Athens was so named because it was expected to become the cultural center of the state, as was its namesake in Greece. The city is southeast of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. According to Texas historian Frank X. Tolbert, the hamburger originated here, served by Fletcher Davis in his diner.
The Athens Old Fiddlers' Reunion held in May, is the longest-running event of its kind in the U.S.
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