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Welcome to Athol ...

Athol is located in Worcester County.

The pronunciation of Athol: a-thul<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Athol has a population of 11,711 people<2> (see below for details).

Athol was settled in 1735 and was incorporated in 1762.

Athol is 550 feet [168 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Athol: (978) & (351)<4>

The ZIP code for Athol: 01331<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Athol had a population of 11,584 people. This makes Athol the county's 21st most populous community.

The population of Athol represents 0.18% of the population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 161st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 11,584 people, the population of Athol increased 2.52% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 11,299 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Athol had an population of 11,711 people. This is an increase of 1.1% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.65% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Athol.

Communities near Athol ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Athol and not the distance if you drove.<6>.

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Ashburnham   [Map]   6,304   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Barre   [Map]   5,569   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Gardner   [Map]   20,640   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Greenfield   [Map]   17,442   W   18 miles [29 km]
Montague   [Map]   8,259   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Templeton   [Map]   8,138   E   8 miles [12.9 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Athol.

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, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri (2), New York, Nova Scotia, Ontario (2), Pennsylvania, South Dakota and Wyoming.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Athol. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 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 Athol. Our list includes 5 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

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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Off-the-Road Links ...

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 Massachusetts: https://www.mass.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Athol. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Athol.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Athol - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (351) is an overlay for area code (978).

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<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 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).

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Athol

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Athol. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.5939, Longitude: -72.2272     [Map].

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