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Our Genealogy Helper for Atkinson ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Atkinson (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Atkinson. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Atkinson is located in Piscataquis County.

To see how the shape of Maine's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Piscataquis County: Aroostook, Penobscot & Somerset.

Below are the counties that are near Atkinson. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Atkinson:

  • Piscataquis County     (The home county of Atkinson)
    • Milo [Piscataquis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milo
      • Milo [Piscataquis County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Atkinson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,314 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milo<3>
    • Sebec [Piscataquis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sebec
      • Sebec [Piscataquis County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Atkinson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 597 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sebec have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sebec
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sebec<3>
    • Dover-Foxcroft [Piscataquis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dover-Foxcroft
      • Dover-Foxcroft [Piscataquis County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Atkinson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,086 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dover-Foxcroft have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dover-Foxcroft
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dover-Foxcroft<3>
    • Steadman Landing [Piscataquis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Steadman Landing
      • Steadman Landing [Piscataquis County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Atkinson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Steadman Landing
    • Brownville [Piscataquis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brownville
      • Brownville [Piscataquis County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Atkinson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,197 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brownville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brownville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brownville<3>
    • Bowerbank [Piscataquis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowerbank
      • Bowerbank [Piscataquis County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Atkinson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 113 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bowerbank have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowerbank
    • Howard Corner [Piscataquis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Howard Corner
      • Howard Corner [Piscataquis County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Atkinson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Howard Corner
    • Medford Center [Piscataquis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Medford Center
      • Medford Center [Piscataquis County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Atkinson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medford Center
    • Brownville Junction [Piscataquis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brownville Junction
      • Brownville Junction [Piscataquis County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Atkinson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brownville Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brownville Junction
    • Medford [Piscataquis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Medford
      • Medford [Piscataquis County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Atkinson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 245 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medford
    • Adams [Piscataquis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adams
      • Adams [Piscataquis County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Atkinson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adams
    • Sangerville [Piscataquis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sangerville
      • Sangerville [Piscataquis County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Atkinson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,285 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sangerville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sangerville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sangerville<3>
    • Guilford [Piscataquis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guilford
      • Guilford [Piscataquis County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Atkinson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,468 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Guilford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guilford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Guilford<3>
  • Hancock County
    • Dedham [Hancock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dedham
      • Dedham [Hancock County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Atkinson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,666 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dedham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dedham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dedham<3>
    • Great Pond [Hancock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Great Pond
      • Great Pond [Hancock County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Atkinson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 56 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Great Pond have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Great Pond
    • Amherst [Hancock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amherst
      • Amherst [Hancock County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Atkinson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 256 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amherst have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amherst
  • Penobscot County
    • Charleston [Penobscot County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charleston
      • Charleston [Penobscot County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Atkinson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,675 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Charleston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
    • Bradford [Penobscot County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bradford
      • Bradford [Penobscot County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Atkinson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,220 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bradford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bradford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bradford<3>
    • Garland [Penobscot County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garland
      • Garland [Penobscot County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Atkinson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,046 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garland
    • Lagrange [Penobscot County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lagrange
      • Lagrange [Penobscot County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Atkinson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 678 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lagrange have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lagrange
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lagrange<3>
    • Silvers Mills [Penobscot County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silvers Mills
      • Silvers Mills [Penobscot County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Atkinson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silvers Mills
    • Corinth [Penobscot County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corinth
      • Corinth [Penobscot County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Atkinson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,830 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Corinth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corinth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Corinth<3>
    • Exeter [Penobscot County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Exeter
      • Exeter [Penobscot County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Atkinson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,098 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Exeter
    • South Corinth [Penobscot County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Corinth
      • South Corinth [Penobscot County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Atkinson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Corinth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Corinth
    • Hudson [Penobscot County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hudson
      • Hudson [Penobscot County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Atkinson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,499 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hudson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hudson
    • Russell Corner [Penobscot County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Russell Corner
      • Russell Corner [Penobscot County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Atkinson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Russell Corner
    • Dexter [Penobscot County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dexter
      • Dexter [Penobscot County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Atkinson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,702 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dexter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dexter
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dexter<3>
    • Maxfield [Penobscot County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maxfield
      • Maxfield [Penobscot County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Atkinson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 99 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maxfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maxfield
    • Kenduskeag [Penobscot County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kenduskeag
      • Kenduskeag [Penobscot County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Atkinson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,359 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kenduskeag
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kenduskeag<3>
  • Somerset County
    • Ripley [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ripley
      • Ripley [Somerset County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Atkinson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 479 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ripley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ripley
    • Cambridge [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cambridge
      • Cambridge [Somerset County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Atkinson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 457 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cambridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cambridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cambridge<3>
    • Saint Albans [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Albans
      • Saint Albans [Somerset County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Atkinson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,979 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Albans have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Albans
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Albans<3>
    • Palmyra [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palmyra
      • Palmyra [Somerset County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Atkinson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,979 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palmyra
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Palmyra<3>
    • Harmony [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harmony
      • Harmony [Somerset County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Atkinson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 895 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harmony have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harmony
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harmony<3>
    • Hartland [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartland
      • Hartland [Somerset County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Atkinson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,724 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hartland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hartland<3>
    • Detroit [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Detroit
      • Detroit [Somerset County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Atkinson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 835 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Detroit have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Detroit
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Detroit<3>
    • Dogtown [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dogtown
      • Dogtown [Somerset County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Atkinson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dogtown
    • Houston Corner [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Houston Corner
      • Houston Corner [Somerset County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Atkinson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Houston Corner
    • Pittsfield [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pittsfield
      • Pittsfield [Somerset County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Atkinson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,003 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pittsfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pittsfield<3>
    • Brighton [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brighton
      • Brighton [Somerset County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west of Atkinson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 67 people
      • Brighton has also been known as:
      • Brighton Plantation
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brighton
    • Athens [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Athens
      • Athens [Somerset County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Atkinson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 976 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Athens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athens
    • Canaan [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canaan
      • Canaan [Somerset County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Atkinson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,168 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canaan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canaan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canaan<3>
  • Waldo County
    • Troy [Waldo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Troy
      • Troy [Waldo County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Atkinson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,053 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Troy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Troy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Troy<3>
    • Burnham [Waldo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnham
      • Burnham [Waldo County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Atkinson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,243 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burnham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnham
    • Jackson [Waldo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jackson
      • Jackson [Waldo County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Atkinson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 588 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jackson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
    • Monroe [Waldo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monroe
      • Monroe [Waldo County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Atkinson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 948 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroe
    • Winterport [Waldo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winterport
      • Winterport [Waldo County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Atkinson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,028 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winterport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winterport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winterport<3>
    • Frankfort [Waldo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frankfort
      • Frankfort [Waldo County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Atkinson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,196 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frankfort have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frankfort
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frankfort<3>
    • Unity [Waldo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Unity
      • Unity [Waldo County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Atkinson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,111 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Unity have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Unity
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Unity<3>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Atkinson, see our County-by-County Page for Atkinson.

