Welcome to Athens Texas

Welcome to our City! Athens has the charm of a small southern town while still retaining many of the qualities of a larger city. With Dallas and Tyler only a short drive away, we’re the perfect spot to live, work, and play for those who the benefits of a smaller city, but easy access to larger metro areas.

Fun for the Whole Family

From the great outdoors to burgers and brews, Athens has fun for the whole family.

With a variety of family-friendly destinations like the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center, East Texas Arboretum and Botanical Society, Henderson County Regional Fair Park Complex and more, you’re sure to embark on an activity that will satisfy the entire family!

Wine and craft beer lovers will enjoy 4 local wineries in and around Athens and a new craft brewery in the heart of downtown Athens. Downtown Athens offers shopping, art galleries, the Henderson County Historical Museum and more. Check out our local, cultural resources and plan your weekend stay with family and friends

Explore Athens

What's happening in Athens

With new events taking place each year, we are fortunate to celebrate a handful of events that have stood the test of time!

What's Happening

Latest News & Articles

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01 Jun

Everything You Need to Know about Door-to-Door Sales In Athens

The City has received quite a few Facebook questions regarding door-to-door sales.  We hope this short FAQ will help clear some of the confusion about how door-to-door sales works in Athens.Why does the City regulate this?The City regulates itinerant vendors as a matter of public safety.  By ... Read More about Everything You Need to Know about Door-to-Door Sales In Athens
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25 Apr

Henderson County and the City of Athens Partner to Help Restore Fisher-Robinson Cemetery

The City of Athens and Henderson County Precincts 2, 3, and 4 have recently partnered to see that the historic Fisher-Robinson cemetery in Athens is cleared and honored as a significant place of history in our community.Just a few weeks ago, Henderson County Commissioners agreed ... Read More about Henderson County and the City of Athens Partner to Help Restore Fisher-Robinson Cemetery

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