Community Overview

Athens, Texas located in Henderson County in rural East Texas is blessed with beautiful countryside that provides our residents and visitors with unlimited opportunities for outdoor recreations, peaceful living, great public and private education systems and the opportunity to participate in the many options for profitable work and business ventures.

East Texas Medical Center Athens is unchallenged as a committed medical center meeting the needs of the area with a recent expansion project that expanded it's emergency services, radiology, surgery, labor and delivery rooms. This expansion will help meet the area's growing population and eliminates the need for extended travel to receive superior medical  services.

Strategically located in East Texas and only about an hour southeast of Dallas on U.S. Hwy 175, Athens sits at the intersection of major travel routes. Traveling north  on Hwy 19 only 24 miles you will find Interstate 20 and looking at Hwy 31 West a short 32 miles you will find Interstate 45.  Union Pacific has main line service in Athens with an industrial service line. The Athens Municipal Airport serves the area with a 4000 foot runway and two Fixed Base Operators. Recieving inventory, shipping cargo or having visitors for events, family recreation, shopping or toruism - they are all easy travel from Athens.