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

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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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07 Sep

Introducing New Fire Chief: Russell Marshall

On Tuesday, September 2nd, the City's new Fire Chief, Russell Marshall, officially reported for duty. With an impressive resume that consists of over 30 years of experience in developing, coaching, and mentoring emergency personnel, Chief Marshall will certainly be an asset for the City of ... Read More about Introducing New Fire Chief: Russell Marshall
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10 Aug

Help Put An End To Vandalism In Athens

When they hear the word “vandalism,” most people immediately think of graffiti, but there are many other forms of vandalism, and they are all a detriment to society. Graffiti is a common form of vandalism and is sometimes mistaken for urban street art. The difference between ... Read More about Help Put An End To Vandalism In Athens

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