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Our Genealogy Helper for Athens ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Athens (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Athens. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Athens is located in McMinn County and is the County Seat.

To see how the shape of Tennessee's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of McMinn County: Bradley, Loudon, Meigs, Monroe, Polk & Roane.

Below are the counties that are near Athens. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Athens:

  • McMinn County     (The home county of Athens)
    • Niota [McMinn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Niota
      • Niota [McMinn County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Athens
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 738 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Niota have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Niota
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Niota<3>
    • Englewood [McMinn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Englewood
      • Englewood [McMinn County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Athens
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,538 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Englewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Englewood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Englewood<3>
    • Riceville [McMinn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riceville
      • Riceville [McMinn County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Athens
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 670 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riceville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riceville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Riceville<3>
    • Manila [McMinn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manila
      • Manila [McMinn County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Athens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manila
    • Goodsprings [McMinn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodsprings
      • Goodsprings [McMinn County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Athens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodsprings
    • Etowah [McMinn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Etowah
      • Etowah [McMinn County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Athens
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,527 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Etowah have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Etowah
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Etowah<3>
    • Bell Spring [McMinn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bell Spring
      • Bell Spring [McMinn County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Athens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bell Spring
    • Claxton [McMinn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Claxton
      • Claxton [McMinn County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Athens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Claxton
    • Prigmore [McMinn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prigmore
      • Prigmore [McMinn County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Athens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prigmore
    • Calhoun [McMinn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calhoun
      • Calhoun [McMinn County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Athens
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 503 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Calhoun have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calhoun
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Calhoun<3>
    • Lamontville [McMinn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lamontville
      • Lamontville [McMinn County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Athens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lamontville
  • Anderson County
    • Oak Ridge [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Ridge
      • Oak Ridge [Anderson County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Athens
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,340 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Ridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak Ridge<3>
  • Bledsoe County
    • Summer City [Bledsoe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summer City
      • Summer City [Bledsoe County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Athens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summer City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summer City
    • Pikeville [Bledsoe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pikeville
      • Pikeville [Bledsoe County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west of Athens
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,781 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pikeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pikeville<3>
  • Blount County
    • McMullens [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McMullens
      • McMullens [Blount County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Athens
      • Estimated population in 2014: 13,620 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McMullens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McMullens
    • Friendsville [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friendsville
      • Friendsville [Blount County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Athens
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 902 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friendsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friendsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Friendsville<3>
    • Walnut Hill Estates [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Hill Estates
      • Walnut Hill Estates [Blount County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Athens
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 2,394 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walnut Hill Estates have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Hill Estates
    • Fairway Estates [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairway Estates
      • Fairway Estates [Blount County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Athens
      • Estimated population in 2014: 8,224 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairway Estates have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairway Estates
    • Louisville [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louisville
      • Louisville [Blount County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Athens
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,139 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Louisville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louisville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Louisville<3>
  • Bradley County
    • Charleston [Bradley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charleston
      • Charleston [Bradley County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Athens
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 706 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Charleston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Charleston<3>
    • Bellefounte [Bradley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellefounte
      • Bellefounte [Bradley County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Athens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellefounte
    • Etola [Bradley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Etola
      • Etola [Bradley County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Athens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Etola have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Etola
    • Hopewell Estates [Bradley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopewell Estates
      • Hopewell Estates [Bradley County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Athens
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,874 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopewell Estates have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopewell Estates
    • Hopewell [Bradley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopewell
      • Hopewell [Bradley County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Athens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopewell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopewell
    • Countryside Village [Bradley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Countryside Village
      • Countryside Village [Bradley County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Athens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Countryside Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Countryside Village
    • East Cleveland [Bradley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Cleveland
      • East Cleveland [Bradley County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Athens
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,608 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Cleveland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Cleveland
    • Bent Tree Acres [Bradley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bent Tree Acres
      • Bent Tree Acres [Bradley County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Athens
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,309 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bent Tree Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bent Tree Acres
    • Cleveland [Bradley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cleveland
      • Cleveland [Bradley County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Athens
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 45,948 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cleveland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cleveland<3>
    • South Cleveland [Bradley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Cleveland
      • South Cleveland [Bradley County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Athens
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 6,912 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Cleveland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Cleveland
    • Wildwood Lake [Bradley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wildwood Lake
      • Wildwood Lake [Bradley County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Athens
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 3,124 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wildwood Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wildwood Lake
    • McDonald [Bradley County]
  • Cumberland County
    • Crab Orchard [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crab Orchard
      • Crab Orchard [Cumberland County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Athens
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 758 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crab Orchard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crab Orchard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crab Orchard<3>
    • Center Ford [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Center Ford
      • Center Ford [Cumberland County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Athens
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,485 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Center Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Center Ford
    • Rogers [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rogers
      • Rogers [Cumberland County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Athens
      • Estimated population in 2014: 4,406 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rogers have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rogers
    • Lake Tansi Village [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Tansi Village
      • Lake Tansi Village [Cumberland County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Athens
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 3,803 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Tansi Village
    • Greenbriar Village [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenbriar Village
      • Greenbriar Village [Cumberland County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Athens
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,103 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenbriar Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenbriar Village
  • Hamilton County
    • Birchwood [Hamilton County]
    • Lakewood [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakewood
      • Lakewood [Hamilton County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Athens
