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Welcome to Atlas ...

Atlas is located in Northumberland County<1>.

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

Atlas is 1,120 feet [341 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Atlas: (570)

Adding Atlas to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Atlas 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 Atlas was on a map titled Map of Pennsylvania (from Rand McNally, 1911).

We also found Atlas on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Pennsylvania (1956).

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

Communities Also Named Atlas ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 14 communities that are also named Atlas - they are located in Alabama, California, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio (2), Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Atlas ...

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

  • Bloomsburg [Columbia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bloomsburg
    • Bloomsburg [Columbia County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the north of Atlas
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,749 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloomsburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bloomsburg<5>
  • Pottsville [Schuylkill County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pottsville
    • Pottsville [Schuylkill County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the southeast of Atlas
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,409 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pottsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pottsville<5>
  • Sunbury [Northumberland County]
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    • Sunbury [Northumberland County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the west of Atlas
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,322 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunbury have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunbury
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sunbury<5>
  • Shamokin [Northumberland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shamokin
    • Shamokin [Northumberland County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the west of Atlas
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,909 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shamokin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shamokin<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Schuylkill Haven [Schuylkill County]
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      • Schuylkill Haven [Schuylkill County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the southeast of Atlas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,086 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Schuylkill Haven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Schuylkill Haven
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Schuylkill Haven<5>
    • Shenandoah [Schuylkill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shenandoah
      • Shenandoah [Schuylkill County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the east of Atlas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,738 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shenandoah
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shenandoah<5>
    • Danville [Montour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danville
      • Danville [Montour County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the northwest of Atlas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,595 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Danville<5>
    • Minersville [Schuylkill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minersville
      • Minersville [Schuylkill County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the southeast of Atlas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,133 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Minersville<5>
    • Mahanoy City [Schuylkill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mahanoy City
      • Mahanoy City [Schuylkill County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the east of Atlas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,928 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mahanoy City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mahanoy City<5>
    • Frackville [Schuylkill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frackville
      • Frackville [Schuylkill County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the east of Atlas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,598 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frackville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frackville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frackville<5>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Atlas ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Pennsylvania

About Northumberland County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Northumberland County: www.northumberlandco.org/

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Northumberland, 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Atlas - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Atlas) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Atlas. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7998, Longitude: -76.4277       In this case, the coordinates for Atlas have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>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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