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Welcome to Athol ...

Athol is located in Bates County<1>.

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

Athol is 760 feet [232 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Athol lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Adding Athol 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 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 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 on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Athol ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Missouri communities named Athol: This one is located in Bates County and the other is located in Jackson County.

Beyond Missouri, there are 16 communities that are also named Athol - they are located in Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Nova Scotia, Ontario (2), Pennsylvania, South Dakota and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Athol ...

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

  • Butler [Bates County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butler
    • Butler [Bates County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the north of Athol
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,999 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butler have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butler
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Butler<5>
  • Adrian [Bates County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adrian
    • Adrian [Bates County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the north of Athol
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,597 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Adrian have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adrian
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Adrian<5>
  • Rich Hill [Bates County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rich Hill
    • Rich Hill [Bates County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the south of Athol
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,317 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rich Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rich Hill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rich Hill<5>
  • Pleasanton [Linn County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasanton
    • Pleasanton [Linn County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the west of Athol
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,162 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasanton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasanton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pleasanton<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Appleton City [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Appleton City
      • Appleton City [Saint Clair County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the east of Athol
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,080 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Appleton City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Appleton City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Appleton City<5>
    • Hume [Bates County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hume
      • Hume [Bates County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the southwest of Athol
      • Estimated population in 2019: 314 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hume have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hume
    • Prescott [Linn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prescott
      • Prescott [Linn County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the southwest of Athol
      • Estimated population in 2019: 268 people
      • Former name for Prescott:
      • Coal Centre
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prescott
    • Schell City [Vernon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Schell City
      • Schell City [Vernon County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the southeast of Athol
      • Estimated population in 2019: 238 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Schell City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Schell City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Schell City<5>
    • Amsterdam [Bates County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amsterdam
      • Amsterdam [Bates County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Athol
      • Estimated population in 2019: 229 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amsterdam have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amsterdam
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Amsterdam<5>
    • Amoret [Bates County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amoret
      • Amoret [Bates County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the northwest of Athol
      • Estimated population in 2019: 180 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amoret have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amoret

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Athol ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Missouri

About Bates County

About Missouri

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Missouri: https://www.mo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Missouri's counties, including Bates, 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 elevation is an estimate for the area around Athol - 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- Athol) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Athol. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1725, Longitude: -94.3788       In this case, the coordinates for Athol 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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