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Welcome to Abbs Valley ...

So far, we have found very little information about Abbs Valley. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Abbs Valley to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Abbs Valley, please Contact Us.




Abbs Valley would have been located within present day Mercer County.

A typical abbreviation for Abbs Valley: Abbs Vly. (or less commonly used: Abbs Vally. or Abbs Vlly.)

See our Genealogy Helper Page for Abbs Valley for more information about variations on the name of Abbs Valley.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Abbs Valley is 2,290 feet [698 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Abbs Valley is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: The area where Abbs Valley was located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The location where Abbs Valley once stood is in the (304) and (681)<3> area codes.

Communities near Abbs Valley ...

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

Community   2016<5>
Population
DirectionDistance
Bluefield (VA)   [Map]   4,968   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Tazewell (VA)   [Map]   4,365   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Athens   [Map]   940   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Bluefield   [Map]   10,191   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Gary   [Map]   866   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Keystone   [Map]   243   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]

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

Communities Also Named Abbs Valley ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Abbs Valley - it's located in Virginia.

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

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 Abbs Valley. 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 Abbs Valley. 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 Abbs Valley.

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

Search for Local Businesses ...

We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities. Since Abbs Valley no longer exists, the following searches are centered on the area where it would have stood. 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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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>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Abbs Valley, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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

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<3>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Abbs Valley.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Abbs Valley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3037, Longitude: -81.3029     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Abbs Valley have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Abbs Valley.

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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 Abbs Valley.



 
 
 

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