      • Estimated population in 2011: 2,336 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakewood
    • Sale Creek [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sale Creek
      • Sale Creek [Hamilton County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Athens
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 2,845 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sale Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sale Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sale Creek<3>
    • Soddy Lake Heights [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Soddy Lake Heights
      • Soddy Lake Heights [Hamilton County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Athens
      • Estimated population in 2014: 13,190 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Soddy Lake Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Soddy Lake Heights
    • Lakesite [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakesite
      • Lakesite [Hamilton County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Athens
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,866 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakesite have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakesite
    • Soddy-Daisy [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Soddy-Daisy
      • Soddy-Daisy [Hamilton County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Athens
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,719 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Soddy-Daisy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Soddy-Daisy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Soddy-Daisy<3>
    • Flat Top [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flat Top
      • Flat Top [Hamilton County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west of Athens
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 422 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flat Top
    • Harrison Ferry [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrison Ferry
      • Harrison Ferry [Hamilton County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Athens
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 7,769 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrison Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrison Ferry
    • Mowbray [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mowbray
      • Mowbray [Hamilton County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Athens
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,615 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mowbray
    • Apison [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Apison
      • Apison [Hamilton County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Athens
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 2,469 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Apison have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apison
    • Collegedale [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collegedale
      • Collegedale [Hamilton County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Athens
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,400 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collegedale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collegedale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Collegedale<3>
    • Crabtree Hills [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crabtree Hills
      • Crabtree Hills [Hamilton County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Athens
      • Estimated population in 2014: 763 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crabtree Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crabtree Hills
  • Knox County
    • Virtue [Knox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virtue
      • Virtue [Knox County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Athens
      • Estimated population in 2014: 131 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Virtue have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virtue
    • Belle Aire [Knox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belle Aire
      • Belle Aire [Knox County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Athens
      • Estimated population in 2014: 512 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belle Aire have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belle Aire
    • Farragut [Knox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farragut
      • Farragut [Knox County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Athens
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,045 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farragut have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farragut
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Farragut<3>
  • Loudon County
    • Philadelphia [Loudon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Philadelphia
      • Philadelphia [Loudon County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Athens
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 740 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Philadelphia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Philadelphia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Philadelphia<3>
    • Loudon City Park [Loudon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loudon City Park
      • Loudon City Park [Loudon County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Athens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loudon City Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loudon City Park
    • Loudon [Loudon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loudon
      • Loudon [Loudon County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Athens
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,009 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loudon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Loudon<3>
    • Trigonia [Loudon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trigonia
      • Trigonia [Loudon County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Athens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trigonia
    • Alleghany [Loudon County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alleghany
      • Alleghany [Loudon County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Athens
      • Estimated population in 2014: 630 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alleghany have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Centersville [Loudon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centersville
      • Centersville [Loudon County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Athens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centersville
    • Greenback [Loudon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenback
      • Greenback [Loudon County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Athens
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,238 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenback
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenback<3>
    • Jena [Loudon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jena
      • Jena [Loudon County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Athens
      • Estimated population in 2014: 2,279 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jena
    • Lenoir City [Loudon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lenoir City
      • Lenoir City [Loudon County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Athens
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,323 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lenoir City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lenoir City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lenoir City<3>
    • Sharp Estates [Loudon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sharp Estates
      • Sharp Estates [Loudon County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Athens
      • Estimated population in 2014: 919 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sharp Estates have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sharp Estates
    • White Wing Ferry [Loudon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Wing Ferry
      • White Wing Ferry [Loudon County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Athens
      • Estimated population in 2014: 4,550 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Wing Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Wing Ferry
  • Meigs County
    • Decatur [Meigs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Decatur
      • Decatur [Meigs County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Athens
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,663 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Decatur have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Decatur
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Decatur<3>
    • Goodfield [Meigs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodfield
      • Goodfield [Meigs County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Athens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goodfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodfield
    • Surprise [Meigs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Surprise
      • Surprise [Meigs County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Athens
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,799 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Surprise have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Calico [Meigs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calico
      • Calico [Meigs County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Athens
      • Estimated population in 2014: 495 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Calico have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Beta [Meigs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beta
      • Beta [Meigs County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Athens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • East View [Meigs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East View
      • East View [Meigs County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Athens
      • Estimated population in 2014: 705 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Cayuga Town [Meigs County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cayuga Town
      • Cayuga Town [Meigs County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Athens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cayuga Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Monroe County
    • Sweetwater [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweetwater
      • Sweetwater [Monroe County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Athens
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,956 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sweetwater have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Madisonville [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madisonville
      • Madisonville [Monroe County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Athens
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,024 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Madisonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madisonville<3>
    • Tellico Plains [Monroe County]
    • Belltown [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belltown
      • Belltown [Monroe County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Athens
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    • Jacktown [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jacktown
      • Jacktown [Monroe County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Athens
      • Estimated population in 2014: 67,319 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jacktown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Ballplay [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ballplay
      • Ballplay [Monroe County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Athens
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    • Vonore [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vonore
      • Vonore [Monroe County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Athens
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,580 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vonore have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Coker Creek [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coker Creek
      • Coker Creek [Monroe County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Athens
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    • Tuskeegee [Monroe County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuskeegee
      • Tuskeegee [Monroe County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Athens
      • Estimated population in 2014: 2,663 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tuskeegee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Halfway Town [Monroe County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halfway Town
