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Abernathy, Alabama
(Cleburne County)

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Welcome to Abernathy ...

Abernathy is located in Cleburne County<1>.

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

Abernathy is 1,020 feet [311 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Note: While Abernathy is in the Central Time Zone, the area just to the east is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Telephone area codes for Abernathy: (256) and (938)<4>

Communities Also Named Abernathy ...

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

Communities near Abernathy ...

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

  • Carrollton [Carroll County]
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    • Carrollton [Carroll County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Abernathy
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,450 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carrollton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carrollton<6>
  • Bremen [Haralson County]
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    • Bremen [Haralson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Abernathy
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,818 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bremen
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bremen<6>
  • Tyus [Carroll County]
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    • Tyus [Carroll County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Abernathy
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,525 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tyus have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tyus
  • Heflin [Cleburne County]
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    • Heflin [Cleburne County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the west of Abernathy
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,408 people
    • 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 Google Maps centered on Heflin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Heflin<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Tallapoosa [Haralson County]
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      • Tallapoosa [Haralson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Abernathy
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,231 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tallapoosa<6>
    • Bowdon Junction [Carroll County]
    • Bowdon [Carroll County]
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      • Bowdon [Carroll County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Abernathy
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,089 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowdon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bowdon<6>
    • Mount Zion [Carroll County]
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      • Mount Zion [Carroll County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Abernathy
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,888 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Zion
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Zion<6>
    • Buchanan [Haralson County]
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      • Buchanan [Haralson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Abernathy
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,196 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buchanan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buchanan<6>
    • Fairlawn Estates [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairlawn Estates
      • Fairlawn Estates [Carroll County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Abernathy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 736 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairlawn Estates have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairlawn Estates

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 Abernathy. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Abernathy.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Abernathy.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Abernathy ...

Looking for more information about Abernathy? 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 Abernathy, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Abernathy.

Adding Abernathy to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Abernathy in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Abernathy was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Abernathy on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Alabama (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Abernathy on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Abernathy. 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 Abernathy - 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 from Point A (ie- Abernathy) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Abernathy. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6507, Longitude: -85.4075       In this case, the coordinates for Abernathy 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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