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|Elevation||823 ft (251 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||430332|
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, near Hoffman Lake.
- 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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