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Our Genealogy Helper for Atwell ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Atwell (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Atwell. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Atwell is located in McDowell County.

To see how the shape of West Virginia's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of McDowell County: Buchanan (VA), Tazewell (VA), Mercer, Mingo & Wyoming.

Below are the counties that are near Atwell. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Atwell:

  • McDowell County     (The home county of Atwell)
    • Bradshaw [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bradshaw
      • Bradshaw [McDowell County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Atwell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 258 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bradshaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bradshaw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bradshaw<3>
    • Peapatch [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peapatch
      • Peapatch [McDowell County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Atwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peapatch
    • Yukon [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yukon
      • Yukon [McDowell County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Atwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yukon
    • Union City [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union City
      • Union City [McDowell County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Atwell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union City
    • War [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for War
      • War [McDowell County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Atwell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 659 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for War have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on War
    • Height [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Height
      • Height [McDowell County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Atwell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Height have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Height
    • Jackson Flats [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jackson Flats
      • Jackson Flats [McDowell County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Atwell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jackson Flats have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson Flats
    • Iaeger [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iaeger
      • Iaeger [McDowell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Atwell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 232 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iaeger have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iaeger
    • Wilmore [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilmore
      • Wilmore [McDowell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Atwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilmore
    • Paynesville [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paynesville
      • Paynesville [McDowell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Atwell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paynesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paynesville
    • Big Sandy [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Sandy
      • Big Sandy [McDowell County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Atwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Sandy
    • Newhall [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newhall
      • Newhall [McDowell County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Atwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newhall
  • Logan County
    • Wylo [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wylo
      • Wylo [Logan County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Atwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wylo
    • Mallory [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mallory
      • Mallory [Logan County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Atwell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mallory have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mallory
    • Mineral City [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineral City
      • Mineral City [Logan County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Atwell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mineral City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineral City
    • Man [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Man
      • Man [Logan County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Atwell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 619 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Man have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Man
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Man<3>
    • Accoville [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Accoville
      • Accoville [Logan County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Atwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Accoville
    • Stirrat [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stirrat
      • Stirrat [Logan County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Atwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stirrat
    • Omar [Logan County]
    • Wilkinson [Logan County]
    • Whitman [Logan County]
    • Logan [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Logan
      • Logan [Logan County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Atwell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,447 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Logan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Logan<3>
    • West Logan [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Logan
      • West Logan [Logan County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Atwell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 358 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Logan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Logan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Logan<3>
    • Mitchell Heights [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mitchell Heights
      • Mitchell Heights [Logan County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Atwell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 274 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mitchell Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mitchell Heights
  • Mercer County
    • Bramwell [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bramwell
      • Bramwell [Mercer County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Atwell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 334 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bramwell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bramwell<3>
    • Coopers [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coopers
      • Coopers [Mercer County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Atwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coopers
    • Yards [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yards
      • Yards [Mercer County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Atwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yards
    • Flipping [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flipping
      • Flipping [Mercer County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Atwell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flipping have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flipping
    • Montcalm [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montcalm
      • Montcalm [Mercer County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Atwell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montcalm have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montcalm
    • Weyanoke [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weyanoke
      • Weyanoke [Mercer County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Atwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weyanoke
    • Matoaka [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Matoaka
      • Matoaka [Mercer County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Atwell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 193 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Matoaka have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matoaka
    • Bluefield [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluefield
      • Bluefield [Mercer County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Atwell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,505 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluefield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bluefield<3>
    • Littlesburg [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Littlesburg
      • Littlesburg [Mercer County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Atwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Littlesburg
    • Princeton [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Princeton
      • Princeton [Mercer County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Atwell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,599 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Princeton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Princeton<3>
  • Mingo County
    • Gilbert Creek [Mingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilbert Creek
      • Gilbert Creek [Mingo County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Atwell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gilbert Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilbert Creek
    • Baisden [Mingo County]
    • Wharncliffe [Mingo County]
    • Gilbert [Mingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilbert
      • Gilbert [Mingo County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Atwell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 378 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gilbert have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilbert
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gilbert<3>
    • Pie [Mingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pie
      • Pie [Mingo County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Atwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pie
    • Thacker [Mingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thacker
