Athens is not only a city but also the county seat. Located in the U.S. state of Ohio, Athens has a total area of about 22 sq. kms and is situated at an elevated height of about 720 ft. above the ground level. The University of Ohio is located here. Coal is an important source of livelihood for the locals. The city also hosts a few number of technology and manufacturing related businesses in the vicinity. In addition there are a number of hotels, restaurants, stores and bars. There are museums and a lot of cultural events are held here. This helps to attract a large number of tourists in the area. The local media is quite advanced and provide plenty of employment oppurtunities. The education sector is also an important source of employment in the area. Some nearby areas of Athens are a major source of various type of recreation activities facilitated by a number of parks around the area.
E. Cranston is a notable resident of Athens.