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Abernathy, Alabama
(Calhoun County)

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Welcome to Abernathy ...

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

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

Abernathy would have been located within present day Calhoun County.

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

While the community is gone, the present day location for Abernathy is 1,220 feet [372 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: The area where Abernathy was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

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

Abernathy would have been located in the (256) and (938)<4> area codes.

Communities near Abernathy ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Abernathy and not the distance as if you drove.<5>.

Community   2017<6>
Anniston   [Map]   21,770   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Blue Mountain   [Map]   ---   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Edwardsville   [Map]   198   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Fruithurst   [Map]   281   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Heflin   [Map]   3,425   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Jacksonville   [Map]   12,612   W   10 miles [16.1 km]

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

Communities Also Named Abernathy ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Alabama communities named Abernathy: This one is located in Calhoun County and the other is located in Cleburne County.

Beyond Alabama, there are 5 communities that are also named Abernathy - they are located in Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas.

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

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 Abernathy. 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 Abernathy. 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 Abernathy.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Calhoun County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Calhoun County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

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 Abernathy, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<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.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Abernathy - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Abernathy) 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 Abernathy. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Abernathy

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Abernathy. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7968, Longitude: -85.5655     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Abernathy have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<6>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Abernathy.

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