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Atkins, Tennessee
(Henderson County)

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Welcome to Atkins ...

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

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

Atkins would have been located within present day Henderson County.

From the 2010 Census (the most recent Census number we have), Atkins had a population of 13,458 people.<2> (see below for details).

While the community is gone, the present day location for Atkins is 510 feet [155 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: The area where Atkins was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Atkins would have been located in the (731) area code.

Communities near Atkins ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove.<4>.

Community   2016
Atwood   [Map]   921   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Huntingdon   [Map]   3,913   N   18 miles [29 km]
Jacks Creek   [Map]   ---   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Jackson   [Map]   67,005   W   18 miles [29 km]
Lavinia   [Map]   ---   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Lawrence   [Map]   ---   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Atkins.

Communities Also Named Atkins ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Tennessee communities named Atkins: This one is located in Henderson County and the other is located in Stewart County.

Beyond Tennessee, there are 11 communities that are also named Atkins - they are located in Arkansas, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, Montana, Nebraska, South Carolina, Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Atkins. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Atkins. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Atkins.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Atkins:

Search for Local Businesses ...

We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities. Since Atkins no longer exists, the following searches are centered on the area where it would have stood. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
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If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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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 Atkins, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Atkins.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Atkins - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Atkins. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Atkins) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Atkins. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.7478, Longitude: -88.5251     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Atkins have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Atkins.