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Welcome to Athens ...

Athens is located in Bradford County<1>.

The location of Athens has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Athens has a population of 3,191 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Athens is 750 feet [229 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Athens is within the boundaries of the (570) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Athens had an population of 3,191 people. This is a decrease of 5.23% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 6.56% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Athens had a population of 3,367 people (which is 5.38% of the total population of Bradford County). This makes Athens the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Athens represents 0.03% of the population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 286th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,367 people, the population of Athens decreased 1.41% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,415 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, Ohio, Ontario, 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.

  • Elmira (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmira
    • Elmira lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Athens and is located in Chemung County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,045 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmira
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elmira<6>
  • Owego (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Owego
    • Owego lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Athens and is located in Tioga County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,517 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Owego have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Owego
  • Barton (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barton
    • Barton lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the north of Athens and is located in Tioga County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,335 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barton
  • Elmira (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmira
    • Elmira lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Athens and is located in Chemung County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,384 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elmira have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmira
  • Tioga (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tioga
    • Tioga lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Athens and is located in Tioga County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,695 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tioga have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tioga
  • Waverly (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waverly
    • Waverly lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the north of Athens and is located in Tioga County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,110 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waverly
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waverly<6>
  • Owego (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Owego
    • Owego lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Athens and is located in Tioga County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,823 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Owego have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Owego
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Owego<6>
  • Spencer (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spencer
    • Spencer lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Athens and is located in Tioga County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,889 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spencer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spencer
  • Towanda (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Towanda
    • Towanda lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the south of Athens and is located in Bradford County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,803 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Towanda have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Towanda
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Towanda<6>
  • Nichols (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nichols
    • Nichols lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Athens and is located in Tioga County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,401 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nichols have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nichols

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 14 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 U.S. Post Offices (Jan. 1851).

We also found Athens in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Athens

Visit our Community Index for Pennsylvania

About Bradford County

About Pennsylvania

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 Bradford County: www.bradfordcountypa.org/

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Bradford, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Athens.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Athens - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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, 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: 41.9476, Longitude: -76.5027       In this case, the coordinates for Athens have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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