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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Athens, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Athens and the surrounding area.

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Athens:
    • 42.279531, -73.861517
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Athens
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Athens ...

We have found one communities that share the name Athens.

Within New York, the name Athens is unique.

Beyond New York, there is another community also named Athens in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Vermont
      • Windham County
      • This Athens is located in Windham County and lies 86 miles [138.4 km]<1> to the northeast of the Athens that is located in Greene County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athens
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Windham County community of Athens.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Athens ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Brick Tavern [Columbia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brick Tavern
    • Brick Tavern [Columbia County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Athens
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brick Tavern have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brick Tavern
  • Cairo [Greene County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cairo
    • Cairo [Greene County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Athens
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cairo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cairo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cairo<3>
  • Cherry Hill [Columbia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry Hill
    • Cherry Hill [Columbia County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Athens
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherry Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherry Hill
  • Climax [Greene County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Climax
    • Climax [Greene County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Athens
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Climax have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Climax
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Climax<3>
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    • Coxsackie [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coxsackie
      • Coxsackie [Greene County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Athens
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,689 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coxsackie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coxsackie<3>
    • Gayhead [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gayhead
      • Gayhead [Greene County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Athens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gayhead
    • Limestreet [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Limestreet
      • Limestreet [Greene County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Athens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Limestreet have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Limestreet
    • Newton Hook [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newton Hook
      • Newton Hook [Columbia County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Athens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newton Hook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton Hook
    • Paradise Hill [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paradise Hill
      • Paradise Hill [Greene County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Athens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paradise Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paradise Hill
    • Place Corners [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Place Corners
      • Place Corners [Greene County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Athens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Place Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Place Corners
    • Red Mills [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Mills
      • Red Mills [Columbia County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Athens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Mills
    • Result [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Result
      • Result [Greene County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Athens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Result have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Result
    • Roberts Hill [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roberts Hill
      • Roberts Hill [Greene County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Athens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roberts Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roberts Hill
    • Round Top [Greene County]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Athens. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

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    • Maude Adams     (Actress)
      • Born: Maude Kiskadden
      • Actress. She was born in Salt Lake City (UT) on November 11, 1872 (a Monday) and died in Tannersville (NY) on July 17, 1953 (a Friday) at the age of 80.
      • Tannersville is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest of Athens.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Maude Adams<4>
    • Maryanne Amacher     (Composer)
      • Composer. She was born in Kane (PA) on February 25, 1938 (a Friday) and died in Rhinebeck (NY) on October 22, 2009 (a Thursday) at the age of 71. She is buried at Montrepose Cemetery (Ulster County, New York).
      • Rhinebeck is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Athens.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Maryanne Amacher<4>
    • Ezra Ames     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Framingham (MA) on May 5, 1768 (a Thursday) and died in Albany (NY) on February 23, 1836 (a Tueday) at the age of 67. He is buried at Albany Rural Cemetery (Albany County, New York).
      • Albany is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Athens.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ezra Ames<4>
    • Sara Berner     (Actress)
    • Peter Bogdanovich     (Director, writer, actor, producer)
      • Director, writer, actor, producer. He was born in Kingston (NY) on July 30, 1939 (a Sunday) and died in Los Angeles (CA) on January 6, 2022 (a Thursday) at the age of 82. The body was cremated.
      • Kingston is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the south of Athens.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peter Bogdanovich<4>
    • Nick Brignola     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Troy (NY) on July 17, 1936 (a Friday) and died in Albany (NY) on February 8, 2002 (a Friday) at the age of 65.
      • Troy is located 32 miles [51.5 km] to the north of Athens.
      • Albany is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Athens.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nick Brignola<4>
    • Michael E. 'Mike' Burke     (Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1879/05/01:1879/07/19)
      • Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1879/05/01:1879/07/19. He was born in 1854 and died in Albany (NY) on June 9, 1889 (a Sunday).
      • Albany is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Athens.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Michael E. 'Mike' Burke<4>
    • James Cagney     (Oscar winning actor)
      • Full name: James Francis Cagney
      • Oscar winning actor. He was born on July 17, 1899 (a Monday) and died in Stanfordville (NY) on March 30, 1986 (a Sunday) at the age of 86. He is buried at Gate of Heaven Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Stanfordville is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Athens.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Cagney<4>
    • Andrew Carnegie     (Industrialist, philanthropist)
      • Industrialist, philanthropist. He was born in Dunfermline (Scotland) on November 25, 1835 (a Wednesday) and died in Lenox (MA) on August 11, 1919 (a Monday) at the age of 83. He is buried at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Lenox is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Athens.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Carnegie<4>
    • Colonel Gerald Paul 'Jerry' Carr     (Astronaut - Skylab 3, USMC, aeronautical engineer)
      • Astronaut - Skylab 3, USMC, aeronautical engineer. He was born in Denver (CO) on August 22, 1932 (a Monday) and died in Albany (NY) on August 26, 2020 (a Wednesday) at the age of 88. We don't have any burial details.
      • Albany is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Athens.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Colonel Gerald Paul 'Jerry' Carr<4>
    • John Cunniff     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in South Boston (MA) on July 9, 1944 (a Sunday) and died in Albany (NY) on May 10, 2002 (a Friday) at the age of 57. He is buried at Cedar Grove Cemetery (Suffolk County, Massachusetts).
      • Albany is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Athens.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Cunniff<4>
    • Jack 'Legs' Diamond     (Crime figure)
    • Alix Dobkin     (Singer, songwriter, author, activist)
      • Full name: Alix Cecil Dobkin
      • Singer, songwriter, author, activist. He was born on August 16, 1940 (a Friday) and died in Woodstock (NY) on May 19, 2021 (a Wednesday) at the age of 80. We don't have any burial details.
      • Woodstock is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Athens.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alix Dobkin<4>

How Far From Athens to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Athens to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Athens and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Catskill, which is the Seat of Greene County and lies just to the South.
    • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north (N). If you could walk a straight line from Athens to Albany, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 286 miles [460.3 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 12 days and walking would take 17 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,624 miles [9,051 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,337 miles [10,198.4 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,212 miles [6,778.6 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Mentions & References for Athens

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About Greene County

About New York

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 New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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- 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AthensOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Athens. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.2795, Longitude: -73.8615       In this case, the coordinates for Athens have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<6>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Athens to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 305.677 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.472 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 301.879 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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