      • Halfway Town [Monroe County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Athens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Halfway Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Morgan County
    • Harriman [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harriman
      • Harriman [Morgan County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Athens
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,182 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harriman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Oakdale [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakdale
      • Oakdale [Morgan County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Athens
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 207 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Polk County
    • Chestuee [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chestuee
      • Chestuee [Polk County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Athens
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    • Delano [Polk County]
    • Benton [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Benton
      • Benton [Polk County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Athens
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,247 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Benton<3>
    • Ocoee [Polk County]
    • Oldfort [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oldfort
      • Oldfort [Polk County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Athens
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    • Ball Play [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ball Play
      • Ball Play [Polk County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Athens
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    • Chanceytown [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chanceytown
      • Chanceytown [Polk County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Athens
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    • Ducktown [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ducktown
      • Ducktown [Polk County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Athens
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 467 people
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    • Copperhill [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Copperhill
      • Copperhill [Polk County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the south of Athens
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 316 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Copperhill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Belltown Hill [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belltown Hill
      • Belltown Hill [Polk County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Athens
      • Estimated population in 2014: 2,457 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belltown Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Rhea County
    • Lakewood Village [Rhea County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakewood Village
      • Lakewood Village [Rhea County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Athens
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 990 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakewood Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Spring City [Rhea County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring City
      • Spring City [Rhea County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Athens
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,839 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spring City<3>
    • Dayton [Rhea County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dayton
      • Dayton [Rhea County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Athens
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,332 people
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    • Roddy [Rhea County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roddy
      • Roddy [Rhea County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Athens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roddy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Cumberland Spring [Rhea County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cumberland Spring
      • Cumberland Spring [Rhea County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Athens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cumberland Spring
    • Graysville [Rhea County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graysville
      • Graysville [Rhea County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Athens
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,570 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Graysville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graysville
  • Roane County
    • Pioneer Village [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pioneer Village
      • Pioneer Village [Roane County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Athens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pioneer Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pioneer Village
    • Iron Divide [Roane County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iron Divide
      • Iron Divide [Roane County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Athens
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 328 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iron Divide have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lakemont Heights [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakemont Heights
      • Lakemont Heights [Roane County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Athens
      • Estimated population in 2014: 12,564 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakemont Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakemont Heights
    • Midtown Heights [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Midtown Heights
      • Midtown Heights [Roane County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Athens
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,360 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Midtown Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Midtown Heights
    • Midtown [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Midtown
      • Midtown [Roane County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Athens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Midtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Midtown
    • Postoak [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Postoak
      • Postoak [Roane County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Athens
      • Postoak has also been known as:
      • Post Oak Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Postoak
    • Rockwood [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockwood
      • Rockwood [Roane County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Athens
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,459 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rockwood<3>
    • Cardiff [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cardiff
      • Cardiff [Roane County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Athens
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    • College Grove [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for College Grove
      • College Grove [Roane County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Athens
      • Estimated population in 2014: 10,729 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for College Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Kingston [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingston
      • Kingston [Roane County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Athens
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,956 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kingston<3>
    • Laddie Village [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laddie Village
      • Laddie Village [Roane County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Athens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laddie Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laddie Village
    • Ethel [Roane County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ethel
      • Ethel [Roane County] was located 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Athens
      • Estimated population in 2014: 2,049 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ethel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Catoosa County (GA)
    • Mount Vernon [Catoosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Vernon
      • Mount Vernon [Catoosa County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Athens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,371 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Vernon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Vernon
  • Fannin County (GA)
    • McCaysville [Fannin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McCaysville
      • McCaysville [Fannin County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Athens
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,217 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McCaysville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McCaysville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McCaysville<3>
    • Pantertown [Fannin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pantertown
      • Pantertown [Fannin County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Athens
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 9,749 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pantertown
    • Epworth [Fannin County]
  • Murray County (GA)
    • Tennga [Murray County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tennga
      • Tennga [Murray County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the south of Athens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,123 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tennga
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tennga<3>
    • Cisco [Murray County]
    • Gregory [Murray County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gregory
      • Gregory [Murray County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Athens
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 7,432 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gregory have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gregory
    • Temple Grove [Murray County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Temple Grove
      • Temple Grove [Murray County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Athens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,795 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Temple Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Temple Grove
  • Whitfield County (GA)
    • Parrett Crossing [Whitfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parrett Crossing
      • Parrett Crossing [Whitfield County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Athens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 136 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parrett Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parrett Crossing
    • Cohutta [Whitfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cohutta
      • Cohutta [Whitfield County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Athens
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 644 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cohutta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cohutta<3>
  • Cherokee County (NC)
    • Liberty [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
      • Liberty [Cherokee County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Athens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
    • Murphy [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murphy
      • Murphy [Cherokee County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Athens
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,666 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murphy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Murphy<3>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Athens, see our County-by-County Page for Athens.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Athens ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 67 newspapers that have been published in the area around Athens.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Athens. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Athens and those printed in the larger area surrounding Athens.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 14 miles [22.5 km] of Athens.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Athens:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Georgia
    • Stories from North Carolina
    • Stories from Tennessee

