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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Atwood.

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Around Atwood ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is McCook (NE). It is located about 35 miles [56 km] to the northeast of Atwood. McCook (NE) has a population of 7,500 people.<1>

The next largest community is Colby. It is located about 29 miles [46 km] to the south of Atwood and has a population of 5,400 people.

For comparison, Atwood has a population of 1,200 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Bird City   [Map]   432   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Brewster   [Map]   300   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Goodland   [Map]   4,441   SW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Hoxie   [Map]   1,174   SE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Oakley   [Map]   2,098   S   48 miles [77.2 km]
Oberlin   [Map]   1,700   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Saint Francis   [Map]   1,294   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Bartley (NE)   [Map]   273   NE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Benkelman (NE)   [Map]   857   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Culbertson (NE)   [Map]   578   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Indianola (NE)   [Map]   553   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Palisade (NE)   [Map]   337   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Stratton (NE)   [Map]   331   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Trenton (NE)   [Map]   553   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Wauneta (NE)   [Map]   568   NW   45 miles [72.4 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Dresden   [Map]   40   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Gem   [Map]   87   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Herndon   [Map]   130   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Kanona   [Map]   ---   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Leoville   [Map]   ---   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Levant   [Map]   ---   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Ludell   [Map]   ---   NE   5 miles [8 km]
McDonald   [Map]   162   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Menlo   [Map]   60   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Rexford   [Map]   229   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Selden   [Map]   216   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Traer   [Map]   ---   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Wheeler   [Map]   ---   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Danbury (NE)   [Map]   97   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Max (NE)   [Map]   ---   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]

For more communities neighboring Atwood, please visit our County-by-County Page for Atwood.

Rawlins County ...

Atwood is located in Rawlins County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Rawlins County: Cheyenne, Decatur, Sherman, Thomas, Dundy (NE), Hitchcock (NE) & Red Willow (NE).

While not sharing a border with Rawlins County, the counties of Cheyenne and Dundy (NE) are close to Atwood.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Atwood ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some names catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Beverly (NE)   -   32 miles [51.5 km] to the North of Atwood   [Map]
Bird City   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Cedar Bluffs   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Gem   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Leoville   -   34 miles [54.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Marion (NE)   -   32 miles [51.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
McCook (NE)   -   35 miles [56.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Mingo   -   36 miles [57.9 km] to the South   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Atwood ...

Looking for more information about Atwood? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Atwood, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Atwood.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Atwood.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Atwood. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead 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.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Kansas

    Kansas Tourism
    Parks for Kansas

    Fishing in Kansas
    Hunting in Kansas

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Kansas Statewide Tourism
    Atwood Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Atwood


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Kansas

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Kansas

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Kansas

Airports Near Atwood ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Atwood.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Atwood - Rawlins Co. Airport(ICAO: KADT)   [Map]   ADT   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
Oberlin Muni.(ICAO: KOIN)   [Map]   OIN   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Trenton Muni.(ICAO: K9V2)   [Map]   9V2   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Colby Muni.   [Map]   ---   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Shalz Fld.(ICAO: KCBK)   [Map]   CBK   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
McCook Rgnl. (MCK/KMCK)   [Map]   MCK   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
St. Francis Muni.   [Map]   ---   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Cheyenne County Muni. (ICAO: KSYF)   [Map]   SYF   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Atwood.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Atwood. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Denver Intl. (DEN/KDEN)   [Map]   DEN   W   192 miles [309 km]
City of Colorado Springs Muni. (COS/KCOS)   [Map]   COS   WSW   207 miles [333.1 km]
Wichita Mid-Continent Airport (ICT/KICT)   [Map]   ICT   SE   244 miles [392.7 km]
Eppley Airfield (OMA/KOMA)   [Map]   OMA   ENE   289 miles [465.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
McCook Rgnl. (MCK/KMCK)   [Map]   MCK   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
North Platte Rgnl. (LBF/KLBF)   [Map]   LBF   N   92 miles [148.1 km]
Hays Rgnl. (HYS/KHYS)   [Map]   HYS   SE   115 miles [185.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Atwood - Rawlins Co. Airport(ICAO: KADT)   [Map]   ADT   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
Oberlin Muni.(ICAO: KOIN)   [Map]   OIN   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Trenton Muni.(ICAO: K9V2)   [Map]   9V2   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Colby Muni.   [Map]   ---   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Shalz Fld.(ICAO: KCBK)   [Map]   CBK   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
St. Francis Muni.   [Map]   ---   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Cheyenne County Muni. (ICAO: KSYF)   [Map]   SYF   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Hoxie - Sheridan Co. Airport   [Map]   1F5   SE   44 miles [70.8 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Denver Intl.   (DEN/KDEN)   [Map]
        Website for Denver International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
City of Colorado Springs Muni.   (COS/KCOS)   [Map]
        Website for City of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Oberlin Muni.   (ICAO: KOIN)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Trenton Muni.   (ICAO: K9V2)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Cheyenne County Muni.   (ICAO: KSYF)   [Map]
        Website for Cheyenne County Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Goodland Muni.   (GLD/KGLD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Imperial Muni.   (ICAO: KIML)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Wichita Mid-Continent Airport   (ICT/KICT)   [Map]
        Website for Wichita Mid-Continent Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Norton Muni.   (ICAO: KNRN)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Eppley Airfield   (OMA/KOMA)   [Map]
        Website for Eppley Airfield
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
McCook Rgnl.   (MCK/KMCK)   [Map]
        Website for McCook Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
North Platte Rgnl.   (LBF/KLBF)   [Map]
        Website for North Platte Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hays Rgnl.   (HYS/KHYS)   [Map]
        Website for Hays Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Atwood - Rawlins Co. Airport   (ICAO: KADT)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Shalz Fld.   (ICAO: KCBK)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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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 State of Kansas: www.kansas.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance beginning in Atwood. A straight line distance ignores things 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 (or directions), 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 that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.8103, Longitude: -101.0419     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Atwood have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Atwood), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Atwood.