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Abernathy, Texas

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Welcome to Abernathy ...

The city of Abernathy is primarily located in Hale County. A portion of Abernathy extends into Lubbock County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2015, Abernathy has a population of 2,743 people<1> (see below for details).

Abernathy is 3,350 feet [1,021 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Abernathy is about ¾ mile [or ~1 km] above sea level.

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

The telephone area code for Abernathy: (806)

The ZIP code for Abernathy: 79311<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Abernathy had a population of 2,805 people (which is 7.73% of the total population of Hale County). This makes Abernathy the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Abernathy represents 0.01% of the population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 474th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,805 people, the population of Abernathy decreased 1.2% from the 2000 Census (that had a count of 2,839 people).

Taken from the 2015 Census Estimates, Abernathy had an population of 2,743 people. This is a decrease of 2.21% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.38% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Abernathy ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Abernathy and not the distance if you drove it.<4>.

Community   2015
Anton   [Map]   1,128   W   18 miles [29 km]
Becton   [Map]   ---   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Cotton Center   [Map]   ---   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Hale Center   [Map]   2,093   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Heckville - Historic   [Map]   ---   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Idalou   [Map]   2,337   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]

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

Communities Also Named Abernathy ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Abernathy - they are located in Alabama (2), Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee.

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

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 Abernathy. 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 Abernathy. 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 Abernathy.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Abernathy ...

Looking for more information about Abernathy? 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 Abernathy, 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 Abernathy.

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) Abernathy. 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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Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
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.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Abernathy.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Abernathy - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>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 Abernathy). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Abernathy or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Abernathy. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Abernathy) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Abernathy. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Abernathy

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Abernathy. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8323, Longitude: -101.8456     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Abernathy have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Abernathy.


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