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Athens, PA is a small community comprised of Athens Borough and Athens Township with a combined population of approximately 8,500. Athens, PA is located just south of Sayre, PA and the New York-Pennsylvania border in Bradford County, PA. Formerly named Tioga, Athens, PA is nestled between the Chemung and Susquehanna rivers where the two rivers converge at Tioga Point. Athens, PA is rich in history. Stephen Foster attended the former Athens Academy when he was fourteen years old. It is said that he composed "The Tioga Waltz" for a commencement ceremony held there. The underground railroad played a part in Athens, PA history and there is still a house standing in Athens, PA that was used for that purpose. Athens, PA has just about anything a small town would have; industries, farms, volunteer fire departments, shopping plazas and a local library-museum. Athens, PA remains a thriving community located at the gateway to the Southern Tier of New York's tourist rich region. Athens, PA can be accessed from Route 17 (soon to be I-86) from Exit 60, south on Route 220 and Exit 61, south on Route 199. Located within a one to two hour drive from a number of points of interest including; The Pennsylvania Grand Canyon, New York's Wine Country and Finger Lakes, Corning Glass, Ski Resorts, Scranton, PA, Binghamton, Corning, Elmira and Ithaca, NY and a number of fine Colleges and Universities, Athens, Pennsylvania is simply a great place to raise a family and lead a full and rewarding life.
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