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Watkins, Iowa

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The location of Watkins

Welcome to Watkins ...

Watkins is located in Benton County.

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

Watkins is 830 feet [253 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Watkins is within the boundaries of the (319) area code.

The ZIP code for Watkins: 52354<3>

Communities Also Named Watkins ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 26 communities that are also named Watkins - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas (2), Colorado (2), Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri (2), Montana (2), North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee (2), Texas (3), Virginia and West Virginia.

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

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 Watkins. 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 Watkins. 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 Watkins.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Watkins:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Watkins ...

Looking for more information about Watkins? 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.

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

Communities near Watkins ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Cedar Rapids   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the East (E) of Watkins

Located in Linn County

Hiawatha   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Watkins

Located in Linn County

Vinton   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the North (N) of Watkins

Williamsburg   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South (S) of Watkins

Located in Iowa County

Fairfax   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) of Watkins

Located in Linn County

Marengo   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Watkins

Located in Iowa County

Belle Plaine   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) of Watkins

Atkins   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Watkins

Walford   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of Watkins

Palo   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Watkins

Located in Linn County

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Iowa

About Benton County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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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.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Watkins - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>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 Watkins). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Watkins or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Watkins) 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 Watkins. 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 Watkins

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Watkins. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.8911, Longitude: -91.9863     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Watkins have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






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