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Welcome to Athens ...

The city of Athens is located in Clarke County<1> 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.<2>.

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

Telephone area codes for Athens: (706) & (762)<3>

The ZIP codes for Athens: 30601-30609, 30612<4>

Websites for Athens ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.athenschamber.net/

Junior League:   www.jlweb.org/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.

Communities near Athens ...

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

  • Dalton [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dalton
    • Dalton [Madison County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Athens
    • Estimated population in 2019: 33,665 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dalton
  • Chamberlin [Clarke County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chamberlin
    • Chamberlin [Clarke County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Athens
    • Estimated population in 2019: 30,307 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chamberlin have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chamberlin
  • Winder [Barrow County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winder
    • Winder [Barrow County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Athens
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,273 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winder have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winder
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winder<7>
  • Dry Pond [Jackson County]
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    • Dry Pond [Jackson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Athens
    • Estimated population in 2019: 15,881 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dry Pond have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dry Pond
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Jefferson [Jackson County]
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      • Jefferson [Jackson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Athens
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,490 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jefferson<7>
    • Commerce [Jackson County]
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      • Commerce [Jackson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Athens
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,328 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Commerce
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Commerce<7>
    • Cumberland [Oconee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cumberland
      • Cumberland [Oconee County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Athens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,547 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cumberland have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cumberland
    • Cleveland Station [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cleveland Station
      • Cleveland Station [Clarke County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the west of Athens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,165 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cleveland Station have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cleveland Station
    • Watkinsville [Oconee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Watkinsville
      • Watkinsville [Oconee County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the south of Athens
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,962 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Watkinsville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watkinsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Watkinsville<7>
    • Statham [Barrow County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Statham
      • Statham [Barrow County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the west of Athens
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,880 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Statham have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Statham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Statham<7>

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 80 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.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Athens was on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1822.

We also found Athens in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Athens on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Georgia

About Clarke County

About Georgia

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 Georgia: https://georgia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Georgia's counties, including Clarke, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Athens - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Area code (762) is an overlay for area code (706).
<4>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.
<5>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.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 AthensOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Athens. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9574, Longitude: -83.3768    
<6>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.
<7>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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