Place:New Athens, Harrison, Ohio, United States

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NameNew Athens
Alt namesAthenssource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS39012678
TypeVillage
Coordinates40.184°N 80.995°W
Located inHarrison, Ohio, United States
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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New Athens (pronounced ) is a village in Harrison County, Ohio, United States. The population was 320 at the 2010 census.

During Morgan's Raid, a decisive Union victory in the Civil War in 1863, Confederate Brid. Gen. John Hunt Morgan traveled through the Moorefield, Harrisville, New Athens, Smithfield, New Alexandria, Wintersville, Two Ridge, Richmond, East Springfield, Bergholz, and Monroeville on his way to defeat at the Battle of Salineville.

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