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Atchison, Kentucky

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The location of Atchison

Welcome to Atchison ...

Atchison is located in Taylor County.

The location of Atchison has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

When the people of Atchison refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Atchisonian<2>

Atchison is 860 feet [262 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Atchison lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Atchison, you will soon leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Atchison is located in the (270) area code.

Communities near Atchison ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Atchison and not the distance if you are driving.<4>.

Community   2017<5>
Bradfordsville   [Map]   298   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Campbellsville   [Map]   11,415   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Coburg   [Map]   ---   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Columbia   [Map]   4,881   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Feathersburg   [Map]   ---   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Greensburg   [Map]   2,108   W   11 miles [17.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Atchison.

Communities Also Named Atchison ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Atchison - they are located in Kansas and Pennsylvania.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Atchison. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Atchison. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Atchison.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Atchison:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Atchison ...

Looking for more information about Atchison? 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.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Atchison refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Atchison may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Atchison - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Atchison) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Atchison. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3076, Longitude: -85.3005     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Atchison have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Atchison.

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