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Welcome to Athens ...

The village of Athens is located in Greene County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Athens has a population of 1,598 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Athens.

Athens is 90 feet [27 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Athens is within the boundaries of the (518) area code.

The ZIP code for Athens: 12015<4>

Websites for Athens ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.greenecounty-chamber.com/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Athens, the following might be of interest:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Athens had an population of 1,598 people. This is a decrease of 4.2% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.72% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Athens had a population of 1,668 people. This makes Athens the county's 12th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,668 people, the population of Athens decreased 1.59% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,695 people).

More information can be found on the Census 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, Nebraska, Nevada, 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.

  • Saugerties [Ulster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saugerties
    • Saugerties [Ulster County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Athens
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,002 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saugerties have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saugerties
  • Schodack [Rensselaer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Schodack
    • Schodack [Rensselaer County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Athens
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,079 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Schodack have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Schodack
  • Catskill [Greene County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Catskill
    • Catskill [Greene County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Athens
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,337 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Catskill have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Catskill
  • Red Hook [Dutchess County]
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    • Red Hook [Dutchess County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Athens
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,124 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Hook have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Hook
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Coxsackie [Greene County]
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      • Coxsackie [Greene County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Athens
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,334 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coxsackie have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coxsackie
    • Kinderhook [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kinderhook
      • Kinderhook [Columbia County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Athens
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,191 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kinderhook have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kinderhook
    • Coeymans [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coeymans
      • Coeymans [Albany County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Athens
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,227 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coeymans have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coeymans
    • Cairo [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cairo
      • Cairo [Greene County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the west of Athens
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,420 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cairo have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cairo
    • Claverack [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Claverack
      • Claverack [Columbia County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Athens
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,648 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Claverack have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Claverack
    • Ghent [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ghent
      • Ghent [Columbia County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Athens
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,083 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ghent have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ghent

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. Our list includes 9 papers. 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Athens, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Athens.

Adding Athens to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Athens in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections 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 New York (1897).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Athens on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Greene County

About New York

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Greene, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Athens.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Athens - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a village (such as Athens). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Athens or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>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.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, we've provided the following link for your convenience: 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: 42.2606, Longitude: -73.8098    
<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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