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Our Genealogy Helper for Athol ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Athol (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Athol. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Athol is located in Smith County.

To see how the shape of Kansas' counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Smith County: Jewell, Osborne, Phillips, Rooks, Franklin (NE) & Webster (NE).

Below are the counties that are near Athol. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Athol:

  • Smith County     (The home county of Athol)
    • Kensington [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kensington
      • Kensington [Smith County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Athol
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 433 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kensington
    • Smith Center [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smith Center
      • Smith Center [Smith County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Athol
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,553 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smith Center have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smith Center
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smith Center<3>
    • Cedar [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar
      • Cedar [Smith County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Athol
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Cedar:
      • Cedarville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar
    • Gaylord [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gaylord
      • Gaylord [Smith County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Athol
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 104 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gaylord have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gaylord
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gaylord<3>
    • Claudell [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Claudell
      • Claudell [Smith County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Athol
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Claudell
    • Bellaire [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellaire
      • Bellaire [Smith County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Athol
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellaire
    • Harlan [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harlan
      • Harlan [Smith County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Athol
      • Former name for Harlan:
      • Thompson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harlan
    • Womer [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Womer
      • Womer [Smith County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Athol
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Womer
    • Lebanon [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lebanon
      • Lebanon [Smith County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Athol
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 195 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lebanon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lebanon<3>
    • Dispatch [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dispatch
      • Dispatch [Smith County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Athol
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dispatch
  • Jewell County
    • Esbon [Jewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Esbon
      • Esbon [Jewell County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Athol
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 91 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Esbon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Esbon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Esbon<3>
    • Burr Oak [Jewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burr Oak
      • Burr Oak [Jewell County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Athol
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 160 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burr Oak have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burr Oak
    • Mankato [Jewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mankato
      • Mankato [Jewell County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Athol
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 804 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mankato have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Mankato:
      • Jewell Center
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mankato
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mankato<3>
  • Mitchell County
    • Cawker City [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cawker City
      • Cawker City [Mitchell County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Athol
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 426 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cawker City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cawker City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cawker City<3>
    • Glen Elder [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Elder
      • Glen Elder [Mitchell County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Athol
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 420 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen Elder have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Elder
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glen Elder<3>
    • Tipton [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tipton
      • Tipton [Mitchell County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Athol
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 189 people
      • Former name for Tipton:
      • Pittsburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tipton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tipton<3>
  • Osborne County
    • Portis [Osborne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portis
      • Portis [Osborne County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Athol
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 92 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Portis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Portis:
      • Bethany
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portis
    • Alton [Osborne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alton
      • Alton [Osborne County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Athol
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 92 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former names for Alton:
      • Bull City
      • Bull's City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alton
    • Bloomington [Osborne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bloomington
      • Bloomington [Osborne County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Athol
      • Former name for Bloomington:
      • Tilden
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloomington
    • Osborne [Osborne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Osborne
      • Osborne [Osborne County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Athol
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,280 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Osborne have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Osborne:
      • Penn
      • Osborne has also been known as:
      • Peru
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osborne
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Osborne<3>
    • Downs [Osborne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Downs
      • Downs [Osborne County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Athol
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 818 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Downs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Downs:
      • Violet
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Downs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Downs<3>
    • Natoma [Osborne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Natoma
      • Natoma [Osborne County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Athol
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 296 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Natoma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Natoma:
      • Tapley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Natoma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Natoma<3>
  • Phillips County
    • Agra [Phillips County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Agra
      • Agra [Phillips County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Athol
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 238 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Agra
    • Kirwin [Phillips County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirwin
      • Kirwin [Phillips County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Athol
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 154 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirwin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kirwin<3>
    • Glade [Phillips County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glade
      • Glade [Phillips County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Athol
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 89 people
      • Former name for Glade:
      • Marvin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glade
    • Phillipsburg [Phillips County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phillipsburg
      • Phillipsburg [Phillips County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Athol
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,420 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Phillipsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Phillipsburg:
      • Phillipsburgh
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phillipsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Phillipsburg<3>
    • Speed [Phillips County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Speed
      • Speed [Phillips County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Athol
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 34 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Speed have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Speed
    • Long Island [Phillips County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Island
      • Long Island [Phillips County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west of Athol
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 120 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Island have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Island
    • Prairie View [Phillips County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prairie View
      • Prairie View [Phillips County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west of Athol
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 120 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prairie View
    • Logan [Phillips County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Logan
      • Logan [Phillips County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Athol
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 529 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Logan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Logan:
      • Deeversville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Logan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Logan<3>
  • Rooks County
    • Woodston [Rooks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodston
      • Woodston [Rooks County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Athol
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 126 people
      • Woodston has also been known as:
      • Woodston Saw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodston<3>
    • Stockton [Rooks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stockton
      • Stockton [Rooks County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Athol
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,234 people
      • Former name for Stockton:
      • Stocktown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stockton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stockton<3>
  • Franklin County (NE)
    • Franklin [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
      • Franklin [Franklin County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Athol
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 899 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklin<3>
    • Bloomington [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bloomington
      • Bloomington [Franklin County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Athol
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 96 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bloomington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloomington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bloomington<3>
    • Riverton [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverton
      • Riverton [Franklin County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Athol
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 83 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Riverton<3>
    • Naponee [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Naponee
      • Naponee [Franklin County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Athol
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 100 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Naponee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Naponee<3>
    • Macon [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Macon
      • Macon [Franklin County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Athol
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Macon
    • Campbell [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Campbell
      • Campbell [Franklin County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Athol
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 296 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Campbell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Campbell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Campbell<3>
    • Upland [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Upland
      • Upland [Franklin County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Athol
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 132 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Upland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Upland<3>
    • Hildreth [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hildreth
      • Hildreth [Franklin County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Athol
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 348 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hildreth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hildreth<3>
  • Harlan County (NE)
    • Republican City [Harlan County]
    • Alma [Harlan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alma
      • Alma [Harlan County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Athol
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,116 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alma<3>
    • Huntley [Harlan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntley
      • Huntley [Harlan County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Athol
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 42 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntley
    • Orleans [Harlan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orleans
      • Orleans [Harlan County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Athol
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 363 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orleans have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orleans
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orleans<3>
  • Webster County (NE)
    • Inavale [Webster County]
    • Red Cloud [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Cloud
      • Red Cloud [Webster County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Athol
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 895 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Cloud have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Cloud
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Red Cloud<3>
    • Cowles [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cowles
      • Cowles [Webster County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Athol
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 27 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cowles have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cowles
    • Guide Rock [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guide Rock
      • Guide Rock [Webster County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Athol
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 197 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Guide Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guide Rock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Guide Rock<3>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Athol, see our County-by-County Page for Athol.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Athol ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 133 newspapers that have been published in the area around Athol.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Athol. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Athol and those printed in the larger area surrounding Athol.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Athol.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Athol:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Kansas
    • Stories from Nebraska

