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Atwood, Illinois

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Welcome to Atwood ...

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

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

The pronunciation of Atwood: AT-wood<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Atwood has a population of 1,182 people<3> (see below for details).

Atwood is 660 feet [201 m] above sea level.<4>.

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).

The area code for Atwood: (217)

The ZIP code for Atwood: 61913<5>

Population Details ...

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).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Atwood had an population of 1,182 people. This is a decrease of 3.43% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.37% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Atwood ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Atwood and not the distance if you are going to drive.<6>.

Community   2017
Arcola   [Map]   2,882   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Arthur   [Map]   2,253   S   5 miles [8 km]
Bement   [Map]   1,684   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Bethany   [Map]   1,275   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Cerro Gordo   [Map]   1,339   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Monticello   [Map]   5,555   N   17 miles [27.4 km]

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

See 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 Atwood. 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 Atwood. 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 Atwood.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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 ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for 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:

The official website for State of Illinois:

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.

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<2>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.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Atwood.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Atwood - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>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).

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<6>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 for your convenience: 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     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Atwood have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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