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Welcome to Attica ...

Attica is located in Marion County<1>.

Attica is 910 feet [277 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Adding Attica to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Attica 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 Attica was in the Sixth Biennial Report of the State Mine Inspectors, Two Years Ending June 30, 1893.

We also found Attica in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Communities Also Named Attica ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 11 communities that are also named Attica - they are located in Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas (2), Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Saskatchewan and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Attica ...

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

  • Oskaloosa [Mahaska County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oskaloosa
    • Oskaloosa [Mahaska County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the east of Attica
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,803 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oskaloosa
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oskaloosa<4>
  • Pella [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pella
    • Pella [Marion County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the northeast of Attica
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,266 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pella
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pella<4>
  • Knoxville [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knoxville
    • Knoxville [Marion County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the northwest of Attica
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,082 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knoxville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Knoxville<4>
  • Albia [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albia
    • Albia [Monroe County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the southeast of Attica
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,713 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Albia<4>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Pleasantville [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasantville
      • Pleasantville [Marion County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the northwest of Attica
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,714 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasantville have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasantville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pleasantville<4>
    • Melcher-Dallas [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Melcher-Dallas
      • Melcher-Dallas [Marion County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the west of Attica
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,236 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Melcher-Dallas have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Melcher-Dallas
    • Russell [Lucas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Russell
      • Russell [Lucas County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the southwest of Attica
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 531 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Russell have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Russell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Russell<4>
    • Lovilia [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lovilia
      • Lovilia [Monroe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the southeast of Attica
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 516 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lovilia have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lovilia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lovilia<4>
    • Beacon [Mahaska County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beacon
      • Beacon [Mahaska County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the east of Attica
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 488 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beacon
    • Bussey [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bussey
      • Bussey [Marion County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the east of Attica
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 406 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bussey

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Attica ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Iowa

About Marion County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Attica. 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 Marion, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Attica - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>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- Attica) 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 Attica. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AtticaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Attica. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.2295, Longitude: -93.0186    
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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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