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Welcome to Atkinson ...

The town of Atkinson is located in Pender County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Atkinson has a population of 356 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Atkinson is 60 feet [18 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Atkinson lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Atkinson lies within the (910) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Atkinson had an population of 356 people. This is an increase of 19.06% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 50.85% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Atkinson had a population of 299 people. This makes Atkinson the county's 4th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 299 people, the population of Atkinson increased 26.69% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 236 people).

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

Adding Atkinson to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Atkinson in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Atkinson was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Atkinson on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911).

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

Communities Also Named Atkinson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 16 communities that are also named Atkinson - they are located in Alabama, Georgia (2), Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Utah and Washington.

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

Communities near Atkinson ...

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

  • Burgaw [Pender County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burgaw
    • Burgaw [Pender County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Atkinson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,127 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burgaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burgaw
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burgaw<6>
  • Wallace [Duplin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wallace
    • Wallace [Duplin County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Atkinson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,859 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wallace have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wallace
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wallace<6>
  • Navassa [Brunswick County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Navassa
    • Navassa [Brunswick County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Atkinson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,534 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Navassa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Navassa
  • Northwest [Brunswick County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northwest
    • Northwest [Brunswick County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of Atkinson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 806 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northwest
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Bolton [Columbus County]
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      • Bolton [Columbus County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Atkinson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 632 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bolton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bolton<6>
    • East Arcadia [Bladen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Arcadia
      • East Arcadia [Bladen County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Atkinson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 470 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Arcadia
    • Teachey [Duplin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Teachey
      • Teachey [Duplin County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Atkinson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 430 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Teachey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Teachey
    • Saint Helena [Pender County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Helena
      • Saint Helena [Pender County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Atkinson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 428 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Helena have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Helena
    • Sandyfield [Columbus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandyfield
      • Sandyfield [Columbus County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Atkinson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 415 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandyfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandyfield
    • Sandy Creek [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Creek
      • Sandy Creek [Brunswick County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Atkinson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 319 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Creek

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Atkinson ...

Looking for more information about Atkinson? 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 Atkinson, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Atkinson.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of North Carolina

About Pender County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Pender County: www.pender-county.com/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Pender, 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 Atkinson.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Atkinson - 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Atkinson) 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 Atkinson. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AtkinsonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Atkinson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5277, Longitude: -78.1696       In this case, the coordinates for Atkinson 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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