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Welcome to Athens ...

So far, we have found very little information about Athens. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Athens to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Athens, please Contact Us.




Athens would have been located within present day Richardson County.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Athens is 1,080 feet [329 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: The area where Athens was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The location where Athens once stood is in the (402) & (531)<3> area codes.

Communities near Athens ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Athens and not the distance if you drove.<4>.

Community   2016<5>
Population
DirectionDistance
Axtell (KS)   [Map]   400   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Bern (KS)   [Map]   166   S   5 miles [8 km]
Fairview (KS)   [Map]   253   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Morrill (KS)   [Map]   225   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Sabetha (KS)   [Map]   2,584   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Seneca (KS)   [Map]   2,048   S   15 miles [24.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Athens.

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, 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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Athens. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Athens.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Athens:

Search for Local Businesses ...

We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities. Since Athens no longer exists, the following searches are centered on the area where it would have stood. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
Campgrounds  
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
Food/Groceries  
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
  Libraries
Fishing/HuntingHospitalsSchools
Hiking/CampingDoctors 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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About Richardson County

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The official website for Richardson County: www.co.richardson.ne.us/

The official website for State of Nebraska: www.nebraska.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Athens, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Athens - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (531) is an overlay for area code (402). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Athens.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Athens. 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 that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.0444, Longitude: -95.9864     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Athens have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Athens.

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Athens.