip-Up and Hitch [Howard County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slip-Up and Hitch
      • Slip-Up and Hitch [Howard County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Athens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slip-Up and Hitch have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Umpire [Howard County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Umpire
      • Umpire [Howard County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Athens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Umpire have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Umpire

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Athens. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

  • View Our List ...
    • T. Texas Tyler     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Mena (Arkansas) on Tueday June 20, 1916 and died in Springfield (Missouri) on Sunday January 23, 1972 at the age of 55. He is buried at Woodmere Memorial Park (Cabell County, West Virginia).
      • Mena is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of Athens.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: T. Texas Tyler<5>

How Far From Athens to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Athens to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Athens and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Nashville, which is the Seat of Howard County and lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Athens to Nashville, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • Little Rock, which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 101 miles [162.5 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 989 miles [1,591.6 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 39 days and walking would take 57 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,798 miles [10,940.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,529 miles [12,116.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,407 miles [8,701.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Athens) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Athens. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AthensOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Athens. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3154, Longitude: -93.9772    
<2>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Athens could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Athens, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<7>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Athens to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 318.249 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.703 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.196 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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