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Watson, Missouri
(Atchison County)

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The location of Watson

Welcome to Watson ...

The village of Watson is located in Atchison County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Watson has a population of 90 people<2> (see below for details).

Watson is 890 feet [271 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Watson is within the boundaries of the (660) area code.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Watson had a population of 100 people. This makes Watson the county's 5th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 100 people, the population of Watson decreased 17.36% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 121 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Watson had an population of 90 people. This is a decrease of 10% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 25.62% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Watson ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Nebraska City   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the Northwest (NW) of Watson

Located in Otoe County (NE)

Auburn   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Watson

Located in Nemaha County (NE)

Tarkio   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) of Watson

Rock Port   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Watson

Hamburg   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) of Watson

Located in Fremont County (IA)

Sidney   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the North (N) of Watson

Located in Fremont County (IA)

Peru   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of Watson

Located in Nemaha County (NE)

Fairfax   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Watson

Farragut   [Map]

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

Located in Fremont County (IA)

Riverton   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North (N) of Watson

Located in Fremont County (IA)

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

Communities Also Named Watson ...

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

Beyond Missouri, there are 57 communities that are also named Watson - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas (3), British Columbia, California (2), Colorado, Florida (2), Georgia (2), Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas (3), Kentucky (2), Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan (3), Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana (2), Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon (2), Pennsylvania (2), Saskatchewan, Tennessee (4), Texas (3), Utah (2), Virginia, West Virginia and Yukon.

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

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 Watson. 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 Watson. 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 Watson.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Watson ...

Looking for more information about Watson? 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.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Missouri

About Atchison County

About Missouri

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Watson. 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 Watson.

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

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Watson) 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 Watson. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Watson

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Watson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.4799, Longitude: -95.6235     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Watson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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