Athens is a small town of Mercer county in the U.S. state of West Virginia. With a total area of about 1.2 sq. kms., Athens is elevated at a height of about 2590 ft. above the ground level. The University of Concord is located here. So is Bluefield, the WV-VA Micropolitan Area. Most of the local inhabitants are primarily engaged with the local education and the tourism sector. Some are also involved with agriculture and other related activities.