Athens County, Ohio

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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 2000, the population was 62,223. Its county seat is Athens[2]. 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.[3]

The Athens Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Athens County.




According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 509 square miles (1,318.3 km2).507 square miles (1,313.1 km2) is land and 2 square miles (5.2 km2) (0.35%) is water.

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