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Tarkio, Missouri

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The location of Tarkio

Welcome to Tarkio ...

The city of Tarkio is located in Atchison County.

The location of Tarkio has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Tarkio has a population of 1,438 people<2> (see below for details).

Tarkio is 990 feet [302 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Tarkio lies within the (660) area code.

The ZIP code for Tarkio: 64491<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Tarkio had a population of 1,583 people (or 27.85% of the total population of Atchison County). This makes Tarkio the county's most populous community.

The population of Tarkio represents 0.03% of the population of Missouri (which has 5,988,927 people), making it the state's 273rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,583 people, the population of Tarkio decreased 18.19% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,935 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Tarkio had an population of 1,438 people. This is a decrease of 9.16% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 25.68% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Tarkio ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Rock Port   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the West (W) of Tarkio

Hamburg   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Tarkio

Located in Fremont County (IA)

Peru   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the West (W) of Tarkio

Located in Nemaha County (NE)

Fairfax   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of Tarkio

Burlington Junction   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) of Tarkio

Located in Nodaway County

Farragut   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North (N) of Tarkio

Located in Fremont County (IA)

Riverton   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Tarkio

Located in Fremont County (IA)

Skidmore   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Tarkio

Located in Nodaway County

Craig   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South (S) of Tarkio

Located in Holt County

College Springs   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Tarkio

Located in Page County (IA)

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Tarkio.

Communities Also Named Tarkio ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Tarkio - it's located in Montana.

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

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Tarkio. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Tarkio. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Tarkio. Our list includes 4 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Tarkio:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Tarkio ...

Looking for more information about Tarkio? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Tarkio, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Tarkio.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Missouri

About Atchison County

About Missouri

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Missouri:

Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Tarkio.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Tarkio - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>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 Tarkio). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Tarkio or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Tarkio) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Tarkio. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Tarkio

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tarkio. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.4430, Longitude: -95.3835     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tarkio have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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