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Communities Also Named Abilene ...

We have found six communities that share the name Abilene.

Within Alberta, the name Abilene is unique.

Beyond Alberta, we know of another six communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Saline County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Abilene [Saline County].
    • California
      • Tulare County
      • This Abilene is located in Tulare County and lies 1,292 miles [2,079.3 km]<2> to the south southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abilene
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tulare County community of Abilene.
    • Georgia
      • Carroll County
      • This Abilene is located in Carroll County and lies 1,908 miles [3,070.6 km]<2> to the southeast.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carroll County community of Abilene.
    • Kansas
      • Dickinson County
      • This Abilene is located in Dickinson County and lies 1,243 miles [2,000.4 km]<2> to the southeast.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dickinson County community of Abilene.
    • Texas
      • Taylor County
      • This Abilene is located in Taylor County and lies 1,603 miles [2,579.8 km]<2> to the south southeast.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Taylor County community of Abilene.
    • Virginia
      • Charlotte County
      • This Abilene is located in Charlotte County and lies 1,947 miles [3,133.4 km]<2> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abilene
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Charlotte County community of Abilene.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Abilene ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Flat Lake
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flat Lake came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flat Lake
    • Flat Lake lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the east of Abilene
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  • Fork Lake
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fork Lake came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fork Lake
    • Fork Lake lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the north of Abilene
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  • Goodfish Lake
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goodfish Lake came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodfish Lake
    • Goodfish Lake lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the northwest of Abilene
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  • Horseshoe Bay
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horseshoe Bay came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horseshoe Bay
    • Horseshoe Bay lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Abilene
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  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Hoselaw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hoselaw came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoselaw
      • Hoselaw lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the east of Abilene
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    • Owlseye
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Owlseye came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Owlseye
      • Owlseye lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Abilene
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    • Pelican Narrows
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pelican Narrows came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pelican Narrows
      • Pelican Narrows lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the east of Abilene
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    • Rich Lake
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rich Lake
      • Rich Lake lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the north of Abilene
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    • Saddle Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saddle Lake came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saddle Lake
      • Saddle Lake lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Abilene
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How Far From Abilene to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Abilene to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Abilene and extending to:

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    • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 90 miles [144.8 km]<2> to the west southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Abilene to Edmonton, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,683 miles [2,708.5 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 66 days and walking would take 96 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,174 miles [9,936.1 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,942 miles [11,172.1 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,019 miles [8,077.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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The official website for Province of Alberta: https://www.alberta.ca/

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Abilene could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong . Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Abilene) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Abilene. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.1102, Longitude: -111.4911    
<3>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<4>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<5>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Abilene to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 332.198 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 332.97 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 319.706 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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