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Welcome to Abel ...

Abel is located in Cleburne County<1>.

The location of Abel has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Abel is 960 feet [293 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Note: If you travel east from Abel (for example, toward Jake (GA)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Telephone area codes for Abel: (256) & (938)<4>

Communities Also Named Abel ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Abel - they are located in Georgia and Nebraska.

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

Communities near Abel ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Abel.

  • Anniston [Calhoun County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anniston
    • Anniston [Calhoun County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Abel
    • Estimated population in 2019: 21,287 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anniston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anniston<6>
  • Oxford [Calhoun County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oxford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oxford
    • Oxford [Calhoun County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the west of Abel
    • Estimated population in 2019: 21,225 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oxford<6>
  • Jacksonville [Calhoun County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jacksonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jacksonville
    • Jacksonville [Calhoun County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Abel
    • Estimated population in 2019: 12,544 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jacksonville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jacksonville<6>
  • Heflin [Cleburne County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heflin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heflin
    • Heflin [Cleburne County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Abel
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,409 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heflin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Heflin<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Weaver [Calhoun County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weaver have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weaver
      • Weaver [Calhoun County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Abel
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,061 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weaver
    • Lineville [Clay County]
    • Munford [Talladega County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Munford
      • Munford [Talladega County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the west of Abel
      • Estimated population in 2015: 1,259 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Munford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Munford<6>
    • Hobson City [Calhoun County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hobson City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hobson City
      • Hobson City [Calhoun County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Abel
      • Estimated population in 2019: 755 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hobson City
    • Blue Mountain [Calhoun County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Mountain
      • Blue Mountain [Calhoun County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Abel
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Mountain
    • Edwardsville [Cleburne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edwardsville
      • Edwardsville [Cleburne County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Abel
      • Estimated population in 2019: 196 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edwardsville

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Abel. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Abel.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Abel. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Abel.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Abel. See our Newspapers Page for Abel.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Abel ...

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

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Abel, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Abel.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Cleburne County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Cleburne, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Abel - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256).
<5>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Abel) 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 Abel. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Abel

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Abel. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5487, Longitude: -85.7125       In this case, the coordinates for Abel have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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