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Welcome to Watson ...

The village of Watson is located in Atchison County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Watson has a population of 90 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Watson.

Watson is 890 feet [271 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Watson is located in the (660) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 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).

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).

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

Adding Watson 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 Watson 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 Watson elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Watson on a .

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Watson on our Genealogy Page.

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.

Communities near Watson ...

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

  • Nebraska City [Otoe County]
  • Auburn [Nemaha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Auburn
    • Auburn [Nemaha County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Watson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,324 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Auburn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Auburn
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Auburn<6>
  • Tarkio [Atchison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tarkio
    • Tarkio [Atchison County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Watson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,432 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tarkio have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tarkio
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tarkio<6>
  • Rock Port [Atchison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Port
    • Rock Port [Atchison County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Watson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,191 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Port
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rock Port<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Hamburg [Fremont County]
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      • Hamburg [Fremont County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the north of Watson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,060 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hamburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hamburg<6>
    • Sidney [Fremont County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sidney
      • Sidney [Fremont County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Watson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,047 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sidney
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sidney<6>
    • Peru [Nemaha County]
    • Fairfax [Atchison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairfax
      • Fairfax [Atchison County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Watson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 574 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairfax have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairfax
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairfax<6>
    • Farragut [Fremont County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farragut
      • Farragut [Fremont County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Watson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 446 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farragut have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farragut
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Farragut<6>
    • Riverton [Fremont County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverton
      • Riverton [Fremont County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Watson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 279 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Riverton<6>

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

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Watson.

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

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.

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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: https://www.mo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Missouri's counties, including Atchison, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Watson.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Watson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: 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       In this case, the coordinates for Watson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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