Only 12 miles from The Bluffs is Athens, TX-which has historic flavor with brick storefronts and a beautiful
courthouse that speak of the history and the center of seasonal festivals. The square is full of
activity with businesses surrounding the courthouse, just as it did in the early years. Athens has an interesting
history. It was the home of Fletcher Davis, the inventor of the Hamburger as well as the Black-Eyed Pea
capitol of the world.
Athens is the recipient of the "shining Star Award" as a hard working rural community
and as a "certified retirement community" by the Texas Department of Agriculture. It has the aura of a small
town yet is close enough to enjoy the offerings of big cities like Tyler 35 miles to the east and Dallas 75
miles to the northwest. Athens is surrounded by a number of lakes making it boaters's and fisherman's paradise.
East Texas Arboretum delights the nature lover and those who wish to hike the trails and the Texas Freshwater
Fisheries boasts 300,000 gallons of aquaria along with other exhibits at the fresh water fishing museum. Henderson
County Performing Arts Center provides a series of plays yearly and weekends find the Henderson County Fair
Complex holding an equestrian event. Trinity Valley Community College offers a wide range of
continuing education programs.
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