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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.


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

Athens is 990 feet [302 m] above sea level.<3>.

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 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.

Communities near Athens ...

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

  • Chanute [Neosho County]
  • Iola [Allen County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iola have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iola
    • Iola [Allen County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the east of Athens
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iola
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Iola
  • Humboldt [Allen County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Humboldt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Humboldt
    • Humboldt [Allen County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast of Athens
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Humboldt
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Humboldt
  • Yates Center [Woodson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yates Center have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yates Center
    • Yates Center [Woodson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west of Athens
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yates Center
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yates Center
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Le Roy [Coffey County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Le Roy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Le Roy
      • Le Roy [Coffey County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the north of Athens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Le Roy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Le Roy
    • La Harpe [Allen County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for La Harpe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Harpe
      • La Harpe [Allen County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the east of Athens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Harpe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Harpe
    • Gas [Allen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gas
      • Gas [Allen County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the east of Athens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gas
    • Colony [Anderson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colony have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colony
      • Colony [Anderson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast of Athens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colony
    • Gridley [Coffey County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gridley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gridley
      • Gridley [Coffey County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest of Athens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gridley
    • Toronto [Woodson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Toronto have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toronto
      • Toronto [Woodson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest of Athens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toronto
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Toronto

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. 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.

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.

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 Page for Athens.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Kansas

About Woodson County

About Kansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Woodson County: www.woodsoncounty.net/

The official website for State of Kansas: https://portal.kansas.gov/

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 north 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 (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 Miller Creek to see Pete ... Miller 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.
<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 Athens - 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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, 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 we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9070, Longitude: -95.6139       In this case, the coordinates for Athens have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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