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Welcome to Atlantic ...

Atlantic is located in Accomack County<1>.


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


While we don't have a date for the founding of Atlantic, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1872.

Atlantic is 30 feet [9 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Atlantic: (757)

Communities Also Named Atlantic ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two Virginia communities named Atlantic: This one is located in Accomack County and the other is located in Virginia Beach City.

Beyond Virginia, there are 21 communities that are also named Atlantic - they are located in Colorado, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts (4), Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Pennsylvania (5) and West Virginia (2).

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

Communities near Atlantic ...

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

  • Pocomoke City
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pocomoke City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pocomoke City
    • Pocomoke City is located in Worcester County (MD)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,095 people
    • Former names for Pocomoke City:
    • New Town
    • Stevens Landing
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pocomoke City <4>
  • Chincoteague
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chincoteague have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chincoteague
    • Chincoteague is located in Accomack County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,866 people
  • Crisfield
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crisfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crisfield
    • Crisfield is located in Somerset County (MD)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,534 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crisfield <4>
  • Snow Hill
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snow Hill
    • Snow Hill is located in Worcester County (MD)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,046 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Snow Hill <4>
  • Onancock
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
  • Parksley
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parksley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parksley
    • Parksley is located in Accomack County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 805 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parksley <4>
  • Onley
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
  • Accomac
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Accomac have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Accomac
    • Accomac is located in Accomack County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 482 people
  • Bloxom
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bloxom have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bloxom
    • Bloxom is located in Accomack County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 366 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bloxom <4>
  • Saxis
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saxis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saxis
    • Saxis is located in Accomack County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 230 people

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Atlantic ...

Looking for more information about Atlantic? 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 Atlantic, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Atlantic.

Adding Atlantic to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Atlantic was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<5>

From that list, the Atlantic post office opened in 1872.

We also found Atlantic in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Atlantic.

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

The official website for Accomack County: www.co.accomack.va.us/

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 Accomack, 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 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 Atlantic - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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