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Welcome to Athenia ...

Athenia is located in Passaic County<1>.

Athenia is 110 feet [34 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Area codes for Athenia: (973) & (862)<3>

Adding Athenia 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 Athenia 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 Athenia 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 Athenia on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Athenia ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Athenia - it's located in Illinois.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Athenia.

Communities near Athenia ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Athenia.

  • New York [New York County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New York
    • New York [New York County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the southeast of Athenia
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,336,817 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New York
  • Bronx [Bronx County]
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    • Bronx [Bronx County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the east of Athenia
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,385,108 people
    • Bronx has also been known as:
    • Bronx
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bronx
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bronx<5>
  • Newark [Essex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newark
    • Newark [Essex County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the south of Athenia
    • Estimated population in 2019: 282,011 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newark
  • Jersey City [Hudson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jersey City
    • Jersey City [Hudson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the southeast of Athenia
    • Estimated population in 2019: 262,075 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jersey City
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Yonkers [Westchester County]
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      • Yonkers [Westchester County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the east of Athenia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 200,370 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yonkers
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yonkers<5>
    • Paterson [Passaic County]
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      • Paterson [Passaic County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<4> to the north of Athenia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 145,233 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paterson
    • Ramapo [Rockland County]
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      • Ramapo [Rockland County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the north of Athenia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 137,406 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ramapo have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ramapo
    • Elizabeth [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabeth
      • Elizabeth [Union County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the south of Athenia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 129,216 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabeth
    • Greenburgh [Westchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenburgh
      • Greenburgh [Westchester County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northeast of Athenia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 90,989 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenburgh have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenburgh
    • New Rochelle [Westchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Rochelle
      • New Rochelle [Westchester County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the east of Athenia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 78,557 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Rochelle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Rochelle<5>

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 Athenia. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Athenia.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Athenia. 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 Athenia.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Athenia. See our Newspapers Page for Athenia.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Athenia ...

Looking for more information about Athenia? 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 Athenia, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Athenia.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for New Jersey

About Passaic County

About New Jersey

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Athenia. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Passaic County: www.passaiccountynj.org/

The official website for State of New Jersey: https://www.state.nj.us/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Jersey's counties, including Passaic, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Athenia - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Area code (862) is an overlay for area code (973).
<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 from Point A (ie- Athenia) 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 Athenia. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Athenia

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Athenia. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.8692, Longitude: -74.1554    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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