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Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Athens County, Ohio.

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Formed on February 20, 1805, Athens County was named for Athens, Greece. Athens County was originally part of Washington County. Ohio University, the earliest institution of higher education in Ohio, was established in Athens in 1804. The county also was home to Ohio's first library, the Coonskin Library, established in 1804. It is one of the poorest counties in Ohio, and, since the 1990's, votes overwhelmingly Democrat.

Adjacent Counties

Cities, Villages & Townships

  • Albany
  • Alexander
  • Amesville
  • Athens (County Seat)
  • Bern
  • Buchtel
  • Canaan
  • Carthage
  • Chauncey
  • Coolville
  • Dover
  • Glouster
  • Jacksonville
  • Lee
  • Lodi
  • Nelsonville
  • Rome
  • Trimble
  • Troy
  • Waterloo
  • York



Wayne National Forest

Athens Government Buildings

Athens Lunatic Asylum

Athens State Hospital Cow Barn

The Beasley Building

Blackwood Covered Bridge

Kidwell Covered Bridge

Palos Covered Bridge

The Abijah Savage House

Stuart's Opera House

Wolf Plains