Newspapers Published in Atkinson ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 24 newspapers that have been published in the area around Atkinson.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Atkinson, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Atkinson.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Atkinson:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Maine

Cemeteries Near Atkinson ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Atkinson.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Atkinson covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Hart Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hart Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hart Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hart Cemetery
  • Gould Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gould Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gould Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gould Cemetery
  • Farnham Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Farnham Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Farnham Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farnham Cemetery
  • North Atkinson Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the North Atkinson Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the North Atkinson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Atkinson Cemetery
  • South Dover Cemetery
  • Greenwood Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Greenwood Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Greenwood Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Orneville Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Orneville Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Orneville Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orneville Cemetery
    • Foss Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Foss Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Foss Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Foss Cemetery
    • Sebec Corner Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sebec Corner Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sebec Corner Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sebec Corner Cemetery
    • Hillside Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hillside Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hillside Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hillside Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Atkinson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillside Cemetery
    • Evergreen Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Evergreen Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Evergreen Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Evergreen Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Atkinson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evergreen Cemetery
    • Evergreen Cemetery
    • Sebec Village Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sebec Village Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sebec Village Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Sebec Village Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Atkinson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sebec Village Cemetery
    • Corner Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Corner Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Corner Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Corner Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Atkinson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corner Cemetery
    • McAllister Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McAllister Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McAllister Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • McAllister Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Atkinson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McAllister Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Atkinson had a population of 127 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2020, Atkinson had a population of 311 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Atkinson, with the one closest to Atkinson listed first.

  • Atkinson [Piscataquis County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atkinson
    • Atkinson [Piscataquis County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Atkinson
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 127 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 311 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Atkinson had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Atkinson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atkinson
  • South Dover [Piscataquis County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Dover
    • South Dover [Piscataquis County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Atkinson
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 150 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, South Dover had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Dover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Dover
  • South Sebec [Piscataquis County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Sebec
    • South Sebec [Piscataquis County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Atkinson
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, South Sebec had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Sebec have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Sebec
  • Charleston [Penobscot County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charleston
    • Charleston [Penobscot County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Atkinson
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 218 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,675 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Charleston had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Charleston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
  • North Bradford [Penobscot County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Bradford
    • North Bradford [Penobscot County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Atkinson
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 156 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, North Bradford had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Bradford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Bradford
  • East Dover [Piscataquis County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Dover
    • East Dover [Piscataquis County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Atkinson
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 175 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, East Dover had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Dover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Dover
  • Continue List ...
    • Dover South Mills [Piscataquis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dover South Mills
      • Dover South Mills [Piscataquis County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Atkinson
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 125 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Dover South Mills had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dover South Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dover South Mills
    • West Charleston [Penobscot County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Charleston
      • West Charleston [Penobscot County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Atkinson
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 46 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, West Charleston had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Charleston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Milo [Piscataquis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milo
      • Milo [Piscataquis County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Atkinson
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 475 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,314 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Milo had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milo<3>
    • Sebec [Piscataquis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sebec
      • Sebec [Piscataquis County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Atkinson
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 310 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 597 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sebec had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sebec have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sebec
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sebec<3>
    • Bradford [Penobscot County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bradford
      • Bradford [Penobscot County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Atkinson
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 140 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,220 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Bradford had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bradford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bradford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bradford<3>
    • Boyd Lake [Piscataquis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boyd Lake
      • Boyd Lake [Piscataquis County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Atkinson
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 16 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Boyd Lake had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boyd Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boyd Lake
    • Garland [Penobscot County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garland
      • Garland [Penobscot County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Atkinson
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 310 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,046 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Garland had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garland
    • Bradford Center [Penobscot County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bradford Center
      • Bradford Center [Penobscot County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Atkinson
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 72 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Bradford Center had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bradford Center have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bradford Center
    • Silvers Mills [Penobscot County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silvers Mills
      • Silvers Mills [Penobscot County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Atkinson
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Silvers Mills had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silvers Mills

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Atkinson. See our List of 1890's Communities around Atkinson.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Atkinson ...

While our initial data about Atkinson came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Atkinson in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Atkinson.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Atkinson:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

Rand McNally Map of Maine (1897)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

We have found Atkinson in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Atkinson for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Atkinson. See our Misc Page for Atkinson for more information.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Atkinson) 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 Atkinson. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AtkinsonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Atkinson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.1567, Longitude: -69.0603       In this case, the coordinates for Atkinson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Atkinson, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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