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Welcome to Atwood ...

Atwood is located in Logan County<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 elevation 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>

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 in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Atwood in the The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States (Second Edition).

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 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.

Communities near Atwood ...

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

  • Sterling [Logan County]
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    • Sterling [Logan County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Atwood
    • Estimated population in 2019: 14,495 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sterling have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sterling
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sterling<7>
  • Merino [Logan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merino
    • Merino [Logan County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Atwood
    • Estimated population in 2019: 281 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merino
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Merino<7>
  • Iliff [Logan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iliff
    • Iliff [Logan County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Atwood
    • Estimated population in 2019: 268 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iliff
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Iliff<7>
  • Messex [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Messex
    • Messex [Washington County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Atwood
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Padroni [Logan County]
    • Buchanan [Logan County] - Historic
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      • Buchanan [Logan County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the north of Atwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buchanan have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Burdett [Washington County] - Historic
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      • Burdett [Washington County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the southeast of Atwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burdett have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hillrose [Morgan County]
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      • Hillrose [Morgan County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the southwest of Atwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 260 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillrose have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillrose
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hillrose<7>
    • Stoneham [Weld County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stoneham
      • Stoneham [Weld County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<5> to the west of Atwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stoneham have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stoneham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stoneham<7>
    • Snyder [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snyder
      • Snyder [Morgan County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Atwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snyder have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snyder
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Snyder<7>

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.

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.

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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 Logan County: www.loganco.gov/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Colorado's counties, including Logan, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Atwood - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Atwood. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AtwoodOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Atwood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.5480, Longitude: -103.2696    
<6>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.
<7>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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