Athens is a borough in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, United States, located two miles (3 km) south of the New York state line on the Susquehanna and Chemung rivers. Population in 1900, 3,749; and in 1910, 3,796. The population was 3,415 at the 2000 census. Athens is in a small area locally known as ‘The Valley,’ a group of four contiguous communities in Pennsylvania and New York: Waverly, NY; South Waverly, PA; Sayre, PA; and Athens. The Valley has a population near 30,000.
In September 2011, Athens was heavily damaged by river flooding from Tropical Storm Lee. Much of Athens was under water, with the most damage in the downtown area along the river. Damage in nearby Tioga County, New York was estimated at $100 million.
The Athens Historic District, Protection of the Flag Monument, Spalding Memorial Library-Tioga Point Museum, and Bridge in Athens Township are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Athens Historic District, also known as Tioga Point Historic District, is a national historic district located at Athens, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. The district includes 97 contributing buildings and 1 contributing site in a primarily residential area of Athens. The buildings date between about 1801 and 1935, and include notable examples of vernacular and high style Greek Revival and Queen Anne style architecture. Also located in the district are the First Presbyterian Church (1881), Trinity Episcopal Church (1860-1861), and Riverside Cemetery / Old Athens Cemetery. Located in the district and separately listed are the Protection of the Flag Monument and Spalding Memorial Library-Tioga Point Museum.
It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2004.