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Welcome to Abel ...
The location of Abel has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
While we don't have a date for the founding of Abel, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.
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 Bowdon (GA)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).
Telephone area codes for Abel: (256) and (938)<4>
Communities Also Named Abel ...
Using our Gazetteer, we 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.
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.
Adding Abel to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Abel in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Abel was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Abel on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Alabama (1911).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Abel.
Off-the-Road Links ...
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This page was last modified/updated: 07 Dec 2023