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Welcome to Atwater ...

Atwater is located in Macoupin County<1>.

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

The pronunciation of Atwater: AT-wah-ter<3>

Atwater is 630 feet [192 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Communities Also Named Atwater ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 9 communities that are also named Atwater - they are located in California (2), Georgia, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Saskatchewan and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Atwater ...

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

  • Litchfield [Montgomery County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Litchfield
    • Litchfield [Montgomery County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the south of Atwater
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,715 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Litchfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Litchfield<6>
  • Hillsboro [Montgomery County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillsboro
    • Hillsboro [Montgomery County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Atwater
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,970 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillsboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hillsboro<6>
  • Carlinville [Macoupin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carlinville
    • Carlinville [Macoupin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Atwater
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,481 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carlinville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carlinville<6>
  • Auburn [Sangamon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Auburn
    • Auburn [Sangamon County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Atwater
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,623 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Auburn
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Auburn<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Virden [Macoupin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virden
      • Virden [Macoupin County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of Atwater
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,330 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Virden<6>
    • Gillespie [Macoupin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gillespie
      • Gillespie [Macoupin County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the south of Atwater
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,088 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gillespie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gillespie<6>
    • Pawnee [Sangamon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pawnee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pawnee
      • Pawnee [Sangamon County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Atwater
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,640 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pawnee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pawnee<6>
    • Girard [Macoupin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Girard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Girard
      • Girard [Macoupin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the north of Atwater
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,000 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Girard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Girard<6>
    • Mount Olive [Macoupin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Olive have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Olive
      • Mount Olive [Macoupin County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Atwater
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,939 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Olive<6>
    • Benld [Macoupin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Benld have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Benld
      • Benld [Macoupin County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Atwater
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,422 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benld
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Benld<6>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Atwater ...

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including Macoupin, 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 Atwater. 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Atwater - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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- Atwater) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Atwater. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3328, Longitude: -89.7251       In this case, the coordinates for Atwater have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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