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Welcome to Athens ...

The city of Athens is located in Athens County<1> and is the County Seat for Athens County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Athens has a population of 24,536 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Athens is 710 feet [216 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Athens lies within the (740) area code.

The ZIP code for Athens: 45701<4>

Websites for Athens ...

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

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Athens had an population of 24,536 people. This is an increase of 2.95% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 14.97% 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 (which had a count of 21,342 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Athens.

Adding Athens 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 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, we also found mention of Athens elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Athens on a George F. Cram Map (1901).

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

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]
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    • Nelsonville [Athens County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Athens
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,130 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nelsonville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelsonville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nelsonville<7>
  • Glouster [Athens County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glouster
    • Glouster [Athens County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of Athens
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,780 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glouster have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glouster
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glouster<7>
  • Albany [Athens County]
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    • Albany [Athens County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Athens
    • Estimated population in 2019: 891 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albany
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Albany<7>
  • New Straitsville [Perry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Straitsville
    • New Straitsville [Perry County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Athens
    • Estimated population in 2019: 710 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Straitsville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Straitsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Straitsville<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Shawnee [Perry County]
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      • Shawnee [Perry County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Athens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 642 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shawnee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shawnee<7>
    • Corning [Perry County]
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      • Corning [Perry County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Athens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 568 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Corning have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corning
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Corning<7>
    • Buchtel [Athens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buchtel
      • Buchtel [Athens County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Athens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 567 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buchtel have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buchtel
    • Coolville [Athens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coolville
      • Coolville [Athens County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Athens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 494 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coolville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coolville<7>
    • Jacksonville [Athens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jacksonville
      • Jacksonville [Athens County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the north of Athens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 480 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jacksonville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jacksonville
    • Murray City [Hocking County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murray City
      • Murray City [Hocking County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the north of Athens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 435 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murray City have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murray City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Murray City<7>

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 ...

The Communities of Ohio

About Athens County

About Ohio

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>If you're interested in how the shape of Ohio's counties, including Athens, 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 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).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' 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 (or directions), 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 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    
<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.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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