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Welcome to Atlantic ...

Atlantic is located on Swans Island.

Atlantic is located in Hancock County<1>.


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


While we don't have a date for the founding of Atlantic, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1883.

Atlantic is 40 feet [12 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Atlantic: (207)

Communities Also Named Atlantic ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 21 communities that are also named Atlantic - they are located in Colorado, Iowa, Massachusetts (4), Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Pennsylvania (5), Virginia (2) and West Virginia (2).

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

Communities near Atlantic ...

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

  • Bar Harbor
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
  • Blue Hill
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
  • Mount Desert
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Desert have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Desert
    • Mount Desert is located in Hancock County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,114 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Desert <4>
  • Deer Isle
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deer Isle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deer Isle
    • Deer Isle is located in Hancock County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,911 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Deer Isle <4>
  • Southwest Harbor
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Southwest Harbor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Southwest Harbor
    • Southwest Harbor is located in Hancock County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,793 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Southwest Harbor <4>
  • Tremont
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tremont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tremont
    • Tremont is located in Hancock County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,602 people
  • Trenton
    (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trenton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trenton
    • Trenton is located in Hancock County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,568 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trenton <4>
  • Sedgwick
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sedgwick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sedgwick
    • Sedgwick is located in Hancock County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,175 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sedgwick <4>
  • Stonington
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stonington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonington
    • Stonington is located in Hancock County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,033 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stonington <4>
  • Brooksville
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brooksville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brooksville
    • Brooksville is located in Hancock County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 910 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brooksville <4>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Atlantic ...

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

Adding Atlantic to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Atlantic in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Atlantic was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<5>

From that list, the Atlantic post office opened in 1883.

We also found Atlantic in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Atlantic.

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

The official website for Hancock County: www.co.hancock.me.us/

The official website for State of Maine: https://www.maine.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Maine's counties, including Hancock, 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 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 Atlantic - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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