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Welcome to Athens ...

The city of Athens is located in Clarke County and is the County Seat for Clarke County.

Athens was established in 1806.

The community of Athens is 740 feet [226 m] above sea level.<1>.

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

Telephone area codes for Athens: (706) & (762)<2>

The ZIP codes for Athens: 30601-30609, 30612<3>

Communities near Athens ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<4>.

Community   2017<5>
Population
DirectionDistance
Arcade   [Map]   1,893   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Bogart   [Map]   1,091   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Comer   [Map]   1,160   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Commerce   [Map]   6,881   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Jefferson   [Map]   11,136   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Nicholson   [Map]   1,777   N   11 miles [17.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Athens.

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, Arkansas, California, 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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Athens. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Athens. Our list includes 80 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Athens:

Websites for Athens ...

 
Chamber of Commerce:   www.athenschamber.net/
 
Junior League:   www.jlweb.org/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 get an overview with links that will help you to 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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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 Georgia: www.georgia.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Athens - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<2>Area code (762) is an overlay for area code (706).

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Athens). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Athens or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Athens includes: 30601, 30602, 30603, 30604, 30605, 30606, 30607, 30608 & 30609.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Athens. 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, 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 Athens

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Athens. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9574, Longitude: -83.3768     [Map].

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<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Athens.

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