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Welcome to Abilene ...

Abilene is located in Carroll County<1>.

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

When the people of Abilene refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Abilenian<3>

Abilene is 1,060 feet [323 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Abilene lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel west from Abilene (for example, toward Fruithurst (AL)), you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Area Codes for Abilene: (470)<5>, (678) & (770)

Adding Abilene to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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

In addition, we also found mention of Abilene elsewhere: The earliest map where we found it was on a .

We also found Abilene on a Rand McNally Map of Georgia (1911).

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

Communities Also Named Abilene ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 6 communities that are also named Abilene - they are located in Alberta, Arkansas, California, Kansas, Texas and Virginia.

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

Communities near Abilene ...

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

  • Hart Town [Carroll County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hart Town
    • Hart Town [Carroll County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Abilene
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,437 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hart Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hart Town
  • Tyus [Carroll County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tyus
    • Tyus [Carroll County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Abilene
    • 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
  • Chattahoochee Hills [Fulton County]
  • Home Place Acres [Paulding County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Home Place Acres
    • Home Place Acres [Paulding County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Abilene
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,350 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Home Place Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Home Place Acres
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Bowdon Junction [Carroll County]
    • Fairlawn Estates [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairlawn Estates
      • Fairlawn Estates [Carroll County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Abilene
      • 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
    • Bowers Ferry [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowers Ferry
      • Bowers Ferry [Carroll County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the south of Abilene
      • Estimated population in 2019: 485 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bowers Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowers Ferry
    • Ephesus Heights [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ephesus Heights
      • Ephesus Heights [Douglas County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the east of Abilene
      • Estimated population in 2019: 461 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ephesus Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ephesus Heights
    • Ranburne [Cleburne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ranburne
      • Ranburne [Cleburne County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of Abilene
      • Estimated population in 2019: 398 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ranburne
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ranburne<7>
    • Jake [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jake
      • Jake [Carroll County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the west of Abilene
      • Estimated population in 2019: 146 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jake

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

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Abilene. 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 Abilene.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Abilene ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Georgia

About Carroll County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Abilene. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Carroll County: www.carrollcountyga.com/

The official website for State of Georgia: https://georgia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Georgia's counties, including Carroll, 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>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 Abilene 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 Abilene may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Abilene - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Of the area codes for Abilene, area code (470, 678) is an overlay.
<6>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Abilene) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Abilene. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6493, Longitude: -85.0497       In this case, the coordinates for Abilene have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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