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Welcome to Athens ...

The city of Athens is located in Athens County and is the County Seat for Athens County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Athens has a population of 24,688 people<1> (see below for details).

Athens is 710 feet [216 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Athens is located in the (740) area code.

The ZIP code for Athens: 45701<3>

Websites for Athens ...

Official Website: www.ci.athens.oh.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Athens had an population of 24,688 people. This is an increase of 3.59% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 15.68% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Athens had a population of 23,832 people (or 36.8% of the total population of Athens County). This makes Athens the county's most populous community.

The population of Athens represents 0.21% of the population of Ohio (which has 11,536,504 people), making it the state's 64th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 23,832 people, the population of Athens increased 11.67% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 21,342 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, New York, North Carolina, 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.

  • Nelsonville [Athens County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nelsonville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nelsonville
    • Nelsonville [Athens County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Athens
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelsonville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nelsonville
  • Glouster [Athens County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glouster have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glouster
    • Glouster [Athens County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the north of Athens
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glouster
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glouster
  • Albany [Athens County]
  • New Straitsville [Perry County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Straitsville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Straitsville
    • New Straitsville [Perry County] lies 18 miles [29 km] to the northwest of Athens
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Straitsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Straitsville
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    • Shawnee [Perry County]
    • Corning [Perry County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Corning have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corning
      • Corning [Perry County] lies 18 miles [29 km] to the north of Athens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corning
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Corning
    • Buchtel [Athens County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buchtel have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buchtel
      • Buchtel [Athens County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest of Athens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buchtel
    • Coolville [Athens County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coolville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coolville
      • Coolville [Athens County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast of Athens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coolville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coolville
    • Jacksonville [Athens County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jacksonville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jacksonville
      • Jacksonville [Athens County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the north of Athens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jacksonville
    • Murray City [Hocking County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murray City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murray City
      • Murray City [Hocking County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the north of Athens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murray City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Murray City

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 22 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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Athens: www.ci.athens.oh.us/

The official website for Athens County: www.athenscountygovernment.com/

The official website for State of Ohio: https://ohio.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Athens.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Athens - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>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 city (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).
<4>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.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Athens

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Athens. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3302, Longitude: -82.1013    






















 

 

 

 

 


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