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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 elevation 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 area code for Atkins: (276)

Adding Atkins to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Atkins in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Atkins elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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]
  • Marion [Smyth County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
    • Marion [Smyth County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the west of Atkins
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,559 people
    • 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 Google Maps centered on Marion
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marion<5>
  • Tazewell [Tazewell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tazewell
    • Tazewell [Tazewell County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the north of Atkins
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,141 people
    • 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 Google Maps centered on Tazewell
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tazewell<5>
  • Saltville [Smyth County]
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    • Chilhowie [Smyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chilhowie
      • Chilhowie [Smyth County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the west of Atkins
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,702 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Chilhowie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chilhowie<5>
    • Rural Retreat [Wythe County]
    • Trout Dale [Grayson County]
    • Sugar Grove [Smyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Grove
      • Sugar Grove [Smyth County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the south of Atkins
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Sugar Grove
    • Adwolf [Smyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adwolf
      • Adwolf [Smyth County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the southwest of Atkins
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Adwolf
    • Seven Mile Ford [Smyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seven Mile Ford
      • Seven Mile Ford [Smyth County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the west of Atkins
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seven Mile Ford

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Atkins) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), 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: 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).
<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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