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Abingdon, Illinois

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Welcome to Abingdon ...

The pronunciation of Abingdon: AB-ing-duhn<1>

The city of Abingdon is located in Knox County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2015, Abingdon has a population of 3,182 people<2> (see below for details).

Abingdon was established in 1828.

The community of Abingdon is 750 feet [229 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Abingdon lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Abingdon: (309)

The ZIP code for Abingdon: 61410<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Abingdon had a population of 3,319 people (or 6.27% of the total population of Knox County). This makes Abingdon the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Abingdon represents 0.03% of the total population of Illinois (which has 12,830,632 people), making it the state's 410th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,319 people, the population of Abingdon decreased 8.11% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,612 people).

Taken from the 2015 Census Estimates, Abingdon had an population of 3,182 people. This is a decrease of 4.13% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 11.9% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Abingdon.

Communities near Abingdon ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Abingdon and not the distance if driven.<5>.

Community   2015
Alexis   [Map]   809   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Avon   [Map]   757   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Bushnell   [Map]   2,976   S   18 miles [29 km]
East Galesburg   [Map]   796   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Galesburg   [Map]   31,273   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Kirkwood   [Map]   704   W   18 miles [29 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Abingdon.

Communities Also Named Abingdon ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 6 communities that are also named Abingdon - they are located in Iowa, Maryland, North Carolina, Ontario, South Carolina and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Abingdon.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Abingdon. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Abingdon. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Abingdon. Our list includes 17 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Abingdon:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Abingdon ...

Looking for more information about Abingdon? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Abingdon, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Abingdon.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People are finding Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Abingdon. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
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PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
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Auto RentalChiropractors 
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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Illinois

About Knox County

About Illinois

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Abingdon. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation. While it might not be exactly right, it should be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Abingdon.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Abingdon - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Abingdon). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Abingdon or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Abingdon. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Abingdon) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Abingdon. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Abingdon

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Abingdon. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.8036, Longitude: -90.4009     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Abingdon have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Abingdon.


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