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Welcome to Athol Junction ...

Athol Junction is located in Hampden County<1>.

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

The pronunciation of Athol Junction: a-thul<3>

A typical abbreviation for Athol Junction: Athol Jct. (or less commonly used: Athol Jctn.)

Athol Junction is 200 feet [61 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Athol Junction lies within the (413) area code.

Adding Athol Junction 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 Athol Junction 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 Athol Junction elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Communities near Athol Junction ...

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

  • Enfield [Hartford County]
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    • Enfield [Hartford County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the south of Athol Junction
    • Estimated population in 2019: 43,659 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enfield
  • Westfield [Hampden County]
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    • Westfield [Hampden County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the west of Athol Junction
    • Estimated population in 2019: 41,204 people
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  • Holyoke [Hampden County]
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    • Holyoke [Hampden County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Athol Junction
    • Estimated population in 2019: 40,117 people
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  • Amherst [Hampshire County]
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    • Amherst [Hampshire County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Athol Junction
    • Estimated population in 2019: 39,924 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Windsor [Hartford County]
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      • Windsor [Hartford County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Athol Junction
      • Estimated population in 2019: 28,733 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Windsor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windsor
    • Agawam [Hampden County]
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      • Agawam [Hampden County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Athol Junction
      • Estimated population in 2019: 28,613 people
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    • West Springfield [Hampden County]
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      • West Springfield [Hampden County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<5> to the west of Athol Junction
      • Estimated population in 2019: 28,517 people
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    • Northampton [Hampshire County]
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      • Northampton [Hampshire County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Athol Junction
      • Estimated population in 2019: 28,451 people
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    • Ludlow [Hampden County]
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      • Ludlow [Hampden County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Athol Junction
      • Estimated population in 2019: 21,233 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ludlow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • South Hadley [Hampshire County]
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      • South Hadley [Hampshire County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the north of Athol Junction
      • Estimated population in 2019: 17,625 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Hadley

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Athol Junction ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Massachusetts: https://www.mass.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Massachusetts' counties, including Hampden, 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>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Athol Junction. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Athol Junction - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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- Athol Junction) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Athol Junction. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.1279, Longitude: -72.5620       In this case, the coordinates for Athol Junction have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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