      • Thacker [Mingo County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Atwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thacker
    • Musick [Mingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Musick
      • Musick [Mingo County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Atwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Musick
    • Blackberry City [Mingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blackberry City
      • Blackberry City [Mingo County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Atwell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blackberry City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blackberry City
    • Matewan [Mingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Matewan
      • Matewan [Mingo County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Atwell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 415 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Matewan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matewan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Matewan<3>
    • Red Jacket [Mingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Jacket
      • Red Jacket [Mingo County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Atwell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Jacket have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Jacket
    • Sprigg [Mingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sprigg
      • Sprigg [Mingo County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Atwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sprigg
    • Delbarton [Mingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delbarton
      • Delbarton [Mingo County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Atwell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 487 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delbarton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delbarton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Delbarton<3>
  • Raleigh County
    • Rhodell [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rhodell
      • Rhodell [Raleigh County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Atwell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 159 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rhodell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rhodell
    • Lester [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lester
      • Lester [Raleigh County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Atwell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 312 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lester
    • Sophia [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sophia
      • Sophia [Raleigh County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Atwell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,219 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sophia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sophia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sophia<3>
    • Arnett [Raleigh County]
    • Crab Orchard [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crab Orchard
      • Crab Orchard [Raleigh County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Atwell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crab Orchard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crab Orchard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crab Orchard<3>
  • Wyoming County
    • Stoneville [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stoneville
      • Stoneville [Wyoming County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Atwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stoneville
    • Baileysville [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baileysville
      • Baileysville [Wyoming County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Atwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baileysville
    • Cub City [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cub City
      • Cub City [Wyoming County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Atwell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cub City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cub City
    • Wyoming [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wyoming
      • Wyoming [Wyoming County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Atwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wyoming
    • Clear Fork [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clear Fork
      • Clear Fork [Wyoming County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Atwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clear Fork
    • Sun Hill [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sun Hill
      • Sun Hill [Wyoming County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Atwell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sun Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sun Hill
    • Uno [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Uno
      • Uno [Wyoming County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Atwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Uno
    • Mullensville [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mullensville
      • Mullensville [Wyoming County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Atwell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mullensville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mullensville
    • Pineville [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pineville
      • Pineville [Wyoming County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Atwell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 567 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pineville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pineville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pineville<3>
    • Keyrock [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keyrock
      • Keyrock [Wyoming County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Atwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keyrock
    • Oceana [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oceana
      • Oceana [Wyoming County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Atwell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,195 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oceana
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oceana<3>
    • Bud [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bud
      • Bud [Wyoming County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Atwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bud
  • Pike County (KY)
    • Stopover [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stopover
      • Stopover [Pike County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Atwell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stopover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stopover
    • Majestic [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Majestic
      • Majestic [Pike County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Atwell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Majestic have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Majestic
    • Phelps [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phelps
      • Phelps [Pike County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Atwell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Phelps have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phelps
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Phelps<3>
    • Freeburn [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freeburn
      • Freeburn [Pike County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Atwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freeburn
    • Calloway Branch [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calloway Branch
      • Calloway Branch [Pike County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Atwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calloway Branch
    • Fedscreek [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fedscreek
      • Fedscreek [Pike County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Atwell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fedscreek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fedscreek
    • Ransom [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ransom
      • Ransom [Pike County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Atwell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ransom have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ransom
    • Mouthcard [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mouthcard
      • Mouthcard [Pike County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Atwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mouthcard
    • McCarr [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McCarr
      • McCarr [Pike County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Atwell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McCarr have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McCarr
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McCarr<3>
    • Lick Creek [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lick Creek
      • Lick Creek [Pike County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Atwell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lick Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lick Creek
    • McVeigh [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McVeigh
      • McVeigh [Pike County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Atwell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McVeigh have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McVeigh
    • Pinsonfork [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinsonfork
      • Pinsonfork [Pike County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Atwell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pinsonfork have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinsonfork
  • Bland County (VA)
  • Buchanan County (VA)
    • Peapatch [Buchanan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peapatch
      • Peapatch [Buchanan County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Atwell
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Peapatch. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peapatch
    • Height [Buchanan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Height
      • Height [Buchanan County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Atwell
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Height. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Height
