Athens, Alabama






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A Taste of Athens, Alabama

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT ATHENS?

  1. Athens is a city in Limestone County, Alabama, United States. As of the 2000 census, the population of the city is 18,967. According to the 2009 U.S. Census estimates, the city had a population of 24,234.

  2. Athens was the home of Governor George Houston, Alabama’s first post-Reconstruction Democratic governor from 1874 through 1878. Houston was noted for reducing the debts incurred to benefit private railroad speculators and others by his Reconstruction Republican predecessors. During Reconstruction, Athens was the home of the Trinity School, a school founded for the children of former slaves by the American Missionary Association.

  3. The median income for a household in the city of Athens was $33,980, and the median income for a family was $44,544.

Radio Stations
WJOU 90.1 FM Huntsville, AL Oakwood University Gospel Music
WJAB 90.9 FM Huntsville, AL Alabama A&M University Jazz
WEUZ 92.1 FM Minor Hill, TN Urban Contemporary
WVNN 92.5 FM Trinity, AL News/Talk
WYTK 93.9 FM Rogersville, AL Sports
WHRP 94.1 FM Gurley, AL Urban Contemporary
W238AD (WEUZ) 95.5 FM Trinity, AL Urban Contemporary
WQXD (LPFM) 97.9 FM Athens, AL Gospel Music
WWFA 102.7 FM Saint Florian, AL Top-40
WEUP 103.1 FM Moulton, AL Hip Hop
WHWT 103.5 FM New Hope, AL Hip Hop
WZYP 104.3 FM Athens, AL Top-40

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Demographics of Athens, Alabama

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

77.72%

18.26%

0.40%

0.71%

4.86%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

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Famous Blacks from Athens, Alabama

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Businesses in Athens, Alabama


A small percentage of the businesses listed on BlackCityInfo.com may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.


DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD

  1. Nancys Soul Food -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   15092 Brownsferry Athens, AL, 35611 (256) 232-2259

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CITY VIDEO CONNECTION


This is a slide show of Trinity High School located in Athens, Al. Which educated blacks from 1930 to 1970s and was the first school that instructed kindergarden for blacks.

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CHURCHES



  1. Church of God in Christ -  503 South Hine St. Athens, Alabama (256) 233-6122

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ANNUAL EVENTS



  1. Athens Dogwood Festival
    (April)   Location: Big Spring Memorial Park & other locations. Athens, Alabama (256) 233-8728  

    Activities throughout the month, including entertainment.


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SCHOOLS

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