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Welcome to Athens

Home of the original hamburger

80 fun years!

The Fiddler on the Square

On the square

Henderson County Courthouse

welcome to our backyard

Are you growing tired of the hustle and bustle of today's work a day world - spending hours each week sitting in your car just trying to get to work to spend all day staring at the same laptop screen, catapulting yourself towards carpal tunnel and old age? Well, you're not alone! And lucky for you, the folks of Athens, TX have just the cure!

Athens has the charm of a small southern town while still retaining many of the qualities of a larger city. It's only a short drive from Dallas making it the perfect getaway for the casual traveler and outdoor enthusiasts alike who consider the surrounding countryside and lakes the perfect playground for their outdoor activities.

While progress is evident everywhere, Athens embraces its heritage and celebrates its colorful past. Athens is nationally acknowledged as "The Home of Original Hamburger" and is also home to the Annual Texas Fiddlers Contest and Reunion, the oldest such event in the U.S.

When you're ready to leave bright lights and honking horns behind, come to Athens and enjoy the fireflies and crickets - for a weekend, or longer.

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Learn about retiring in Athens, Texas

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Open May through October twice a week

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Haunted Trail at the East...

Oct 21 2014

The Haunted Trail will take place Oct. 21-24 at the East Texas Arboretum. Be very afraid!

Athens Farmer's Market - ...

Oct 22 2014

The Athens Farmer's Market believes that small, local farms and businesses are essential to the local economy,...

All Those Musicals - 2nd ...

Oct 23 2014

All Those Musicals: 50 Year Musical Revue from the Henderson County Performing Arts Center.

A 7-time PRCA Stock Contractor of the Year calls Athens home.

The Bush-Wofford home at the East Texas Arboretum was one of the first homes in Henderson County

Since early Egyptian times, black-eyed peas have been eaten for good luck.