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Welcome to Athens ...
The location of Athens has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
Athens is 950 feet [290 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Athens lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Note: If you travel east from Athens, you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).
The telephone area code for Athens: (859)
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 in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Athens on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1905).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Athens on our Genealogy Page.
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, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas (2), 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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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This page was last modified: 27 Jul 2021