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Welcome to Athens ...

Although we found mention of Athens during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Athens was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it's a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists.

We've added Athens to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Athens, please Contact Us.




Athens is 990 feet [302 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: The area where we believe that Athens might be (or was) located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

We believe that Athens would be found within the (620) area code.

Communities near Athens ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Athens and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<3>.

Community   2016<4>
Population
DirectionDistance
Chanute   [Map]   9,139   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Colony   [Map]   404   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Gas   [Map]   520   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Gridley   [Map]   340   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Humboldt   [Map]   1,847   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Iola   [Map]   5,454   E   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 two Kansas communities named Athens: This one is located in Woodson County and the other is located in Jewell County.

Beyond Kansas, there are 28 communities that are also named Athens - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, 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.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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 get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

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.

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

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' is a very useful tool for people who might be planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Athens. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
Campgrounds  
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
Food/Groceries  
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
  Libraries
Fishing/HuntingHospitalsSchools
Hiking/CampingDoctors 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went south past Athens and then turned west". While Athens could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Athens as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

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.

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<2>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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<3>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 (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: 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: 37.9070, Longitude: -95.6139     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Athens have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<4>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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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Athens.