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Welcome to Absher ...

Although we found mention of Absher during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Absher was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than a locale or some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it was a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists..

We've added Absher to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Absher, please Contact Us.


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

Absher is 900 feet [274 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: The area where we believe that Absher might be (or was) located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

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

We believe that Absher would be found within the (270) area code.

Communities Also Named Absher ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Absher - they are located in Illinois and Montana.

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

Communities near Absher ...

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

  • Campbellsville (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Campbellsville
    • Campbellsville lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the north of Absher and is located in Taylor County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,430 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Campbellsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Campbellsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Campbellsville<5>
  • Columbia (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbia
    • Columbia lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the southwest of Absher and is located in Adair County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,902 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Columbia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbia<5>
  • Russell Springs (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Russell Springs
    • Russell Springs lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the southeast of Absher and is located in Russell County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,649 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Russell Springs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Russell Springs<5>
  • Greensburg (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greensburg
    • Greensburg lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the northwest of Absher and is located in Green County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,057 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greensburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greensburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greensburg<5>
  • Jamestown (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamestown
    • Jamestown lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the southeast of Absher and is located in Russell County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,802 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jamestown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jamestown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jamestown<5>
  • Coburg (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coburg
    • Coburg lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the northwest of Absher and is located in Adair County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coburg
  • Kellyville (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kellyville
    • Kellyville lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the northwest of Absher and is located in Adair County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kellyville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kellyville
  • Purdy (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Purdy
    • Purdy lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the east of Absher and is located in Adair County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Purdy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Purdy
  • Dunbar Hill (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunbar Hill
    • Dunbar Hill lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the northeast of Absher and is located in Adair County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dunbar Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunbar Hill
  • Craycraft (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Craycraft
    • Craycraft lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the southeast of Absher and is located in Adair County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Craycraft have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craycraft

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Absher ...

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

Adding Absher to Our Gazetteer ...

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

We also found Absher on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1905).

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went north past Absher and then turned west". While Absher could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Absher as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Miller Creek to see Pete ... Miller Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Absher could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<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 elevation is an estimate for the area around Absher - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Absher) 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 Absher. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AbsherOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Absher. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.1687, Longitude: -85.2591       In this case, the coordinates for Absher have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>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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