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Welcome to Athens ...

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Athens has a population of 12,797 people<2> (see below for details).

Athens is 500 feet [152 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Athens lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Athens: (903) & (430)<4>

The ZIP code for Athens: 75751<5>

Websites for Athens ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.athenscc.org/

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

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Athens had an population of 12,797 people. This is an increase of 0.68% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 13.28% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Athens had a population of 12,710 people (or 16.18% of the total population of Henderson County). This makes Athens the county's most populous community.

The population of Athens represents 0.05% of the total population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 184th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 12,710 people, the population of Athens increased 12.51% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 11,297 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, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, 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.

  • Gun Barrel City [Henderson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gun Barrel City have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gun Barrel City
    • Gun Barrel City [Henderson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the northwest of Athens
    • Estimated population for 2018: 6,204 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gun Barrel City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gun Barrel City
  • Mabank [Kaufman County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mabank have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mabank
    • Mabank [Kaufman County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the northwest of Athens
    • Estimated population for 2018: 3,705 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mabank
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mabank
  • Malakoff [Henderson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Malakoff have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Malakoff
    • Malakoff [Henderson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the west of Athens
    • Estimated population for 2018: 2,329 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Malakoff
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Malakoff
  • Tool [Henderson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tool have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tool
    • Tool [Henderson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the west of Athens
    • Estimated population for 2018: 2,326 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tool
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tool
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Brownsboro [Henderson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brownsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brownsboro
      • Brownsboro [Henderson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the northeast of Athens
      • Estimated population for 2018: 1,253 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brownsboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brownsboro
    • Eustace [Henderson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eustace have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eustace
      • Eustace [Henderson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the northwest of Athens
      • Estimated population for 2018: 1,002 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eustace
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eustace
    • Trinidad [Henderson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trinidad have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trinidad
      • Trinidad [Henderson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the west of Athens
      • Estimated population for 2018: 879 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trinidad
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trinidad
    • Payne Springs [Henderson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Payne Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Payne Springs
      • Payne Springs [Henderson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the west of Athens
      • Estimated population for 2018: 792 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Payne Springs
    • Log Cabin [Henderson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Log Cabin have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Log Cabin
      • Log Cabin [Henderson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the west of Athens
      • Estimated population for 2018: 763 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Log Cabin
    • Murchison [Henderson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murchison have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murchison
      • Murchison [Henderson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the northeast of Athens
      • Estimated population for 2018: 606 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murchison
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Murchison

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 8 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.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Athens. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Henderson, 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>Area code (430) is an overlay for area code (903).
<5>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).
<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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Athens) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (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: 32.2044, Longitude: -95.8537    






















 

 

 

 

 


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