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Athens, North Carolina
Welcome to Athens ...
Although we found mention of Athens during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Athens was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than a locale or some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it was a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists..
While we are confident that Athens was located in Robeson County, we don't know its actual location within the county.
We've added Athens to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. We would especially like to find the location of Athens - knowing its coordinates, we can explore things like its relationship to neighboring communities, nearby cemeteries, etc. If you can help us with Athens, please Contact Us.
Time Zone: The area where we believe that Athens might be (or was) located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
We believe that Athens would be found within the (910) area code.
Adding Athens to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Athens in the FIPS-55 file. For more information, see the Referenced FIPS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Athens was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Athens on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911).
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, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Athens.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Robeson County: www.co.robeson.nc.us/
The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/
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This page was last modified: 27 Jul 2021