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Communities Also Named Atkinson ...

We have found sixteen communities that share the name Atkinson.

Within Nova Scotia, the name Atkinson is unique.

Beyond Nova Scotia, we know of another sixteen communities that are located throughout in Canada and the United States. Of these sixteen communities, one is located in Canada and the other fifteen communities are located in  the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Clarke County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Atkinson [Clarke County].
    • Georgia
      • Brantley County
      • This Atkinson is located in Brantley County and lies 1,391 miles [2,238.6 km]<2> to the southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atkinson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Brantley County community of Atkinson.
      • Wayne County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Atkinson [Wayne County].
    • Illinois
      • Henry County
      • This Atkinson is located in Henry County and lies 1,341 miles [2,158.1 km]<2> to the west.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Henry County community of Atkinson.
    • Indiana
      • Benton County
      • This Atkinson is located in Benton County and lies 1,231 miles [1,981.1 km]<2> to the west.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atkinson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Benton County community of Atkinson.
    • Kentucky
      • Hopkins County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kentucky community of Atkinson [Hopkins County].
    • Maine
      • Piscataquis County
      • This Atkinson is located in Piscataquis County and lies 260 miles [418.4 km]<2> to the west.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Piscataquis County community of Atkinson.
    • Maryland
      • Somerset County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Maryland community of Atkinson [Somerset County].
    • Michigan
      • Iron County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Atkinson [Iron County].
    • Minnesota
      • Carlton County
      • This Atkinson is located in Carlton County and lies 1,374 miles [2,211.2 km]<2> to the west northwest.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carlton County community of Atkinson.
    • Nebraska
      • Holt County
      • This Atkinson is located in Holt County and lies 1,747 miles [2,811.5 km]<2> to the west.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Holt County community of Atkinson.
    • New Hampshire
      • Rockingham County
      • This Atkinson is located in Rockingham County and lies 415 miles [667.9 km]<2> to the west southwest.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rockingham County community of Atkinson.
    • North Carolina
      • Pender County
      • This Atkinson is located in Pender County and lies 1,079 miles [1,736.5 km]<2> to the southwest.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pender County community of Atkinson.
    • Ontario
      • This Atkinson lies 618 miles [994.6 km]<2> to the west.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atkinson
    • Utah
      • Summit County
      • This Atkinson is located in Summit County and lies 2,391 miles [3,847.9 km]<2> to the west.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Summit County community of Atkinson.
    • Washington
      • King County
      • This Atkinson is located in King County and lies 2,706 miles [4,354.9 km]<2> to the west northwest.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the King County community of Atkinson.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Atkinson ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Cross Mountain Road
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cross Mountain Road
    • Cross Mountain Road lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Atkinson
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cross Mountain Road came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross Mountain Road
  • Folly Lake
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Folly Lake
    • Folly Lake lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Atkinson
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Folly Lake came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Folly Lake
  • Folly Lake Station
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Folly Lake Station
    • Folly Lake Station lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Atkinson
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Folly Lake Station came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Folly Lake Station
  • Glenville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenville
    • Glenville lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the west of Atkinson
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Glenville. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
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  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Greenville Station
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenville Station
      • Greenville Station lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the east of Atkinson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenville Station came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenville Station
    • Hart Lake
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hart Lake
      • Hart Lake lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Atkinson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hart Lake came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hart Lake
    • Mahoneys Corner
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mahoneys Corner
      • Mahoneys Corner lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northeast of Atkinson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mahoneys Corner came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mahoneys Corner
    • Pugwash Junction
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pugwash Junction
      • Pugwash Junction lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Atkinson
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    • Pugwash River
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pugwash River
      • Pugwash River lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the north of Atkinson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pugwash River came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pugwash River
    • Riverview
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverview
      • Riverview lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the north of Atkinson
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Riverview. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverview
    • Rose
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rose
      • Rose lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Atkinson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rose came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rose
    • Stevens Mountain
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stevens Mountain
      • Stevens Mountain lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Atkinson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stevens Mountain came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stevens Mountain

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Atkinson. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

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    • Sir Charles Tupper     (7th Prime Minister of Canada (May 1896 - July 1896))
      • 7th Prime Minister of Canada (May 1896 - July 1896). He was born in Amherst (Nova Scotia) on Monday July 2, 1821 and died in Bexleyheath (England) on Saturday October 30, 1915 at the age of 94.
      • Amherst is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest of Atkinson.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sir Charles Tupper<6>

How Far From Atkinson to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Atkinson to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Atkinson and extending to:

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    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 578 miles [930.2 km]<2> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Atkinson to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<7>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 33 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 23 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,075 miles [8,167.4 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 5,783 miles [9,306.8 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 3,659 miles [5,888.6 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<11>

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Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Atkinson could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong . Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>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- Atkinson) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Atkinson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.6472, Longitude: -63.7217    
<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Atkinson, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<5>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<6>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<7>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<8>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Atkinson to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 298.86 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 294.439 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 295.176 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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