Atwood, Kansas

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Atwood, Kansas
Rawlins County Courthouse (2010)
Motto(s): 
"Pride of the Prairie"
Location within Rawlins County and Kansas
Location within Rawlins County and Kansas
KDOT map of Rawlins County (legend)
Coordinates: 39°48′32″N 101°2′29″W / 39.80889°N 101.04139°W / 39.80889; -101.04139Coordinates: 39°48′32″N 101°2′29″W / 39.80889°N 101.04139°W / 39.80889; -101.04139
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyRawlins
Area
 • Total1.10 sq mi (2.85 km2)
 • Land1.04 sq mi (2.69 km2)
 • Water0.06 sq mi (0.16 km2)
Elevation
2,858 ft (871 m)
Population
 • Total1,194
 • Estimate 
(2016)[3]
1,209
 • Density1,100/sq mi (420/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67730
Area code785
FIPS code20-03150 [4]
GNIS ID0470991 [5]
Websiteatwoodkansas.com

Atwood is a city in Rawlins County, Kansas, United States.[6] It is also the county seat of Rawlins County. In 2010, 1,194 people lived there.[7]

History[change | change source]

In 1875, T.A. Andrews and J.M. Matheny went to Rawlins County. They started a town site about two miles east of the current city. The city of Attwood (with two t's) was named after Attwood Matheny. He was the 14-year-old son who went with his father on the trip. In 1882, the U.S. Post Office requested permission to drop one "t" thus becoming Atwood. In 1881, Atwood became the county seat of Rawlins County.[8][9]

Geography[change | change source]

Atwood is at 39°48′32″N 101°2′29″W / 39.80889°N 101.04139°W / 39.80889; -101.04139 (39.808971, −101.041370).[10] The United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 1.10 square miles (2.85 km2). Of that, 1.04 square miles (2.69 km2) is land and 0.06 square miles (0.16 km2) is water.[1]

Climate[change | change source]

The Köppen Climate Classification system says that Atwood has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.[11]

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People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890450
19004868.0%
191068039.9%
192091935.1%
19301,10620.3%
19401,40827.3%
19501,61314.6%
19601,90618.2%
19701,658−13.0%
19801,6650.4%
19901,388−16.6%
20001,279−7.9%
20101,194−6.6%
2016 (est.)1,209[3]1.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[change | change source]

The 2010 census says that there were 1,194 people, 568 households, and 299 families living in Atwood.[2]

Famous people[change | change source]

Katie Uhlaender (born July 17, 1984) is an American skeleton racer who has competed since 2003. She won four medals at the FIBT World Championships with one silver (women's skeleton: 2008) and three bronzes (women's skeleton: 2007, mixed bobsleigh-skeleton team event: 2008, 2009).

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on January 12, 2012. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  4. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  7. "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved March 27, 2011.
  8. Atwood history Archived November 7, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  9. Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, Etc. Standard Publishing Company. p. 118. ISBN 9780722249055.
  10. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  11. Climate Summary for Atwood, Kansas
  12. Moss, Irv. "Uhlaender, big-league outfielder and scout, dies," The Denver Post, Friday, February 13, 2009. Archived May 24, 2011, at the Wayback Machine

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