Atkinson, Indiana

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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = Indiana
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Benton
subdivision_type3 = Township
subdivision_name3 = Center
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latd = 40
latm = 33
lats = 46
latNS = N
longd = 87
longm = 14
longs = 48
longEW = W
elevation_footnotes = GR|3
elevation_ft = 774
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postal_code = 47971
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blank_info = 18-02566GR|2
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Atkinson is an extinct town in Center Township, Benton County, Indiana. The site of Atkinson is home to the county's only junior/senior high school, Benton Central. The town was named for Cephas Atkinson and served as a shipping point on the Big Four railway. Its population in the 1920s was from 10 to 15. [cite book
last = Birch
first = Jesse Setlington
title = History of Benton County and Historic Oxford
origyear = 1928
year = 1942
month =
publisher = Craw & Craw
location = Oxford, Indiana
pages = p. 200
chapter = Towns of the County
]

Geography

Atkinson is located at coor dms|40|33|46|N|87|14|48|W|city on the border of Center Township and Oak Grove Township. U.S. Route 52 and the Kankakee, Beaverville and Southern Railroad both pass northwest through the town.

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