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Welcome to Atlanta ...

The city of Atlanta is located in Macon County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Atlanta, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1868.

When the people of Atlanta refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use terms like Atlantan or Altantian.<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Atlanta has a population of 384 people<3> (see below for details).

Atlanta is 900 feet [274 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The area code for Atlanta: (660)

The ZIP code for Atlanta: 63530<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Atlanta had an population of 384 people. This is a decrease of 0.26% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 14.67% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Atlanta had a population of 385 people. This makes Atlanta the county's 4th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 385 people, the population of Atlanta decreased 14.44% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 450 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Atlanta.

Communities Also Named Atlanta ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 20 communities that are also named Atlanta - they are located in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Texas and Washington.

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

Communities near Atlanta ...

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

  • Macon
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Macon have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Macon
    • Macon is located in Macon County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,341 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Macon <7>
  • La Plata
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
  • Clarence
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
  • Bevier
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bevier have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bevier
    • Bevier is located in Macon County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 688 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bevier <7>
  • Callao
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest)
  • Brashear
    (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brashear have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brashear
    • Brashear is located in Adair County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 259 people
  • New Cambria
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Cambria have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Cambria
    • New Cambria is located in Macon County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 189 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Cambria <7>
  • Hurdland
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hurdland have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hurdland
    • Hurdland is located in Knox County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 153 people
  • Novelty
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Novelty have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Novelty
    • Novelty is located in Knox County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 131 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Novelty <7>
  • Gibbs
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Atlanta ...

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

Adding Atlanta to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Atlanta 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 Atlanta was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Atlanta post office opened in 1868.

We also found Atlanta in the book titled List of Post Offices in the United States (1870).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Atlanta.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Atlanta. 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 Macon, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Atlanta refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Atlanta may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Atlanta.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Atlanta - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Atlanta). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Atlanta or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>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.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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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