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Welcome to Atkinson ...

Atkinson is located in Benton County<1>.

Atkinson is 770 feet [235 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Atkinson lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel west from Atkinson (for example, toward Wellington (IL)), you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Atkinson lies within the (765) area code.

Adding Atkinson to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Atkinson in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Atkinson was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Atkinson on a map titled .

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Atkinson on our Genealogy Page.

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), Illinois, 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.

  • West Lafayette [Tippecanoe County]
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    • West Lafayette [Tippecanoe County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the east of Atkinson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 50,996 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Lafayette have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Lafayette
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Lafayette<5>
  • Attica [Fountain County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Attica
    • Attica [Fountain County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the south of Atkinson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,241 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Attica
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Attica<5>
  • Fowler [Benton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fowler
    • Fowler [Benton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the northwest of Atkinson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,302 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fowler
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fowler<5>
  • Williamsport [Warren County]
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    • Williamsport [Warren County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the south of Atkinson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,852 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williamsport have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamsport
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williamsport<5>
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    • Kentland [Newton County]
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      • Kentland [Newton County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the northwest of Atkinson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,668 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kentland have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kentland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kentland<5>
    • Otterbein [Benton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Otterbein
      • Otterbein [Benton County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the southeast of Atkinson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,265 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Otterbein have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Otterbein
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Otterbein<5>
    • Remington [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Remington
      • Remington [Jasper County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the north of Atkinson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,155 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Remington have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Remington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Remington<5>
    • Goodland [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodland
      • Goodland [Newton County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the north of Atkinson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 990 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goodland<5>
    • Wolcott [White County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wolcott
      • Wolcott [White County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the northeast of Atkinson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 969 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wolcott have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wolcott
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wolcott<5>
    • Boswell [Benton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boswell
      • Boswell [Benton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the southwest of Atkinson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 769 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boswell have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boswell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boswell<5>

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. 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Atkinson, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Atkinson.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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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 State of Indiana: https://www.in.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Indiana's counties, including Benton, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Atkinson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Atkinson. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AtkinsonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Atkinson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.5625, Longitude: -87.2459    
<4>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.
<5>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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