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Welcome to Fort Atkinson ...

The city of Fort Atkinson is located in Jefferson County<1>.

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

A typical abbreviation for Fort Atkinson: Ft. Atkinson

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Fort Atkinson has a population of 12,434 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Fort Atkinson.

Fort Atkinson is 790 feet [241 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Fort Atkinson lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Fort Atkinson had an population of 12,434 people. This is an increase of 0.53% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 7% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Fort Atkinson had a population of 12,368 people (or 14.78% of the total population of Jefferson County). This makes Fort Atkinson the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Fort Atkinson represents 0.22% of the total population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 68th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 12,368 people, the population of Fort Atkinson increased 6.43% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 11,621 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Fort Atkinson.

Adding Fort Atkinson to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Fort Atkinson was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Communities Also Named Fort Atkinson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Fort Atkinson - they are located in Iowa and Kansas (2).

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

Communities near Fort Atkinson ...

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

  • Janesville [Rock County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Janesville
    • Janesville [Rock County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Fort Atkinson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 64,664 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Janesville
  • Watertown [Jefferson County]
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    • Watertown [Jefferson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Fort Atkinson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,370 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watertown
  • Whitewater [Walworth County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitewater
    • Whitewater [Walworth County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Fort Atkinson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,993 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitewater
  • Stoughton [Dane County]
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    • Stoughton [Dane County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Fort Atkinson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,218 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stoughton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stoughton
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lake Mills [Jefferson County]
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      • Lake Mills [Jefferson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the north of Fort Atkinson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,014 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Mills
    • Milton [Rock County]
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      • Milton [Rock County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Fort Atkinson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,643 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milton
    • Edgerton [Rock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgerton
      • Edgerton [Rock County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Fort Atkinson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,595 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgerton
    • Summit [Waukesha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summit
      • Summit [Waukesha County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Fort Atkinson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,255 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summit
    • Ixonia [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ixonia
      • Ixonia [Jefferson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Fort Atkinson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,562 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ixonia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ixonia
    • Cottage Grove [Dane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottage Grove
      • Cottage Grove [Dane County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Fort Atkinson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,989 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cottage Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottage Grove

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Fort Atkinson. Our list includes 17 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Fort Atkinson.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fort Atkinson ...

Looking for more information about Fort Atkinson? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Fort Atkinson, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Fort Atkinson.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Wisconsin

About Jefferson County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffersoncountywi.gov

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wisconsin's counties, including Jefferson, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Fort Atkinson.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fort Atkinson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Fort Atkinson) 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 Fort Atkinson. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fort AtkinsonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fort Atkinson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.9267, Longitude: -88.8418       In this case, the coordinates for Fort Atkinson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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