DescriptionAthens is best known as the home of Ohio University, which was founded in 1804. It was the first public institution for higher learning in the Northwest Territory, and there are now more than 17,000 undergraduate students enrolled. Guided tours of the university campus can be arranged by phoning the admissions office at (740) 593-4100.
Visitor InfoAthens County Convention and Visitors Bureau 667 E. State St. ATHENS, OH 45701. Phone:(740)592-1819 or (800)878-9767
Things to SeeAthens County Historical Society & Museum