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Welcome to Aberdeen ...

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

We've added Aberdeen to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. We would especially like to find the location of Aberdeen - knowing its coordinates, we can explore things like its relationship to neighboring communities, nearby cemeteries, etc. If you can help us with Aberdeen, please Contact Us.

While we don't have the exact location of Aberdeen , we believe that it would have been located within present day Gunnison County<2>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Aberdeen, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1890.

Several communities named Aberdeen share the same reason for their choice of Aberdeen. We're speculating that it might apply here: Named after the city in Scotland.

When the people of Aberdeen referred to themselves (known as a demonym), they are believed to have used Aberdonian<3>

Time Zone: The area where Aberdeen was located is in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Aberdeen would have been located in the (970) area code.

Communities Also Named Aberdeen ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 33 communities that are also named Aberdeen - they are located in Arkansas (2), British Columbia (2), California, Florida (2), Georgia (3), Idaho, Indiana (2), Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina (2), Nova Scotia, Ohio, Ontario (2), Pennsylvania (2), Saskatchewan, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington and West Virginia.

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

Adding Aberdeen to Our Gazetteer ...

The earliest source we've referenced which mentioned Aberdeen was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<4>

From that list, the Aberdeen post office opened in 1890.

We also found Aberdeen in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Aberdeen.

The official website for Gunnison County:

The official website for State of Colorado:

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 Aberdeen, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Colorado's counties, including Gunnison, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Aberdeen refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Aberdeen may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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