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Welcome to Atkinson ...

The town of Atkinson is located in Henry County<1>.

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

The pronunciation of Atkinson: AT-kin-suhn<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Atkinson has a population of 967 people<4> (see below for details).

Atkinson was incorporated March 7, 1867.

The community of Atkinson is 640 feet [195 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

Atkinson is located in the (309) area code.

The ZIP code for Atkinson: 61235<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Atkinson had an population of 967 people. This is a decrease of 0.51% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.4% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Atkinson had a population of 972 people. This makes Atkinson the county's 7th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 972 people, the population of Atkinson decreased 2.9% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,001 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Atkinson.

Communities Also Named Atkinson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 16 communities that are also named Atkinson - they are located in Alabama, Georgia (2), Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Utah and Washington.

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

Communities near Atkinson ...

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

  • Kewanee [Henry County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kewanee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kewanee
    • Kewanee [Henry County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the south of Atkinson
    • Estimated population in 2018: 12,400 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kewanee
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kewanee<8>
  • Geneseo [Henry County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Geneseo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Geneseo
    • Geneseo [Henry County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the west of Atkinson
    • Estimated population in 2018: 6,514 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geneseo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Geneseo<8>
  • Colona [Henry County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colona have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colona
    • Colona [Henry County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the west of Atkinson
    • Estimated population in 2018: 5,125 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colona
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colona<8>
  • Green Rock [Henry County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Rock
    • Green Rock [Henry County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the west of Atkinson
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Rock
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Galva [Henry County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Galva have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Galva
      • Galva [Henry County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the south of Atkinson
      • Estimated population in 2018: 2,485 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galva
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Galva<8>
    • Cambridge [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cambridge
      • Cambridge [Henry County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the southwest of Atkinson
      • Estimated population in 2018: 2,087 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cambridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cambridge<8>
    • Prophetstown [Whiteside County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prophetstown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prophetstown
      • Prophetstown [Whiteside County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the north of Atkinson
      • Estimated population in 2018: 1,956 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prophetstown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Prophetstown<8>
    • Orion [Henry County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orion
      • Orion [Henry County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the west of Atkinson
      • Estimated population in 2018: 1,797 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orion
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orion<8>
    • Erie [Whiteside County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Erie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erie
      • Erie [Whiteside County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the north of Atkinson
      • Estimated population in 2018: 1,517 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Erie<8>
    • Sheffield [Bureau County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sheffield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheffield
      • Sheffield [Bureau County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the east of Atkinson
      • Estimated population in 2018: 872 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheffield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sheffield<8>

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Atkinson. Our list includes 7 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Atkinson.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Atkinson ...

Looking for more information about Atkinson? 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 Atkinson, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Atkinson.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Henry County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Henry County: www.henrycty.com/

The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including Henry, 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 pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Atkinson. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Atkinson.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Atkinson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>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 town (such as Atkinson). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Atkinson or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>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 from Point A (ie- Atkinson) 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 Atkinson. 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 Atkinson

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Atkinson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.4159, Longitude: -90.0103       In this case, the coordinates for Atkinson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>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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