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First Presbyterian Church of Athens is located in the heart of Athens, GA, adjacent to the downtown Post Office and across the street from City Hall.

The following below indicates our exact location at 185 E Hancock Ave. You may also call the church office at the number listed at the bottom of this page and we will be happy to assist you.

 

 

Directions from I-85 via US-441 (and points NORTH and EAST):

  1. Take the US-441/GA-15 exit, EXIT 149, toward COMMERCE/HOMER/BANKS CROSSING. (go 0.2 miles)
  2. Turn LEFT onto US-441/GA-15/US-441 S. Continue to follow US-441 S/GA-15 S. (go 21.5 miles)
  3. Stay STRAIGHT to go onto DR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR PKWY. (go 0.9 miles)
  4. Turn RIGHT onto NORTH AVE. (go 0.3 miles)
  5. NORTH AVE becomes E DOUGHERTY ST. (go 0.2 miles)
  6. Turn LEFT onto COLLEGE AVE. (go 0.1 miles)
  7. Turn RIGHT onto E HANCOCK AVE. (go 0.0 miles)
  8. 185 E HANCOCK AVE is on the RIGHT. (go 0.0 miles)

Directions from Jefferson, GA (and points NORTHWEST):

  1. Follow US-129 BR/GA-15 ALT towards ATHENS.
  2. Turn RIGHT to stay on US-129 BR/GA-15 ALT. (go 0.0 miles)
  3. Turn LEFT onto US-129 S/ATHENS HWY/GA-15 ALT S/MAJOR DAMON J GAUSE BYP. Continue to follow GA-15 ALT S. (go 14.0 miles)
  4. Stay STRAIGHT to go onto PRINCE AVE. (go 0.6 miles)
  5. PRINCE AVE becomes W DOUGHERTY ST. (go 0.3 miles)
  6. Turn RIGHT onto COLLEGE AVE. (go 0.1 miles)
  7. Turn RIGHT onto E HANCOCK AVE. (go 0.0 miles)
  8. 185 E HANCOCK AVE is on the RIGHT. (go 0.0 miles)

Directions from Winder, Lawrenceville, and Atlanta GA (and points WEST):

  1. Merge onto I-75 N/I-85 N/GA-401 N/GA-403 N from DOWNTOWN ATLANTA. (go 3.3 miles)
  2. Keep LEFT to take I-85 N/GA-403 N via EXIT 251 toward GA-400/GREENVILLE. (go 20.1 miles)
  3. Merge onto GA-316 E via EXIT 105 toward LAWRENCEVILLE/ATHENS. (go 40.8 miles)
  4. Merge onto US-29 N/US-78 E toward UNIV OF GEORGIA/LEXINGTON/HARTWELL. (go 6.6 miles)
  5. Take the US-78 E/GA-10/OCONEE ST exit, EXIT 8, toward US-78-BR W/LEXINGTON RD. (go 0.4 miles)
  6. Turn LEFT onto US-78/OCONEE ST/GA-10. Continue to follow GA-10. (go 1.6 miles)
  7. Turn RIGHT onto N LUMPKIN ST. (go 0.2 miles)
  8. Turn RIGHT onto E HANCOCK AVE. (go 0.0 miles)
  9. 185 E HANCOCK AVE is on the LEFT. (go 0.0 miles)

Directions from Watkinsville and Madison GA (and points SOUTH):

  1. Follow US-129/US-278/US-441/GA-12/GA-24 from DOWNTOWN MADISON.
  2. Turn LEFT onto US-129/US-441/GA-24/ATHENS HWY. Continue to follow US-129 N/US-441 N. (go 22.6 miles)
  3. Merge onto US-129 N/US-441 N/US-78 E/US-29 N. (go 3.6 miles)
  4. Take the US-78 E/GA-10/OCONEE ST exit, EXIT 8, toward US-78-BR W/LEXINGTON RD. (go 0.4 miles)
  5. Turn LEFT onto US-78/OCONEE ST/GA-10. Continue to follow GA-10. (go 1.6 miles)
  6. Turn RIGHT onto N LUMPKIN ST. (go 0.2 miles)
  7. Turn RIGHT onto E HANCOCK AVE. (go 0.0 miles)
  8. 185 E HANCOCK AVE is on the LEFT. (go 0.0 miles)

Directions from Lexington and Washington, GA (and points EAST and SOUTHEAST):

  1. From DOWNTOWN LEXINGTON, follow GA-10 W towards ATHENS. (go 42.1 miles)
  2. Turn RIGHT onto N LUMPKIN ST. (go 0.2 miles)
  3. Turn RIGHT onto E HANCOCK AVE. (go 0.0 miles)
  4. 185 E HANCOCK AVE is on the LEFT. (go 0.0 miles)

Parking:

As with many downtown churches, parking can be a challenge. We are fortunate to have a number of sizable parking lots close to our church, all of which are free to park in on Sundays (this includes City of Athens Parking Decks).

Click here for a parking map, including First Presbyterian Church overflow parking.