Live and work in Athens Texas

Panel Image: Cain Center 3Athens, Texas is a diverse and growing city that has it all. 

In and within easy reach of Athens you will find stunning scenery, beautiful lakes including Lake Athens and Cedar Creek Lake, timeless woodlands, historic charm, and a thriving small businesses community.  There's far more to Athens than our history and small town charm however.  Our expanding modern distribution, medical, telecommunications and manufacturing industries rival those of metropolitan cities, in particular the medical industry.

Athens is host to some fabulous venues such as the East Texas Arboretum, Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center, the Henderson County Fair Park, the Athens Country Club and the Cain Center and 85 acre Cain Park to name a few.  At the heart of Athens is downtown and the square, which retains its charm with many active small businesses using historical buildings surrounding the beautiful courthouse.

Panel Image: Country Club 2You’ll find this and so much more in this East Texas treasure trove.

Athens is the Henderson County Seat and is located within convenient reach of Dallas, just 75 miles to the northwest and Tyler just 35 miles to the east. 

Visit the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

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Housed in the historical Faulk-Gauntt Building

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Check out the events calendar!

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Butterfly Gardens From th...

Oct 17 2017

How to go from a grassy front yard to a butterfly haven! Presentation by Henderson County Master Gardener, Jan...

Gardening The Easy Way

Oct 26 2017

FREE Fall Conference. See event description for details!