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Welcome to Athol ...
The pronunciation of Athol: a-thul<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Athol has a population of 11,713 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) and (351)<5>
The ZIP code for Athol: 01331<6>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Athol had an population of 11,713 people. This is an increase of 1.11% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.66% 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 total 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.
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.
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).
We also found Athol on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1901).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Athol on our Genealogy Page.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
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This page was last modified: 27 Apr 2022