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Welcome to Atwood ...

The village of Atwood is primarily located in Piatt County<1>. A portion of Atwood extends into Douglas County.

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

The pronunciation of Atwood: AT-wood<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Atwood has a population of 1,158 people<4> (see below for details).

Atwood is 660 feet [201 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

Note: If you travel east from Atwood (for example, toward Dana (IN)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Atwood is within the boundaries of the (217) area code.

The ZIP code for Atwood: 61913<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Atwood had an population of 1,158 people. This is a decrease of 5.39% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.23% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Atwood had a population of 1,224 people (which is 7.32% of the total population of Piatt County). This makes Atwood the county's 4th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,224 people, the population of Atwood decreased 5.12% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,290 people).

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

Communities Also Named Atwood ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 26 communities that are also named Atwood - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Atwood ...

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

  • Monticello [Piatt County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monticello have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monticello
    • Monticello [Piatt County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the north of Atwood
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,534 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monticello
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monticello<8>
  • Sullivan [Moultrie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sullivan
    • Sullivan [Moultrie County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the southwest of Atwood
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,433 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sullivan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sullivan<8>
  • Tuscola [Douglas County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tuscola have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuscola
    • Tuscola [Douglas County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the east of Atwood
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,363 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuscola
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tuscola<8>
  • Tolono [Champaign County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tolono have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tolono
    • Tolono [Champaign County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the northeast of Atwood
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,392 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tolono
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tolono<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Arcola [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arcola
      • Arcola [Douglas County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the southeast of Atwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,831 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcola
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arcola<8>
    • Villa Grove [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Villa Grove
      • Villa Grove [Douglas County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the east of Atwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,418 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Villa Grove
    • Arthur [Douglas County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arthur have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arthur
      • Arthur [Douglas County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<7> to the south of Atwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,200 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arthur
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arthur<8>
    • Bement [Piatt County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bement have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bement
      • Bement [Piatt County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the northwest of Atwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,667 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bement
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bement<8>
    • Cerro Gordo [Piatt County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cerro Gordo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cerro Gordo
      • Cerro Gordo [Piatt County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the northwest of Atwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,347 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cerro Gordo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cerro Gordo<8>
    • Bethany [Moultrie County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethany have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethany
      • Bethany [Moultrie County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the southwest of Atwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,239 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bethany<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 Atwood. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Atwood.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Atwood ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Illinois

About Piatt County

About Illinois

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Piatt County: www.piattcounty.org/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including Piatt, 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 Atwood. 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 Atwood.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Atwood - 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 village (such as Atwood). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Atwood 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Atwood) 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 Atwood. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Atwood

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Atwood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.7995, Longitude: -88.4625       In this case, the coordinates for Atwood 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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