Cemeteries Near Athens ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Athens.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Athens covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Sullins Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sullins Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sullins Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sullins Cemetery
  • Hammond Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hammond Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hammond Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hammond Cemetery
  • Cedar Grove Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cedar Grove Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cedar Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Grove Cemetery
  • Malone Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Malone Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Malone Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Malone Cemetery
  • Cedar Springs Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cedar Springs Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cedar Springs Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Springs Cemetery
  • McMahan Church Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McMahan Church Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McMahan Church Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McMahan Church Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • McMinn Memory Gardens
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McMinn Memory Gardens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McMinn Memory Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McMinn Memory Gardens
    • Cunningham Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cunningham Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cunningham Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cunningham Cemetery
    • Slacks Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Slacks Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Slacks Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slacks Cemetery
    • Slacks Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Slacks Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Slacks Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slacks Cemetery
    • Roberts Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Roberts Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Roberts Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roberts Cemetery
    • Thompson Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Thompson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Thompson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thompson Cemetery
    • Bethsalem Presbyterian Church Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bethsalem Presbyterian Church Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bethsalem Presbyterian Church Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethsalem Presbyterian Church Cemetery
    • McMinn County Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McMinn County Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McMinn County Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McMinn County Cemetery
    • Mt. Cumberland Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Cumberland Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Cumberland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Cumberland Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<4>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Athens had a population of 2,224 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Athens had a population of 14,120 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Athens, with the one closest to Athens listed first.