    • Jackson Flats [Buchanan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jackson Flats
      • Jackson Flats [Buchanan County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Atwell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jackson Flats have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson Flats
    • Bearwallow [Buchanan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bearwallow
      • Bearwallow [Buchanan County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Atwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bearwallow
    • Paynesville [Buchanan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paynesville
      • Paynesville [Buchanan County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Atwell
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Paynesville. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paynesville
    • Matney [Buchanan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Matney
      • Matney [Buchanan County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Atwell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Matney have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matney
    • Janey [Buchanan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Janey
      • Janey [Buchanan County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Atwell
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    • Mavisdale [Buchanan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mavisdale
      • Mavisdale [Buchanan County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Atwell
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    • Kelsa [Buchanan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kelsa
      • Kelsa [Buchanan County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Atwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kelsa
    • Grundy [Buchanan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grundy
      • Grundy [Buchanan County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Atwell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 883 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grundy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grundy<3>
    • Royal City [Buchanan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Royal City
      • Royal City [Buchanan County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Atwell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Royal City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Royal City
    • Rowe [Buchanan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rowe
      • Rowe [Buchanan County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Atwell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rowe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rowe
  • Dickenson County (VA)
    • Haysi [Dickenson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haysi
      • Haysi [Dickenson County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Atwell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 460 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haysi have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haysi
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Haysi<3>
    • Clinchco [Dickenson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clinchco
      • Clinchco [Dickenson County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Atwell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 289 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clinchco
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clinchco<3>
    • Clintwood [Dickenson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clintwood
      • Clintwood [Dickenson County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Atwell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,264 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clintwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clintwood<3>
  • Russell County (VA)
    • Dye [Russell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dye
      • Dye [Russell County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Atwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dye
    • Russell [Russell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Russell
      • Russell [Russell County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Atwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Russell
    • Honaker [Russell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Honaker
      • Honaker [Russell County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Atwell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,322 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Honaker
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Honaker<3>
    • Cleveland [Russell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cleveland
      • Cleveland [Russell County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Atwell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 170 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cleveland
    • Lebanon [Russell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lebanon
      • Lebanon [Russell County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Atwell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,184 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lebanon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lebanon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lebanon<3>
  • Smyth County (VA)
    • Cardwell Town [Smyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cardwell Town
      • Cardwell Town [Smyth County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Atwell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cardwell Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cardwell Town
    • Saltville [Smyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saltville
      • Saltville [Smyth County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the south of Atwell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,895 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saltville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saltville<3>
    • Marion [Smyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
      • Marion [Smyth County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Atwell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,555 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<3>
    • Chilhowie [Smyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chilhowie
      • Chilhowie [Smyth County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Atwell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,698 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<3>
    • Atkins [Smyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atkins
      • Atkins [Smyth County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Atwell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Atkins have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atkins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Atkins<3>
  • Tazewell County (VA)
    • Bishop [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bishop
      • Bishop [Tazewell County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Atwell
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Bishop. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bishop
    • Dunford Village [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunford Village
      • Dunford Village [Tazewell County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Atwell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dunford Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunford Village
    • Red Ash [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Ash
      • Red Ash [Tazewell County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Atwell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Ash have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Ash
    • Richlands [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richlands
      • Richlands [Tazewell County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Atwell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,224 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richlands
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richlands<3>
    • Cedar Bluff [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Bluff
      • Cedar Bluff [Tazewell County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Atwell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 998 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Bluff
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cedar Bluff<3>
    • Raven [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raven
      • Raven [Tazewell County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Atwell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raven
    • Abbs Valley [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abbs Valley
      • Abbs Valley [Tazewell County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Atwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abbs Valley
    • Maxwell [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maxwell
      • Maxwell [Tazewell County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Atwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maxwell
    • Pisgah [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pisgah
      • Pisgah [Tazewell County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Atwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pisgah
    • Claypool Hill [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Claypool Hill
      • Claypool Hill [Tazewell County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Atwell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Claypool Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Claypool Hill
    • Pounding Mill [Tazewell County]
    • Wittens Mills [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wittens Mills
      • Wittens Mills [Tazewell County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Atwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wittens Mills
  • Washington County (VA)
    • Fleet [Washington County]
    • Glade Spring [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glade Spring
      • Glade Spring [Washington County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Atwell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,402 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glade Spring
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glade Spring<3>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Atwell, see our County-by-County Page for Atwell.

