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Welcome to Atoka ...

Although we found mention of Atoka during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Atoka was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it's a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists..

We've added Atoka to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Atoka, please Contact Us.


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

Atoka is 900 feet [274 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: The area where we believe that Atoka might be (or was) located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel south from Atoka (for example, toward Jamestown), you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

We believe that Atoka would be found within the (859) area code.

Communities Also Named Atoka ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 6 communities that are also named Atoka - they are located in Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

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

Communities near Atoka ...

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

  • Danville [Boyle County]
  • Harrodsburg [Mercer County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrodsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrodsburg
    • Harrodsburg [Mercer County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the north of Atoka
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,533 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrodsburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrodsburg<5>
  • Wilmore [Jessamine County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilmore
    • Wilmore [Jessamine County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northeast of Atoka
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,435 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilmore
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilmore<5>
  • Lancaster [Garrard County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lancaster have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lancaster
    • Lancaster [Garrard County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the east of Atoka
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,867 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lancaster<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Stanford [Lincoln County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanford
      • Stanford [Lincoln County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the southeast of Atoka
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,662 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stanford<5>
    • Springfield [Washington County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Springfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springfield
      • Springfield [Washington County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the west of Atoka
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,961 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Springfield<5>
    • Junction City [Boyle County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Junction City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Junction City
      • Junction City [Boyle County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the southeast of Atoka
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,306 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Junction City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Junction City<5>
    • Burgin [Mercer County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burgin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burgin
      • Burgin [Mercer County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the northeast of Atoka
      • Estimated population in 2019: 992 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burgin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burgin<5>
    • Perryville [Boyle County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Perryville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perryville
      • Perryville [Boyle County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the west of Atoka
      • Estimated population in 2019: 749 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perryville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Perryville<5>
    • Hustonville [Lincoln County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hustonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hustonville
      • Hustonville [Lincoln County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the south of Atoka
      • Estimated population in 2019: 369 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hustonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hustonville<5>

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Atoka. See our Newspapers Page for Atoka.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Atoka ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Kentucky

About Boyle County

About Kentucky

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Kentucky: https://kentucky.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went south past Atoka and then turned east". While Atoka could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Atoka as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Miller Creek to see Pete ... Miller Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Atoka could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Atoka - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Atoka) 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 Atoka. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Atoka

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Atoka. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6501, Longitude: -84.8622       In this case, the coordinates for Atoka have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>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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