About Athens

Welcome to Athens

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 want the benefits of a smaller city and easy access to larger metro areas.

Athens at a Glance

  • Population: 12,811 (2016, U.S. Census Bureau)
  • County: Henderson
  • Zip Codes: 75751 and 75752
  • Area Codes: 903 and 430
  • Total Area: 17.0 square miles
  • Climate: Hot, humid summers and mild, cool winters
Government Offices within Athens:Henderson County
US Post Office
Texas Department of Public Safety (DL Office)
Municipal Utility District Athens Municipal Water Authority 
Legislative Representatives:Rep. Lance Gooden (Texas House of Representatives)
Sen. Robert Nichols (Texas Senate)
Rep. Jeb Hensarling (U.S. House of Representatives)
Sen. John Cornyn (U.S. Senate)
Sen. Ted Cruz (U.S. Senate)
Public Schools:

Athens Independent School District

  • Athens High School
  • Athens Middle School
  • Bel Air Elementary School
  • Central Athens Elementary School
  • South Athens Elementary School
Higher Education:Trinity Valley Community College
Public Library:Henderson County Library
Print News:Athens Daily Review
Online News: Athens Daily Review
Henderson County Now
Phone/Cable/Internet:

Suddenlink
CenturyLink
One Ring Networks

Natural Gas:Atmos Energy
Electricity:For a list of retail electric providers in your area, visit the Power to Choose website.
If you have questions about how to choose a retail electric provider, call (866) 797-4839.

More Information

For more information, contact:

Athens City Hall
508 E. Tyler Street
Athens, TX  75751

(903) 675-5131