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Athens is a village in Greene County, New York The population was 1,668 at the 2010 census. The village is named after the classical city of Athens. It is in the eastern part of the town of Athens, across the Hudson River from the city of Hudson. First settled in the late 17th century, Athens became a thriving hub for shipbuilding, brick making and ice harvesting. Today, Athens is known for its charming architecture, welcoming community and restaurants, and annual festivals. Some popular attractions include Olana State Historic Site, FASNY Museum of Firefighting, Thomas Cole National Historic Site, Hudson-Athens Lighthouse, Bronck Farm 13-Sided Barn, East Side Historic District and Claverack Free Library.

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Village of Athens

Athens, NY 12015