  • Athens [McMinn County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Athens
    • Athens [McMinn County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Athens
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,224 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,120 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Athens had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Athens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athens
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Athens<3>
  • Mount Verd [McMinn County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Verd
    • Mount Verd [McMinn County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Athens
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mount Verd had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Verd have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Verd
  • Fiketon [McMinn County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fiketon
    • Fiketon [McMinn County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Athens
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fiketon had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fiketon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Riceville [McMinn County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riceville
    • Riceville [McMinn County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Athens
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 379 people
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 670 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Riceville had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riceville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riceville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Riceville<3>
  • Williamsburg [McMinn County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williamsburg
    • Williamsburg [McMinn County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Athens
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 45 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Williamsburg had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williamsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Grady [McMinn County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grady
    • Grady [McMinn County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Athens
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Grady had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grady have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Nonaburg [McMinn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nonaburg
      • Nonaburg [McMinn County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Athens
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Nonaburg had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nonaburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Reagan [McMinn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reagan
      • Reagan [McMinn County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Athens
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Reagan had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reagan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Sanford [McMinn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sanford
      • Sanford [McMinn County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Athens
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sanford had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sanford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sanford
    • Sewee [Meigs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sewee
      • Sewee [Meigs County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Athens
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 62 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sewee had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sewee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Gudger [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gudger
      • Gudger [Monroe County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Athens
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Gudger had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gudger have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Folger [McMinn County] - Historic
      • While Folger was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Folger
      • Folger [McMinn County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Athens
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Folger had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Folger have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Carlock [McMinn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carlock
      • Carlock [McMinn County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Athens
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Carlock had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carlock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carlock
    • Prigmore [McMinn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prigmore
      • Prigmore [McMinn County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Athens
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Prigmore had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prigmore
    • Cute [Meigs County] - Historic
      • While Cute was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cute
      • Cute [Meigs County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Athens
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Cute had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cute have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Athens. See our List of 1890's Communities around Athens.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Athens ...

While our initial data about Athens came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Athens in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Athens.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Athens:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

Rand McNally Map of Tennessee (1888)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

SPV's Comprehensive Railroad Atlas of North America - Appalachia & Piedmont
Written by: Walker, Mike
Published by Steam Powered Video (SPV), 2004
(Available from Amazon.com)

Shell Oil Road Map for Tennessee (1956)
Published by Shell Oil Company

We have found Athens in these Censuses: 2010-2000. See our Census Page for Athens for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Athens. See our Misc Page for Athens for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Tennessee

About McMinn County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Athens: www.cityofathenstn.com/

The official website for McMinn County: www.mcminncounty.org/

The official website for State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 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: 35.4525, Longitude: -84.6039       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>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Athens, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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