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Welcome to Athol ...

Athol is located in Spink County<1>.

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

The pronunciation of Athol: ATH-uhl<3>

Athol is 1,290 feet [393 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The area code for Athol: (605)

Adding Athol to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Athol 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 Athol was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Communities Also Named Athol ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 16 communities that are also named Athol - they are located in Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri (2), New York, Nova Scotia, Ontario (2), Pennsylvania and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Athol ...

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

  • Redfield [Spink County]
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    • Redfield [Spink County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Athol
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,273 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Redfield<6>
  • Duxbury [Spink County]
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    • Duxbury [Spink County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Athol
    • Estimated population in 2014: 531 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Duxbury have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Mellette [Spink County]
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    • Mellette [Spink County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Athol
    • Estimated population in 2019: 214 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mellette have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mellette<6>
  • Tulare [Spink County]
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    • Tulare [Spink County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Athol
    • Estimated population in 2019: 211 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tulare have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tulare<6>
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    • Frankfort [Spink County]
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      • Frankfort [Spink County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Athol
      • Estimated population in 2019: 151 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frankfort<6>
    • Northville [Spink County]
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      • Northville [Spink County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the north of Athol
      • Estimated population in 2019: 145 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Northville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Northville<6>
    • Ashton [Spink County]
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      • Ashton [Spink County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the east of Athol
      • Estimated population in 2019: 124 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ashton<6>
    • Miranda [Faulk County]
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      • Miranda [Faulk County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Athol
      • Estimated population in 2014: 122 people
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    • Mansfield [Brown County]
    • Brentford [Spink County]
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      • Brentford [Spink County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Athol
      • Estimated population in 2019: 80 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brentford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brentford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brentford<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 Athol. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Athol.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Athol ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of South Dakota

About Spink County

About South Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of South Dakota: sd.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Dakota's counties, including Spink, 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 pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Athol. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Athol - 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' (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- Athol) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Athol. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.0089, Longitude: -98.5965       In this case, the coordinates for Athol 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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