Athens County (Ohio)
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Athens County is in Southeast Ohio. The county seat is Athens. It is located at the confluence of the Hocking River and Ohio River at the unincorporated village of Hockingport in Athens County. The coal industry has declined dramatically, only Buckingham Coal is still mining in the county. Some active oil and natural gas wells are found in low numbers. Forestry is still a contribututor to the economy, both private and public operations. Part of the Wayne National Forest is located between Athens and Nelsonville with offices in Nelsonvillle.
SR 33 and SR 50 intersect at Athens. There is a small amount of frontage on the Ohio River at Hocking Port, the confluence of Hocking River the and the Ohio River