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Welcome to Athelstan ...

The city of Athelstan is located in Taylor County<1>.

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

Athelstan is 1,070 feet [326 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Communities Also Named Athelstan ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Athelstan - they are located in Arkansas, Missouri and Quebec.

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

Communities near Athelstan ...

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

  • Mount Ayr [Ringgold County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Ayr have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Ayr
    • Mount Ayr [Ringgold County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northeast of Athelstan
    • Estimated population in 2018: 1,643 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Ayr
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Ayr<5>
  • Bedford [Taylor County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bedford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bedford
    • Bedford [Taylor County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Athelstan
    • Estimated population in 2018: 1,400 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bedford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bedford<5>
  • Grant City [Worth County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grant City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grant City
    • Grant City [Worth County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the southeast of Athelstan
    • Estimated population in 2018: 803 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grant City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grant City<5>
  • Hopkins [Nodaway County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopkins have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopkins
    • Hopkins [Nodaway County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the west of Athelstan
    • Estimated population in 2018: 485 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopkins
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hopkins<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Ravenwood [Nodaway County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ravenwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ravenwood
      • Ravenwood [Nodaway County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Athelstan
      • Estimated population in 2018: 409 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ravenwood
    • Clearfield [Taylor County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clearfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clearfield
      • Clearfield [Taylor County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the north of Athelstan
      • Estimated population in 2018: 344 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clearfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clearfield<5>
    • Diagonal [Ringgold County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diagonal
      • Diagonal [Ringgold County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northeast of Athelstan
      • Estimated population in 2018: 321 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Diagonal
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Diagonal<5>
    • Blockton [Taylor County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blockton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blockton
      • Blockton [Taylor County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the northeast of Athelstan
      • Estimated population in 2018: 189 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blockton
    • Gravity [Taylor County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gravity have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gravity
      • Gravity [Taylor County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Athelstan
      • Estimated population in 2018: 184 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gravity
    • Sheridan [Worth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheridan
      • Sheridan [Worth County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the southwest of Athelstan
      • Estimated population in 2018: 183 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheridan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sheridan<5>

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 Athelstan. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Athelstan.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Athelstan. 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 Athelstan.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Athelstan ...

Looking for more information about Athelstan? 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 Athelstan, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Athelstan.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Iowa

About Taylor County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Iowa's counties, including Taylor, 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 Athelstan - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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- Athelstan) 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 Athelstan. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Athelstan

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Athelstan. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.5722, Longitude: -94.5375       In this case, the coordinates for Athelstan 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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