Downtown Athens

Address: Athens, TN
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Established as the McMinn County Seat in 1823, Athens has seen many changes, yet much remains the same, especially around the old courthouse square. The downtown area offers art, specialty shops, mom ‘n’ pop restaurants, a farmers market and history tied to national events.


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