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Welcome to Athens ...

Athens is located in Caroline County<1>.

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

Athens is 220 feet [67 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Athens is within the boundaries of the (804) area code.

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, Texas, Utah, Vermont, 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.

  • Ashland [Hanover County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashland
    • Ashland [Hanover County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the south of Athens
    • Estimated population in 2019: 7,875 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ashland<5>
  • Bowling Green [Caroline County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowling Green
    • Bowling Green [Caroline County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the northeast of Athens
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,175 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bowling Green have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowling Green
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bowling Green<5>
  • Port Royal [Caroline County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Royal
    • Port Royal [Caroline County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the northeast of Athens
    • Estimated population in 2019: 206 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Royal
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Port Royal<5>
  • Ruther Glen [Caroline County]
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    • DeJarnette [Caroline County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for DeJarnette
      • DeJarnette [Caroline County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the east of Athens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on DeJarnette
    • Burruss Corner [Caroline County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burruss Corner
      • Burruss Corner [Caroline County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the south of Athens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burruss Corner
    • Arcadia [Spotsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arcadia
      • Arcadia [Spotsylvania County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the northwest of Athens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcadia
    • Marye [Spotsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marye
      • Marye [Spotsylvania County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the northwest of Athens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marye
    • Sparta [Caroline County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sparta
      • Sparta [Caroline County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the east of Athens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sparta
    • Taylorsville [Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylorsville
      • Taylorsville [Hanover County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the south of Athens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylorsville

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. 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Athens, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Athens.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Virginia

About Caroline County

About Virginia

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 Caroline County: www.co.caroline.va.us/

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Caroline, 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Athens - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Athens. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9926, Longitude: -77.4172       In this case, the coordinates for Athens have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>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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