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Welcome to Abingdon ...

The city of Abingdon is located in Knox County<1>.

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

The pronunciation of Abingdon: AB-ing-duhn<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Abingdon has a population of 3,051 people<4> (see below for details).

Abingdon was established in 1828.

The community of Abingdon is 750 feet [229 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

The telephone area code for Abingdon: (309)

The ZIP code for Abingdon: 61410<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Abingdon had an population of 3,051 people. This is a decrease of 8.07% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 15.53% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Abingdon had a population of 3,319 people (or 6.27% of the total population of Knox County). This makes Abingdon the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Abingdon represents 0.03% of the total population of Illinois (which has 12,830,632 people), making it the state's 410th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,319 people, the population of Abingdon decreased 8.11% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,612 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Abingdon.

Communities Also Named Abingdon ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 6 communities that are also named Abingdon - they are located in Iowa, 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.

  • Galesburg [Knox County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Galesburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Galesburg
    • Galesburg [Knox County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the north of Abingdon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 30,197 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galesburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Galesburg<8>
  • Monmouth [Warren County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monmouth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monmouth
    • Monmouth [Warren County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the northwest of Abingdon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,886 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monmouth
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monmouth<8>
  • Bushnell [McDonough County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bushnell
    • Bushnell [McDonough County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the south of Abingdon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,866 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bushnell
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bushnell<8>
  • Knoxville [Knox County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knoxville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knoxville
    • Knoxville [Knox County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the northeast of Abingdon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,726 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knoxville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Knoxville<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Roseville [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roseville
      • Roseville [Warren County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the west of Abingdon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 898 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roseville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roseville<8>
    • Wataga [Knox County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wataga have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wataga
      • Wataga [Knox County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the northeast of Abingdon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 786 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wataga
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wataga<8>
    • Alexis [Mercer County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alexis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alexis
      • Alexis [Mercer County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the northwest of Abingdon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 777 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alexis<8>
    • East Galesburg [Knox County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Galesburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Galesburg
      • East Galesburg [Knox County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the northeast of Abingdon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 774 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Galesburg
    • Avon [Fulton County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Avon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Avon
      • Avon [Fulton County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the south of Abingdon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 714 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Avon<8>
    • Kirkwood [Warren County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kirkwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirkwood
      • Kirkwood [Warren County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the west of Abingdon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 675 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirkwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kirkwood<8>

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. Our list includes 17 papers. 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Abingdon, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Abingdon.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Illinois

About Knox County

About Illinois

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 Illinois: https://illinois.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including Knox, 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 pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Abingdon. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Abingdon.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Abingdon - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Abingdon). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Abingdon or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Abingdon) 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 Abingdon. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Abingdon

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Abingdon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.8036, Longitude: -90.4009       In this case, the coordinates for Abingdon have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>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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