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Atkinson
Unincorporated town
Benton County's location in Indiana
Benton County's location in Indiana
Country United States
State Indiana
County Benton
Township Center
Elevation 774 ft (236 m)
ZIP code 47971
FIPS code 18-02566
GNIS feature ID 430324

Atkinson is an unincorporated town in Center Township, Benton County, Indiana. The site of Atkinson is home to the county's only junior/senior high school, Benton Central.

History

A post office was established at Atkinson in 1873, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1923. The town was named for W. J. Atkinson and served as a shipping point on the Big Four railway.

Its population in the 1920s was from 10 to 15.

Geography

Atkinson is located at 40°33′46″N 87°14′48″W / 40.56278°N 87.24667°W / 40.56278; -87.24667 on the border of Center and Oak Grove Townships. U.S. Route 52 and the Kankakee, Beaverville and Southern Railroad both pass northwest through the town.

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