New Athens, Ohio

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New Athens (pronounced AY-thenz) is a village in Harrison County, Ohio, United States. The population was 342 at the 2000 census.

During Morgan's Raid, a decisive Union victory in the Civil War in 1863, Confederate Brid. Gen. John Hunt Morgan traveled through the Moorefield, Harrisville, New Athens, Smithfield, New Alexandria, Wintersville, Two Ridge, Richmond, East Springfield, Bergholz, and Monroeville on his way to defeat at the Battle of Salineville.



New Athens is located at 40°11′4″N 80°59′43″W / 40.18444°N 80.99528°W / 40.18444; -80.99528 (40.184401, -80.995196)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 342 people, 135 households, and 100 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,210.1 people per square mile (471.6/km²). There were 144 housing units at an average density of 509.5/sq mi (198.6/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.83% White, 0.29% African American, and 0.88% from two or more races.

There were 135 households out of which 26.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.0% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.2% were non-families. 21.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the village the population was spread out with 21.6% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 18.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 82.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.7 males.

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