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, Athens Scuba Park 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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Upcoming Events

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

11 Jan

City of Athens Collection Station to Close

At their Monday, January 8, 2018, meeting, the Athens City Council voted to close the city’s collection station.  This decision was made in concern of the cost to maintain and operate the facility, the regulatory liability that comes with maintaining the facility, and the recognition ... Read More about City of Athens Collection Station to Close
09 Jan

Mayor and Council Honor Joe Whatley for His Service to the City Council

After three and a half years of service, on December 15, 2017, Councilman Joe Whatley officially announced his resignation from the Athens City Council. On January 8, 2018, during a regularly scheduled City Council meeting, Mayor Monte Montgomery and Council thanked him for his faithful ... Read More about Mayor and Council Honor Joe Whatley for His Service to the City Council

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