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Welcome to Atwood ...

Atwood is located in Franklin County<1>.

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

Atwood was established in 1898.

Atwood is 740 feet [226 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Atwood lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Adding Atwood to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Atwood in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Atwood was on a map titled Map of Alabama (from Rand McNally, 1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Atwood on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Atwood ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 26 communities that are also named Atwood - they are located in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia (2), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Atwood ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Atwood.

  • Russellville [Franklin County]
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    • Russellville [Franklin County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northeast of Atwood
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,737 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Russellville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Russellville<5>
  • Hamilton [Marion County]
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    • Hamilton [Marion County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the south of Atwood
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,606 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hamilton<5>
  • Red Bay [Franklin County]
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    • Red Bay [Franklin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the northwest of Atwood
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,085 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Bay
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Red Bay<5>
  • Belmont [Tishomingo County]
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    • Belmont [Tishomingo County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the northwest of Atwood
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,988 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belmont
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belmont<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Hackleburg [Marion County]
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      • Hackleburg [Marion County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the southeast of Atwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,258 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hackleburg
    • Phil Campbell [Franklin County]
    • Bear Creek [Marion County]
    • Tremont [Itawamba County]
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      • Tremont [Itawamba County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the southwest of Atwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 463 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tremont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tremont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tremont<5>
    • Weston [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weston
      • Weston [Marion County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the south of Atwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weston
    • Vina [Franklin County]
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      • Vina [Franklin County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<4> to the west of Atwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 356 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vina have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vina

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Atwood. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Atwood.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Atwood. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Atwood.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Atwood. See our Newspapers Page for Atwood.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Atwood ...

Looking for more information about Atwood? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Atwood, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Atwood.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Atwood. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Franklin, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Atwood - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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- Atwood) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Atwood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3607, Longitude: -87.9950       In this case, the coordinates for Atwood have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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