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The location of Atwood









Welcome to Atwood ...

Atwood is located in Logan County.

The location of Atwood has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From Place Names in Colorado,<2> the origin of Atwood is described as "Named by Victor Wilson, who brought a colony to here from Abilene, Kansas."

Atwood is 3,990 feet [1,216 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Atwood is ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Atwood lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Atwood is within the (970) area code.

The ZIP code for Atwood: 80722<4>

Communities near Atwood ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Atwood and not the distance if driven.<5>.

Community   2017<6>
Population
DirDistance
Buchanan - Historic   [Map]   ---   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Burdett - Historic   [Map]   ---   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Hillrose   [Map]   251   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Iliff   [Map]   263   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Merino   [Map]   281   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Messex   [Map]   ---   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]

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

Communities Also Named Atwood ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 26 communities that are also named Atwood - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, 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.

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 Atwood. 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 Atwood. 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 Atwood.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Atwood, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Atwood.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Colorado

About Logan County

About Colorado

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 Logan County: www.loganco.gov/

The official website for State of Colorado: https://www.colorado.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>The full book title is Place Names in Colorado: Why 700 Communities were so named, 150 of Spanish or Indian origin. See our References and Mentions section for Atwood.

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

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Atwood). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Atwood or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Atwood) 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 Atwood. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Atwood

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Atwood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.5478, Longitude: -103.2697     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Atwood 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 Atwood.

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