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Welcome to Athens ...

Athens is located in Monroe County<1>.

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

Athens is 300 feet [91 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Athens is located in the (662) area code.

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, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, 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.

  • Amory [Monroe County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amory have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amory
    • Amory [Monroe County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the north of Athens
    • Estimated population for 2018: 6,871 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amory
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Amory
  • Aberdeen [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aberdeen
    • Aberdeen [Monroe County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Athens
    • Estimated population for 2018: 5,265 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aberdeen
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aberdeen
  • Nettleton [Lee County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nettleton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nettleton
    • Nettleton [Lee County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northwest of Athens
    • Estimated population for 2018: 1,931 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nettleton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nettleton
  • Sulligent [Lamar County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sulligent have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sulligent
    • Sulligent [Lamar County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the east of Athens
    • Estimated population for 2018: 1,831 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sulligent
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sulligent
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Caledonia [Lowndes County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caledonia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caledonia
      • Caledonia [Lowndes County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the southeast of Athens
      • Estimated population for 2018: 1,042 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caledonia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Caledonia
    • Smithville [Monroe County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithville
      • Smithville [Monroe County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the north of Athens
      • Estimated population for 2018: 901 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithville
    • Hatley [Monroe County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hatley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hatley
      • Hatley [Monroe County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the north of Athens
      • Estimated population for 2018: 460 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hatley
    • Detroit [Lamar County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Detroit have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Detroit
      • Detroit [Lamar County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northeast of Athens
      • Estimated population for 2018: 223 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Detroit
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Detroit
    • Gattman [Monroe County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gattman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gattman
      • Gattman [Monroe County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the east of Athens
      • Estimated population for 2018: 89 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gattman
    • Greenwood Springs [Monroe County]

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.

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About Monroe County

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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 Monroe County: www.monroecountyms.org

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Mississippi's counties, including Monroe, 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 elevation is an estimate for the area around Athens - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) 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.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Athens. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8723, Longitude: -88.4417       In this case, the coordinates for Athens have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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