Newspapers Published in Atwell ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 5 newspapers that have been published in the area around Atwell.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Atwell, there are papers which were published within 11 miles [17.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Atwell.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Atwell:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Kentucky
    • Stories from Virginia
    • Stories from West Virginia

Cemeteries Near Atwell ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Atwell.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Atwell covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Riffe Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Riffe Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Riffe Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riffe Cemetery
  • Deskins Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Deskins Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Deskins Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deskins Cemetery
  • Atwell Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Atwell Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Atwell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atwell Cemetery
  • Puckett Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Puckett Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Puckett Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Puckett Cemetery
  • Rose Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rose Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rose Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rose Cemetery
  • Hagerman Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hagerman Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hagerman Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hagerman Cemetery
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    • Oak Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oak Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oak Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove Cemetery
    • Rowe Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rowe Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rowe Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rowe Cemetery
    • Lomax Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lomax Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lomax Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lomax Cemetery
    • Blevins Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Blevins Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Blevins Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blevins Cemetery
    • Rowe Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rowe Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rowe Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rowe Cemetery
    • Woods Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Woods Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Woods Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woods Cemetery
    • Mitchell Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mitchell Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mitchell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mitchell Cemetery
    • Buckeye Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Buckeye Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Buckeye Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buckeye Cemetery
    • Roe Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Roe Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Roe Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roe Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

While we didn't find Atwell in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Atwell.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Atwell, with the one closest to Atwell listed first.

  • Bradshaw [McDowell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bradshaw
    • Bradshaw [McDowell County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Atwell
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 258 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bradshaw had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bradshaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bradshaw
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bradshaw<3>
  • Bearwallow [Buchanan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bearwallow
    • Bearwallow [Buchanan County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Atwell
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 18 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bearwallow had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bearwallow
  • Iaeger [McDowell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iaeger
    • Iaeger [McDowell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Atwell
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 51 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 232 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Iaeger had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iaeger have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iaeger
  • Pleasant Hill [Tazewell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hill
    • Pleasant Hill [Tazewell County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Atwell
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pleasant Hill had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Hill
  • Harman [Tazewell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harman
    • Harman [Tazewell County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Atwell
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Harman had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harman
  • Sayersville [Tazewell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sayersville
    • Sayersville [Tazewell County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Atwell
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 11 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Sayersville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sayersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sayersville
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    • Shack Mills [Buchanan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shack Mills
      • Shack Mills [Buchanan County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Atwell
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 21 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Shack Mills had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shack Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shack Mills
    • North Spring [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Spring
      • North Spring [Wyoming County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Atwell
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 129 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, North Spring had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Spring
    • Shraders [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shraders
      • Shraders [Tazewell County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Atwell
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 8 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Shraders had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shraders have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shraders
    • Hanover [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hanover
      • Hanover [Wyoming County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Atwell
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hanover had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hanover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanover
    • Gap Store [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gap Store
      • Gap Store [Tazewell County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Atwell
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 62 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Gap Store had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gap Store have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gap Store
    • Lincoln [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln
      • Lincoln [Wyoming County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Atwell
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lincoln had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincoln have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln
    • Richlands [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richlands
      • Richlands [Tazewell County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Atwell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,224 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Richlands had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richlands
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richlands<3>
    • Baileysville [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baileysville
      • Baileysville [Wyoming County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Atwell
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Baileysville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baileysville
    • Doran [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Doran
      • Doran [Tazewell County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Atwell
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Doran had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Doran have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Doran
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Doran<3>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Atwell. See our List of 1890's Communities around Atwell.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Atwell ...

While our initial data about Atwell came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Atwell in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Atwell.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

SPV's Comprehensive Railroad Atlas of North America - Appalachia & Piedmont
Written by: Walker, Mike
Published by Steam Powered Video (SPV), 2004
(Available from Amazon.com)

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Atwell. See our Misc Page for Atwell for more information.

Find a Community in West Virginia

About McDowell County

About West Virginia

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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- Atwell) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Atwell. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3493, Longitude: -81.7626       In this case, the coordinates for Atwell have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Atwell, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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