Athens is a picturesque southern town nestled in the rolling hills of east Tennessee. The courthouse square sits in the center of the downtown area surrounded by churches, a college and a variety of family-owned shops, businesses and restaurants.  Since its founding in 1822, Athens has seen many eras of development still visible in the interesting mix of architectural styles.  The charm of the past and the personal service and hospitality of today make Athens a very special place to visit or call home.