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The location of Atkins

Welcome to Atkins ...

Atkins is located in Smyth County.

The location of Atkins has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

Atkins is 2,290 feet [698 m] above sea level.<2> 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

Atkins is within the (276) area code.

Communities near Atkins ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Atkins and not the distance as if you drove.<3>.

Community   2017<4>
Adwolf   [Map]   ---   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Chilhowie   [Map]   1,729   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Little Town   [Map]   ---   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Marion   [Map]   5,659   W   5 miles [8 km]
Rural Retreat   [Map]   1,462   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Saltville   [Map]   1,942   W   18 miles [29 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 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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Atkins. If available, we provide a satellite 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:

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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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.

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Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>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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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 for our own planning, 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     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Atkins have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<4>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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