Welcome to the Town of Athens

Bandstand in the Town of Athens, Maine.

The Town of Athens, Maine will be 220 Years Old in 2024.

2023 Town Meeting Warrant

2023 Annual Town Report

Our History

Athens is located in the Wesserunsett Valley. Wesserunsett Stream is the seventh largest tributary of the Kennebec River.

Athens is located in Somerset County and was incorporated on March 7, 1804, when Maine was still part of Massachusetts. Most of the early settlers of European descent in Athens were Revolutionary War soldiers. In 1821 the town annexed land from Hartland, and later from Brighton in 1838 and 1862.

The main village in the town is north of Skowhegan following Route 150 to the junction with state routes 43 and 151. It is located at the fork of the East and West branches of Wesserunsett Stream, which joins the Kennebec River just below Skowhegan. The 110-year-old Grange Hall is in the middle of the village. The Town Office is located in the Somerset Academy, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Town Office and Historical Society, Town of Athens, Maine.
Athens Town Office and Historical Society