The Town of Athens is located at the eastern end of Greene County, and was established on February 25th, 1815. Portions of the Towns of Catskill and Coxsackie were used to form the Town of Athens. The town has since developed a rich heritage with diverse architecture spanning over three centuries.
After the bridge went up in 1935, the need for the ferry was eliminated and it closed in 1947. Athens’ layout and architecture have remained essentially the same since its heyday in the late 19th century. It has more than 300 buildings on national and state historic registers and has the feel of a living museum of American architecture, with examples of many of the predominant styles of the 18th and 19th centuries, including Federal, Greek Revival, Italianate, Stick, Second Empire, Folk Victorian and Queen Anne.
The small and friendly community is made up of an eclectic group of artisans, business people, and families who all enjoy the beauty of this historic area and the essence of small town life. To visit the Village of Athens website and learn more about the Village, please click here.
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To view the Town of Athens Code online, please click here.
Town of Athens
2 First Street
Athens, NY 12015
There are many ways for young and old alike to be entertained in the Town of Athens. We invite you to explore all Athens has to offer from history and legend to fun and outdoor adventure.
The ideal vantage point for admiring the vistas of the Hudson,Athens’ Riverfront Park has something for everyone.
Information on local business owners who provide professional services and more
No visit to Athens would be complete without seeing the historical landmark, the northernmost of the seven remaining lighthouses on the Hudson River.
Culture & Festivals
The Town of Athens pulls out all the stops for its annual Street Festival and offers cultural and educational activities year round at the Athens Cultural Center and Library.
Location and history of Athens Lower Village and Athens Brick Row historic districts.