Cemeteries Near Athol ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Athol.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Athol covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Pleasant View Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pleasant View Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pleasant View Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant View Cemetery
  • Christ Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Christ Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Christ Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Christ Cemetery
  • Zion Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Zion Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Zion Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zion Cemetery
  • Olive Branch Cemetery
  • Fairview Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fairview Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fairview Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Fairview Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Athol.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview Cemetery
  • Meade Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Meade Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Meade Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Meade Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Athol.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meade Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Germantown Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Germantown Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Germantown Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Germantown Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Athol.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Germantown Cemetery
    • Cedar Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cedar Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cedar Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Cedar Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Athol.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Cemetery
    • Gaylord Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gaylord Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gaylord Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Gaylord Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Athol.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gaylord Cemetery
    • St. Francis Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Francis Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Francis Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Francis Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Athol.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Francis Cemetery
    • West Cedar Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the West Cedar Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the West Cedar Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • West Cedar Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Athol.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Cedar Cemetery
    • Agra Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Agra Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Agra Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Agra Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Athol.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Agra Cemetery
    • Bohemian Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bohemian Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bohemian Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bohemian Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Athol.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bohemian Cemetery
    • Pleasant Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pleasant Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pleasant Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pleasant Hill Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Athol.
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    • Pleasant Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pleasant Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pleasant Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pleasant Hill Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Athol.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Hill Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Athol had a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Athol had a population of 40 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Athol, with the one closest to Athol listed first.

  • Athol [Smith County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Athol
    • Athol [Smith County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Athol
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 40 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Athol had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athol
  • Kensington [Smith County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kensington
    • Kensington [Smith County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Athol
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 433 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Kensington had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kensington
  • Cedar [Smith County]
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    • Cedar [Smith County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Athol
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cedar had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former name for Cedar:
    • Cedarville
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  • Smith Center [Smith County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smith Center
    • Smith Center [Smith County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Athol
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 767 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,553 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Smith Center had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smith Center have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smith Center
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smith Center<3>
  • Gaylord [Smith County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gaylord
    • Gaylord [Smith County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Athol
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 314 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 104 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Gaylord had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gaylord have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gaylord
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gaylord<3>
  • Agra [Phillips County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Agra
    • Agra [Phillips County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Athol
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 238 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Agra had railroad service and no post office
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  • Continue List ...
    • Reamsville [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reamsville
      • Reamsville [Smith County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Athol
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 160 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Reamsville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reamsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Reamsville:
      • Beaver
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    • Kirwin [Phillips County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirwin
      • Kirwin [Phillips County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Athol
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 689 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 154 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Kirwin had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirwin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kirwin<3>
    • Harlan [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harlan
      • Harlan [Smith County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Athol
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 100 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Harlan had a post office and railroad service
      • Former name for Harlan:
      • Thompson
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    • Bellaire [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellaire
      • Bellaire [Smith County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Athol
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bellaire had a post office and railroad service
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    • Gretna [Phillips County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gretna
      • Gretna [Phillips County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Athol
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Gretna had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gretna have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Gretna:
      • Dana
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    • Cora [Smith County]
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      • Cora [Smith County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Athol
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 180 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Cora had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cora have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cora
    • Portis [Osborne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portis
      • Portis [Osborne County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Athol
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 92 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Portis had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Portis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Portis:
      • Bethany
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    • Womer [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Womer
      • Womer [Smith County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Athol
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Womer had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Womer
    • Lebanon [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lebanon
      • Lebanon [Smith County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Athol
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 301 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 195 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Lebanon had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lebanon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lebanon<3>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Athol. See our List of 1890's Communities around Athol.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Athol ...

While our initial data about Athol came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Athol in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Athol.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Athol:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

Rand McNally Map of Kansas (1911)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

We have found Athol in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Athol for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Athol. See our Misc Page for Athol for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Kansas

About Smith County

About Kansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Kansas: https://portal.kansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 from Point A (ie- Athol) 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 Athol. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AtholOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Athol. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.7664, Longitude: -98.9206    
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Athol, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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