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Welcome to Atkins ...

Atkins is located in Smyth County<1>.

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

Atkins is 2,290 feet [698 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Atkins is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

The telephone area code for Atkins: (276)

Communities Also Named Atkins ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 11 communities that are also named Atkins - they are located in Arkansas, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, Montana, Nebraska, South Carolina, Tennessee (2), Wisconsin and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Atkins ...

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

  • Wytheville [Wythe County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wytheville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wytheville
    • Wytheville [Wythe County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the east of Atkins
    • Estimated population for 2018: 7,941 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wytheville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wytheville
  • Marion [Smyth County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
    • Marion [Smyth County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the west of Atkins
    • Estimated population for 2018: 5,634 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marion
  • Tazewell [Tazewell County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tazewell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tazewell
    • Tazewell [Tazewell County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the north of Atkins
    • Estimated population for 2018: 4,194 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tazewell
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tazewell
  • Saltville [Smyth County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saltville
    • Saltville [Smyth County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the west of Atkins
    • Estimated population for 2018: 1,925 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saltville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saltville
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Chilhowie [Smyth County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chilhowie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chilhowie
      • Chilhowie [Smyth County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the west of Atkins
      • Estimated population for 2018: 1,721 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chilhowie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chilhowie
    • Rural Retreat [Wythe County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rural Retreat have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rural Retreat
      • Rural Retreat [Wythe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the east of Atkins
      • Estimated population for 2018: 1,456 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rural Retreat
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rural Retreat
    • Trout Dale [Grayson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trout Dale
      • Trout Dale [Grayson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the south of Atkins
      • Estimated population for 2018: 167 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trout Dale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trout Dale
    • Sugar Grove [Smyth County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sugar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Grove
      • Sugar Grove [Smyth County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the south of Atkins
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Grove
    • Adwolf [Smyth County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Adwolf have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adwolf
      • Adwolf [Smyth County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the southwest of Atkins
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adwolf
    • Little Town [Tazewell County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Town
      • Little Town [Tazewell County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the north of Atkins
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Town

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

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Atkins.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Atkins ...

Looking for more information about Atkins? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Atkins, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Atkins.

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About Smyth County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Smyth County: www.smythcounty.org/

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Smyth, 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 Atkins - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. 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.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Atkins. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Atkins

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Atkins. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.8673, Longitude: -81.4234       In this case, the coordinates for Atkins have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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