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Atlas, Alabama

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Welcome to Atlas ...

So far, we have found very little information about Atlas. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Atlas to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Atlas, please Contact Us.

Atlas would have been located within present day Lauderdale County.

The location of Atlas has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Atlas is 720 feet [219 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: The area where Atlas was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Atlas would have been located in the (256) and (938)<4> area codes.

Communities near Atlas ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance as if you drove.<5>.

Community   2017<6>
Florence   [Map]   39,852   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Killen   [Map]   972   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
Muscle Shoals   [Map]   14,022   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Rogersville   [Map]   1,230   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Sheffield   [Map]   8,930   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Town Creek   [Map]   1,051   S   17 miles [27.4 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Atlas.

Communities Also Named Atlas ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 14 communities that are also named Atlas - they are located in California, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio (2), Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Atlas.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Atlas. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Atlas. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Atlas.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Atlas:

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Lauderdale County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Atlas, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Atlas - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Atlas) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Atlas. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Atlas

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Atlas. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9120, Longitude: -87.5089     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Atlas have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<6>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Atlas.

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