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Welcome to Athens ...

Athens is located in Somerset County<1>.

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

The pronunciation of Athens: A-thenz<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Athens has a population of 979 people<4> (see below for details).

Athens is 340 feet [104 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

Athens lies within the (207) area code.

The ZIP code for Athens: 04912<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Athens had an population of 979 people. This is a decrease of 3.93% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 15.58% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Athens had a population of 1,019 people. This makes Athens the county's 14th most populous community.

The population of Athens represents 0.08% of the population of Maine (which has 1,328,361 people), making it the state's 281st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,019 people, the population of Athens increased 20.31% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 847 people).

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

Adding Athens to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Athens in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Athens elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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, Louisiana, 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.

  • Skowhegan [Somerset County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skowhegan
    • Skowhegan [Somerset County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the south of Athens
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,239 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Skowhegan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skowhegan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Skowhegan<8>
  • Madison [Somerset County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madison
    • Madison [Somerset County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the southwest of Athens
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,620 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Madison have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madison
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madison<8>
  • Pittsfield [Somerset County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pittsfield
    • Pittsfield [Somerset County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the southeast of Athens
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,994 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pittsfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pittsfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pittsfield<8>
  • Dexter [Penobscot County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dexter
    • Dexter [Penobscot County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the east of Athens
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,706 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dexter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dexter
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dexter<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Norridgewock [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norridgewock
      • Norridgewock [Somerset County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the south of Athens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,222 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norridgewock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norridgewock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norridgewock<8>
    • Anson [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anson
      • Anson [Somerset County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the southwest of Athens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,384 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anson<8>
    • Canaan [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canaan
      • Canaan [Somerset County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the southeast of Athens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,170 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canaan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canaan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canaan<8>
    • Palmyra [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palmyra
      • Palmyra [Somerset County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the east of Athens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,975 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palmyra
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Palmyra<8>
    • Saint Albans [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Albans
      • Saint Albans [Somerset County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the east of Athens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,961 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Albans have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Albans
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Albans<8>
    • Hartland [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartland
      • Hartland [Somerset County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the east of Athens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,724 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hartland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hartland<8>

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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Athens, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Athens.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Maine

About Somerset County

About Maine

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 Maine: https://www.maine.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Maine's counties, including Somerset, 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 pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Athens. 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.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Athens.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Athens - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 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).
<7>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Athens) 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 Athens. Since we usually use Google Maps, 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: 44.9231, Longitude: -69.6728       In this case, the coordinates for Athens have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>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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