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Atwood, Indiana
Methodist church
Methodist church
Atwood, Indiana is located in Indiana
Atwood, Indiana
Atwood, Indiana
Location in Indiana
Atwood, Indiana is located in the United States
Atwood, Indiana
Atwood, Indiana
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Indiana
County Kosciusko
Township Prairie
823 ft (251 m)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
FIPS code 18-02638
GNIS feature ID 430332

Atwood is an unincorporated community in Prairie Township, Kosciusko County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.


Originally named "Mount Ruska," Atwood was laid out as a village on September 29, 1857. It was an important trading point due to the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne, and Chicago Railway passing through its boundaries. By a petition of the citizens in 1865, the town's name was officially changed to Atwood.


Atwood is located at 41°15′39″N 85°58′31″W / 41.26083°N 85.97528°W / 41.26083; -85.97528, near Hoffman Lake.

Notable people

  • Harold Achor; Justice of the Indiana Supreme Court
  • Emery Andrew Rovenstine; renowned anesthesiologist
  • Hobart Creighton; Speaker of the Indiana House of Representatives (1942-1948), Republican nominee for Indiana Governor (1948)
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