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Welcome to Abingdon ...

Abingdon is located in Jefferson County<1>.

Abingdon is 770 feet [235 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Adding Abingdon to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Abingdon 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 Abingdon was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Abingdon on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Iowa (1911).

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

Communities Also Named Abingdon ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 6 communities that are also named Abingdon - they are located in Illinois, Maryland, North Carolina, Ontario, South Carolina and Virginia.

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

Communities near Abingdon ...

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

  • Ottumwa [Wapello County]
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    • Ottumwa [Wapello County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the west of Abingdon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,375 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ottumwa
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ottumwa<4>
  • Fairfield [Jefferson County]
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    • Fairfield [Jefferson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the southeast of Abingdon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,500 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairfield have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairfield<4>
  • Sigourney [Keokuk County]
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    • Sigourney [Keokuk County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the north of Abingdon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,980 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sigourney have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sigourney
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sigourney<4>
  • Maharishi Vedic City [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maharishi Vedic City
    • Maharishi Vedic City [Jefferson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the east of Abingdon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,288 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maharishi Vedic City have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maharishi Vedic City
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Eldon [Wapello County]
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      • Eldon [Wapello County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the south of Abingdon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 915 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eldon have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eldon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eldon<4>
    • Hedrick [Keokuk County]
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      • Hedrick [Keokuk County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the northwest of Abingdon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 743 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hedrick have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hedrick
    • Fremont [Mahaska County]
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      • Fremont [Mahaska County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the northwest of Abingdon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 727 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fremont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fremont<4>
    • Brighton [Washington County]
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      • Brighton [Washington County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the east of Abingdon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 641 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brighton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brighton<4>
    • Agency [Wapello County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Agency
      • Agency [Wapello County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the southwest of Abingdon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 641 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Agency have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Agency
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Agency<4>
    • Richland [Keokuk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richland
      • Richland [Keokuk County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the northeast of Abingdon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 582 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richland<4>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Abingdon ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Jefferson County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Iowa's counties, including Jefferson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Abingdon - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Abingdon) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Abingdon. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AbingdonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Abingdon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.0821, Longitude: -92.1388    
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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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