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Welcome to Atwood ...
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.
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 ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
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This page was last modified: 11 May 2021