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Welcome to Atlanta ...

So far, we have found very little information about Atlanta. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Atlanta to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Atlanta, please Contact Us.


Atlanta would have been located within present day Lincoln County<2>.

We aren't confident of the location of Atlanta, so consider the above location as an estimate.<3>

When the people of Atlanta referred to themselves (known as a demonym), they are believed to have used Atlantan<4>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Atlanta is 6,720 feet [2,048 m] above sea level.<5> In other words, the altitude of Atlanta is about 1¼ mile [or ~2 km] above sea level.

Time Zone: The area where Atlanta was located is in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Atlanta would have been located in the (775) area code.

Communities Also Named Atlanta ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 20 communities that are also named Atlanta - they are located in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Texas and Washington.

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

Communities near Atlanta ...

We have created a list of 6 communities that are near Atlanta.

  • Shoshone [White Pine County] - Historic
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shoshone have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shoshone
    • Shoshone [White Pine County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<7> to the north of Atlanta
  • Jackrabbit [Lincoln County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jackrabbit
    • Jackrabbit [Lincoln County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<7> to the southwest of Atlanta
  • Spring Valley [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Valley
    • Spring Valley [Lincoln County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<7> to the south of Atlanta
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Valley
  • Garrison [Millard County]
  • Pioche [Lincoln County]
  • Baker [White Pine County]

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Nevada

About Lincoln County

About Nevada

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Lincoln County: www.co.lincoln.nv.us/

The official website for State of Nevada: nv.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Atlanta, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Nevada's counties, including Lincoln, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>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.
<4>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Atlanta refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Atlanta may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Atlanta - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>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.
<7>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 from Point A (ie- Atlanta) 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 Atlanta. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Atlanta

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Atlanta. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4652, Longitude: -114.3287       In this case, the coordinates for Atlanta have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>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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