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New Athens is a village in St. Clair County, Illinois, United States. Based upon common usage, the 'A' is always sounded with a long vowel, rather than a short vowel, by its residents, unlike the most commonly used English pronunciation of the city in Greece. The population was 2,054 at the 2010 census. New Athens sits on the Kaskaskia River and was originally called Athens. The village was laid out in 1836 and incorporated in 1866. The name change to New Athens came in 1868 after it was discovered there was already an Athens in another part of the state. The area is known for the water sports recreation, including annual boat races and fishing derby. It is also the home of the Peabody River King Conservation Area. The Village is the home of New Athens Community Unit School District #60 (NACUSD 60) - New Athens Township High School Yellow Jackets. The school website, provides additional resources and references. Since New Athens is in the Metro East area of St. Louis, it also has a place in the local brewery history. New Athens was home to Mound City Brewery until the 1950s. Baseball is a major sport in the area and the village has produced a number of athletes who have played professionally. One of the favorite sons is Whitey Herzog, a former Major League Baseball outfielder and manager. Other former major leaguers with New Athens ties include Larry Stahl, Mickey Haefner, Warren Hacker and Rich Hacker. New Athens is home to several churches, including St. Agatha Catholic Church, St. John United Church of Christ, St. Paul Lutheran Church, The United Methodist Church of New Athens, and First Baptist Church.

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New Athens in United States offers a unique experience to travellers. The nearest major city to New Athens is Saint Louis. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Saint Louis for its bountiful attractions like Gateway Arch, Saint Louis Zoo, City Museum on your trip to New Athens. Tour packages of New Athens are of 1 to 2 days duration.

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Facts and Stats for New Athens*

  • Living in New Athens - Quality of Life

    • Climate Index 74.03 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 1.28 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in New Athens

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in New Athens

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 28.33 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 71.33 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 33.5 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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