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Welcome to Athol ...

The city of Athol is located in Smith County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Athol has a population of 41 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Athol.

Athol is 1,780 feet [543 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Athol: (785)

The ZIP code for Athol: 66932<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Athol had an population of 41 people. This is a decrease of 6.82% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 19.61% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Athol had a population of 44 people. This makes Athol the county's 5th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 44 people, the population of Athol decreased 13.73% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 51 people).

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

Communities Also Named Athol ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 16 communities that are also named Athol - they are located in Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri (2), New York, Nova Scotia, Ontario (2), Pennsylvania, South Dakota and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Athol ...

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

  • Smith Center (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smith Center
    • Smith Center lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the east of Athol and is located in Smith County
    • 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.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smith Center
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smith Center<7>
  • Kensington (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kensington
    • Kensington lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the west of Athol and is located in Smith County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 433 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kensington
  • Agra (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Agra
    • Agra lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the west of Athol and is located in Phillips County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 238 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Agra
  • Lebanon (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lebanon
    • Lebanon lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Athol and is located in Smith County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 195 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lebanon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lebanon<7>
  • Kirwin (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirwin
    • Kirwin lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Athol and is located in Phillips County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 154 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirwin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kirwin<7>
  • Gaylord (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gaylord
    • Gaylord lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Athol and is located in Smith County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 104 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gaylord have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gaylord
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gaylord<7>
  • Portis (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portis
    • Portis lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Athol and is located in Osborne County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 92 people
    • Former name for Portis:
    • Bethany
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portis
  • Cedar (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar
    • Cedar lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the south of Athol and is located in Smith County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former name for Cedar:
    • Cedarville
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar
  • Claudell (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Claudell
    • Claudell lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Athol and is located in Smith County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Claudell
  • Bellaire (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellaire
    • Bellaire lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Athol and is located in Smith County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellaire

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Athol. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Athol.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Athol ...

Looking for more information about Athol? 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 Athol, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Athol.

Adding Athol to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Athol 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 Athol was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Athol on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Kansas (1911).

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

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

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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>If you're interested in how the shape of Kansas' counties, including Smith, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Athol.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Athol - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 city (such as Athol). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Athol or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>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 for our own planning, 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    
<6>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.
<7>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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