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Athens Township

 
Township Clerk
130 E. Burr Oak
Athens, MI   49011
269-729-5305
Athens Village Office
129 E. Burr Oak
Athens, MI   49011
269-729-5515
Funeral Homes
Spencer Funeral Home
310 S. Capitol
Athens, MI  269-729-4100
Cemeteries
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Athens Area Historical Society
101-103 South Capital, PO Box 22, Athens, MI 49011-0022
Judi Henckel, (269) 986-2689
Library
Athens Community Library
106 East Burr Oak St.
PO Box 216
Athens, MI   49011
269-729-4479
 

Brief History of Athens   

In 1831, Isaac Crossett and six others were the first settlers here. The name came from the town of Athens (Greene Co), NY where many early settlers were from. The township was organized in 1835. Some early officers were Benjamin F. Ferris (clerk), H. C. Hurd (justice of the peace), and Franklin C. Watkins (treasurer).

 

Survey Agreement

Interesting early document from Athens, which was also known as Dry Prairie, agreeing to pay for the surveying and platting of the land.