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Abel, Alabama

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The location of Abel

Welcome to Abel ...

Abel is located in Cleburne County.

The location of Abel has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

Abel is 960 feet [293 m] above sea level.<2>.

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 Bowdon (GA)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Telephone area codes for Abel: (256) & (938)<3>

Communities near Abel ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are driving.<4>.

Community   2017<5>
Anniston   [Map]   21,770   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Blue Mountain   [Map]   ---   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Edwardsville   [Map]   198   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Heflin   [Map]   3,425   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Hobson City   [Map]   764   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Jacksonville   [Map]   12,612   N   18 miles [29 km]

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

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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Abel. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 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 Abel.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

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 ...

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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.

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Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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

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<3>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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: 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     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Abel 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 Abel.

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