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Welcome to Atwood ...

The city of Atwood is located in Rawlins County<1> and is the County Seat for Rawlins County.

The location of Atwood has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Atwood has a population of 1,217 people<3> (see below for details).

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

The origin (or the toponymy) of Atwood: Named for Attwood Matheny, son of James M. Matheny (founder of the town).

The city of Atwood was previously named Attwood.

Atwood is 2,860 feet [872 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Atwood is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Note: If you leave Atwood and travel west, you will leave Central Time and cross into the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT).

Atwood lies within the (785) area code.

The ZIP code for Atwood: 67730<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Atwood had an population of 1,217 people. This is an increase of 1.93% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.85% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Atwood had a population of 1,194 people (which is 47.4% of the total population of Rawlins County). This makes Atwood the county's most populous community.

The population of Atwood represents 0.04% of the total population of Kansas (which has 2,853,118 people), making it the state's 177th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,194 people, the population of Atwood decreased 6.65% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,279 people).

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

Adding Atwood to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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

In addition, we also found mention of Atwood elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Atwood on a Rand McNally Map of Kansas (1911).

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

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), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, 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.

Communities near Atwood ...

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

  • McDonald [Rawlins County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McDonald
    • McDonald [Rawlins County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of Atwood
    • Estimated population in 2019: 157 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McDonald have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McDonald
  • Herndon [Rawlins County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Herndon
    • Herndon [Rawlins County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Atwood
    • Estimated population in 2019: 130 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Herndon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former name for Herndon:
    • Pesth
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Herndon
  • Ludell [Rawlins County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ludell
    • Ludell [Rawlins County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the northeast of Atwood
    • Former name for Ludell:
    • Danube
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ludell
  • Beardsley [Rawlins County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beardsley
    • Beardsley [Rawlins County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the west of Atwood
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beardsley
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Traer [Decatur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Traer
      • Traer [Decatur County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<6> to the northeast of Atwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Traer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Traer
    • Stratton [Hitchcock County]
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      • Stratton [Hitchcock County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<6> to the northwest of Atwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 324 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stratton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stratton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stratton<7>
    • Trenton [Hitchcock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trenton
      • Trenton [Hitchcock County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<6> to the north of Atwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 535 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trenton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trenton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trenton<7>
    • Bird City [Cheyenne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bird City
      • Bird City [Cheyenne County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<6> to the west of Atwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 432 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bird City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Bird City:
      • Birdton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bird City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bird City<7>
    • Gem [Thomas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gem
      • Gem [Thomas County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<6> to the south of Atwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 85 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gem have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gem
    • Oberlin [Decatur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oberlin
      • Oberlin [Decatur County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<6> to the east of Atwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,700 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oberlin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Oberlin:
      • Sappa
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oberlin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oberlin<7>

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

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Atwood.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Atwood. Our list includes 12 papers. See our Newspapers 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 ...

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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: https://portal.kansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Kansas' counties, including Rawlins, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Atwood.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Atwood - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 city (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).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. 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, 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: 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: 39.8103, Longitude: -101.0419       In this case, the coordinates for Atwood have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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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