athena cemetery
There are echoes of Echo in this verdant rectangle among the golden wheat fields surrounding the town. Here and there an overly ornate monument, apropos to the classically named town, enlivens this farm community cemetery which rests on a slight rise above the town. There’s a larger than expected collection of Woodman of the World monuments here in uncommon styles, including a reproduction of a similar design found in the nearby Helix Cemetery. Probably 4 - 5 acres strung out in a narrow swath alongside the road.


Athena lies immediately to the west of Hwy. 11 as it runs north from Pendleton. The northernmost street in the village is Sherman. The cemetery lies on the south side of W. Sherman St., which on that side of town is also known as Cemetery Rd.
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