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Welcome to Abell ...

Abell is located on Clement Bay.

Abell is located in Saint Mary's County<1>.


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


While we don't have a date for the founding of Abell, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1900.

Abell is near sea level<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Abell: (301) & (240)<4>

The ZIP code for Abell: 20606<5>

Communities Also Named Abell ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 2 communities that are also named Abell - they are located in Texas and Virginia.

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

Communities near Abell ...

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

  • Leonardtown
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leonardtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leonardtown
    • Leonardtown is located in Saint Mary's County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,912 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leonardtown <6>
  • Colonial Beach
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
  • Montross
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montross
    • Montross is located in Westmoreland County (VA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 392 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montross <6>
  • Clements
    (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clements have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clements
    • Clements is located in Saint Mary's County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clements <6>
  • Cobb Island
    (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cobb Island have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cobb Island
    • Cobb Island is located in Charles County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cobb Island <6>
  • Hurry
    (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hurry
    • Hurry is located in Saint Mary's County
  • Rock Point
    (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Point
    • Rock Point is located in Charles County
  • Bryant Town
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bryant Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bryant Town
    • Bryant Town is located in Westmoreland County (VA)
  • Chaptico
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chaptico have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chaptico
    • Chaptico is located in Saint Mary's County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chaptico <6>
  • Helen
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Helen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Helen
    • Helen is located in Saint Mary's County

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Abell ...

Looking for more information about Abell? 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 Abell, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Abell.

Adding Abell to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Abell was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Abell post office opened in 1900.

We also found Abell on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Maryland (1911).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Abell.

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

The official website for Saint Mary's County: www.co.saint-marys.md.us/

The official website for State of Maryland: www.maryland.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Maryland's counties, including Saint Mary's, 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Abell - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (240) is an overlay for area code (301).
<5>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 community (such as Abell). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Abell or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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