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Athens County, Ohio

US county information
NameAthens County
StateOhio
SeatAthens
Largest cityAthens
US Area
Total Area509 sq mi (1318.3 km2)
Land Area507 sq mi (1313.1 km2)
Water Area2 sq mi (5.2 km2)
Population64757 (2010)
Density47.5/km2 (123/sq mi)
Named forAthens, Greece
Time zoneEastern
Time zoneEastern: UTC-5/-4: -5/-4

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Athens County is a county located in the southeastern part of the state of Ohio, United States. It was formed in 1805 from Washington County. As of 2010, the population was 64,757. Its county seat is Athens . Because the original state university (Ohio University) was founded there in 1804, the town and the county were named for the ancient center of learning, Athens, Greece.

The Athens Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Athens County.


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