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Welcome to Aberdeen ...

Aberdeen is located in Porter County<1>.

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

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

Aberdeen is 720 feet [219 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Note: If you travel east from Aberdeen (for example, toward Walkerton), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Aberdeen is located in the (219) area code.

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.

Communities Also Named Aberdeen ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two Indiana communities named Aberdeen: This one is located in Porter County and the other is located in Ohio County.

Beyond Indiana, there are 33 communities that are also named Aberdeen - they are located in Arkansas (2), British Columbia (2), California, Colorado, Florida (2), Georgia (3), Idaho, 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.

Communities near Aberdeen ...

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

  • Gary
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gary
    • Gary lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Aberdeen.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 74,693 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gary
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gary<6>
  • Portage
  • Merrillville
  • Valparaiso
  • Crown Point
  • Schererville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Schererville
    • Schererville lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Aberdeen.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,593 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Schererville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Schererville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Schererville<6>
  • Hobart
  • Highland
  • Saint John
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint John
    • Saint John lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Aberdeen.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,616 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint John have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint John
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint John<6>
  • Griffith

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Aberdeen ...

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

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

The official website for Porter County:

The official website for State of Indiana:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Indiana's counties, including Porter, 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 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 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Aberdeen - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Aberdeen) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Aberdeen. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.4389, Longitude: -87.1114       In this case, the coordinates for Aberdeen 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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