|Elevation||207 ft (63 m)|
Athlone is an unincorporated community in Merced County, California. It is located on the Southern Pacific Railroad 6 miles (9.7 km) west-southwest of Le Grand, at an elevation of 207 feet (63 m).
A post office was operated in Athlone from 1881 to 1905, with a closure during part of 1901, from 1906 to 1909, and from 1914 to 1937.
Athlone was named after the Irish town of the same name, in County Westmeath Ireland.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Athlone, California
- Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 741. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
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