Historical Marker Tour

Athens County has a rich history. Formed in 1805 from part of Washington County, Athens County has experienced coal mining, pioneering education and so much more. Some of this history has been recorded on Historical Markers. These markers tell us stories from the past. They commemorate specific sites, events and sometimes even people. There are nine Ohio Historical Society Historical Markers and several privately erected markers in Athens County. This driving tour will take you to all of them. We hope you enjoy discovering the unique history of Athens County.

These directions will take you to each of Athens Counties Historic Marker.

For more information about Athens County History, visit the Athens County Historical Society and Museum, located at 65 N. Court St. or check out www.athenshistory.org.

For more information about Ohio Historical Markers, visit www.remarkableohio.org.

The Historic College Green at Ohio University

Just visiting Ohio University? Whether you’re in for a quick stop or a longer stay you’ll find plenty to see and do on the historic campus known by any who’ve walked its hallowed grounds as one of the most beautiful universities in the nation.

Historical Marker Tour

Get to know Athens from a more historical standpoint, it won’t take long to understand why the locals refuse to leave.