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Welcome to Athol ...

Athol is located in Worcester County<1>.

The pronunciation of Athol: a-thul<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Athol has a population of 11,753 people<3> (see below for details).

Athol was settled in 1735 and was incorporated in 1762.

Athol is 550 feet [168 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Area codes for Athol: (978) & (351)<5>

The ZIP code for Athol: 01331<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Athol had an population of 11,753 people. This is an increase of 1.46% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.02% since the 2000 Census).

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).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near Athol ...

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

  • Gardner [Worcester County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gardner have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gardner
    • Gardner [Worcester County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<8> to the east of Athol
    • Estimated population in 2018: 20,719 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gardner
  • Greenfield [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenfield
    • Greenfield [Franklin County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<8> to the west of Athol
    • Estimated population in 2017: 17,442 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenfield
  • Winchendon [Worcester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winchendon
    • Winchendon [Worcester County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<8> to the northeast of Athol
    • Estimated population in 2018: 10,911 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchendon
  • Montague [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montague
    • Montague [Franklin County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<8> to the west of Athol
    • Estimated population in 2018: 8,316 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montague
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Templeton [Worcester County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Templeton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Templeton
      • Templeton [Worcester County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<8> to the east of Athol
      • Estimated population in 2018: 8,153 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Templeton
    • Westminster [Worcester County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westminster have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westminster
      • Westminster [Worcester County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<8> to the east of Athol
      • Estimated population in 2018: 7,884 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westminster
    • Swanzey [Cheshire County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swanzey have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swanzey
      • Swanzey [Cheshire County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<8> to the north of Athol
      • Estimated population in 2018: 7,196 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swanzey
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Swanzey<9>
    • Ashburnham [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashburnham
      • Ashburnham [Worcester County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<8> to the east of Athol
      • Estimated population in 2018: 6,346 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashburnham
    • Rindge [Cheshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rindge
      • Rindge [Cheshire County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<8> to the northeast of Athol
      • Estimated population in 2018: 6,273 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rindge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rindge<9>
    • Barre [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barre
      • Barre [Worcester County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<8> to the southeast of Athol
      • Estimated population in 2018: 5,592 people
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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. Our list includes 5 papers. 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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Worcester County

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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>If you're interested in how the shape of Massachusetts' counties, including Worcester, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Athol.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Athol - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (351) is an overlay for area code (978).
<6>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).
<7>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.
<8>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' 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 (or directions), 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: 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    
<9>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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