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Athena, Florida

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Welcome to Athena ...

Athena is located in Taylor County<1>.

The location of Athena has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Athena is 50 feet [15 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Athena lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Communities Also Named Athena ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Athena - they are located in California and Oregon.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Athena.

Communities near Athena ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Athena.

  • Perry [Taylor County]
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    • Perry [Taylor County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the northwest of Athena
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,874 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Perry<5>
  • Mayo [Lafayette County]
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    • Mayo [Lafayette County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the east of Athena
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,289 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mayo<5>
  • Salem [Taylor County]
  • Buckville [Lafayette County]
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    • Buckville [Lafayette County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Athena
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Day [Lafayette County]
    • Shady Grove [Taylor County]
    • Steinhatchee [Taylor County]
    • Steward City [Dixie County]
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      • Steward City [Dixie County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<4> to the south of Athena
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Steward City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Dowling Park [Suwannee County]
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      • Dowling Park [Suwannee County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<4> to the northeast of Athena
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    • Lee [Madison County]
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      • Lee [Madison County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<4> to the north of Athena
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 333 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lee<5>

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 Athena. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Athena.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Athena. 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 Athena.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Athena. See our Newspapers Page for Athena.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Athena ...

Looking for more information about Athena? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Athena, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Athena.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Florida's counties, including Taylor, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Athena - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Athena) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Athena. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.9880, Longitude: -83.4943       In this case, the coordinates for Athena have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






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