Other Names (also known as):
Former Name(s): Dixon's Corners (1780's); Bates Mills (1836-?); Farmersville; Athens (1888+)
Geographic*: Rear of Yonge and Escott Township, Leeds & Grenville United Counties
Municipal: Athens Township
Formerly in Leeds County
The first settler, John Dixon, arrived in 1784. The majority of early settlers were United Empire Loyalists.
Named for Athens, Greece
Source(s) of Information: Canadian Permanent Committee on Geographical Names. Gazetteer of Canada: Ontario. Ottawa, Committee by Surveys and Mapping Branch, Department of Energy, Mines and Resources, 1974. 9780660510002Mika, Nick & Helma. Places In Ontario: Volume I: A-E. Belleville, Mika Publishing Company, 1977. 0-919303-14-5
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