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Discover the Charming Hometown of Athens, TN. Nestled in the stunning Tennessee Valley, Athens is a picturesque town that exudes a welcoming atmosphere, hence its nickname, the “Friendly City”. The area is encompassed by magnificent mountains, streams, and outdoor wildlife that make it an ideal location for adventure enthusiasts. Athens is conveniently located halfway between Chattanooga and Knoxville, and just a 30-minute drive away from the Cherokee National Forest. The town has a rich history as an agricultural community, with dairy, beef, poultry, and tobacco farming remaining significant industries in the area.

  • Population: 14,225
  • Elevation: 860 ft
  • County: McMinn

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