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Welcome to Athol ...

Athol is primarily located in Lee County<1>. A portion of Athol extends into Breathitt County.

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

Athol is 760 feet [232 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Athol lies within the (606) area code.

The ZIP code for Athol: 41307<4>

Adding Athol to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Athol 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 Athol was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Communities Also Named Athol ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 16 communities that are also named Athol - they are located in Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri (2), New York, Nova Scotia, Ontario (2), Pennsylvania, South Dakota and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Athol.

Communities near Athol ...

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

  • Jackson [Breathitt County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jackson
    • Jackson [Breathitt County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the east of Athol
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,939 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jackson<6>
  • Beattyville [Lee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beattyville
    • Beattyville [Lee County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of Athol
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,221 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beattyville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beattyville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beattyville<6>
  • Campton [Wolfe County]
  • Booneville [Owsley County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Booneville
    • Booneville [Owsley County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Athol
    • Estimated population in 2019: 158 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Booneville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Booneville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Booneville<6>
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    • Buckhorn [Perry County]
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      • Buckhorn [Perry County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the south of Athol
      • Estimated population in 2019: 139 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buckhorn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buckhorn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buckhorn<6>
    • Primrose [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Primrose
      • Primrose [Lee County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Athol
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Primrose
    • Lerose [Owsley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lerose
      • Lerose [Owsley County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the southwest of Athol
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lerose have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lerose
    • Saint Helens [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Helens
      • Saint Helens [Lee County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the northwest of Athol
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Helens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Helens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Helens<6>
    • Vada [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vada
      • Vada [Lee County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the north of Athol
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vada
    • Fincastle [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fincastle
      • Fincastle [Lee County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Athol
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fincastle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fincastle

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 Athol. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Athol.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Athol. 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 Athol.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Athol. See our Newspapers Page for Athol.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Athol ...

Looking for more information about Athol? 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 Athol, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Athol.

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Athol. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Kentucky: https://kentucky.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Kentucky's counties, including Lee, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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 Athol - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 community (such as Athol). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Athol or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Athol) 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 Athol. 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 AtholOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Athol. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.5526, Longitude: -83.5627       In this case, the coordinates for Athol have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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