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Welcome to Athens ...

The village of Athens is located in Claiborne Parish<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Athens has a population of 269 people<3> (see below for details).

Athens is 310 feet [94 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Athens lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Athens is within the (318) area code.

The ZIP code for Athens: 71003<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Athens had an population of 269 people. This is an increase of 8.03% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2.67% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Athens had a population of 249 people. This makes Athens the parish's 4th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 249 people, the population of Athens decreased 4.96% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 262 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for 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, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas (2), Kentucky, 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.

  • Minden [Webster Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minden
    • Minden [Webster Parish] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the west of Athens
    • Estimated population in 2019: 11,840 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minden
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Minden<7>
  • Homer [Claiborne Parish]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homer
    • Homer [Claiborne Parish] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the north of Athens
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,834 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Homer
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Homer<7>
  • Arcadia [Bienville Parish]
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    • Arcadia [Bienville Parish] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Athens
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,700 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcadia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arcadia<7>
  • Sibley [Webster Parish]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sibley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sibley
    • Sibley [Webster Parish] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Athens
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,160 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sibley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sibley<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Gibsland [Bienville Parish]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gibsland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gibsland
      • Gibsland [Bienville Parish] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the south of Athens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 878 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gibsland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gibsland<7>
    • Simsboro [Lincoln Parish]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Simsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Simsboro
      • Simsboro [Lincoln Parish] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Athens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 835 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Simsboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Simsboro<7>
    • Dixie Inn [Webster Parish]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dixie Inn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dixie Inn
      • Dixie Inn [Webster Parish] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the west of Athens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 263 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dixie Inn
    • Dubberly [Webster Parish]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dubberly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dubberly
      • Dubberly [Webster Parish] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Athens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 257 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dubberly
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dubberly<7>
    • Heflin [Webster Parish]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heflin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heflin
      • Heflin [Webster Parish] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of Athens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 221 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heflin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Heflin<7>
    • Lisbon [Claiborne Parish]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lisbon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lisbon
      • Lisbon [Claiborne Parish] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Athens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 167 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lisbon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lisbon<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. 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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Claiborne Parish

About Louisiana

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 Louisiana: louisiana.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Louisiana's parishes, including Claiborne, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Athens.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Athens - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 village (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).
<6>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 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 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: 32.6514, Longitude: -93.0256       In this case, the coordinates for Athens have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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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