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Athens, Texas

Athens, Texas
Full nameAthens, Texas
Official nameAthens, Texas
Settlement typeCity
CountryUS United States
City CouncilMayor Randy Daniel
Jerry Don Vaught
Carol Barton
Carroll Maberry
Elaine Jenkins
City ManagerPam J. Burton
Total Area17.0 sq mi (44 km2)
Land Area14.6 sq mi (37.8 km2)
Water Area2.4 sq mi (6.2 km2)
Elevation489 ft (149 m)
Total Population12458 (2006)
Density (pop.)298.3/km2 (772.8/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
- Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes75751-75752
Area code430, 903
FIPS code48-04504 
GNIS feature ID1329816 

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Athens is a city in Henderson County, Texas, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 12,710. It is the county seat of Henderson County . According to the Texas Legislature, Athens is the "Original Home of the Hamburger". The city also calls itself the "Black-Eyed Pea Capital of the World." Athens was selected as one of the first 'Certified Retirement Communities' in Texas.

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