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Welcome to Aiken ...

So far, we found very little information about Aiken. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Aiken to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. We would especially like to find the location of Aiken - knowing its coordinates, we can explore things like its relationship to neighboring communities, nearby cemeteries, etc. If you can help us with Aiken, please Contact Us.

Aiken was located

While we don't have the exact location of Aiken , we believe that it would have been located within present day Bell County<2>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Aiken, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1868.

When the people of Aiken referred to themselves (known as a demonym), they are believed to have used Aikenite<3>

Time Zone: The area where Aiken was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Aiken would have been located in the (254) area code.

Websites for Aiken ...

Junior League:

Communities Also Named Aiken ...

While we believe that this Aiken is located in Bell County, we know of another 2 Texas communities named Aiken. Those communities are located in the following counties: Floyd and Shelby County.

Beyond Texas, there are 10 communities that are also named Aiken - they are located in Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Mississippi, Pennsylvania and South Carolina.

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

Adding Aiken to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Aiken in the GNIS. For more information, see the Referenced GNIS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Aiken was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<4>

From that list, the Aiken post office opened in 1868.

We also found Aiken in the book titled List of Post Offices in the United States (1870).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Aiken.

The official website for Bell County:

The official website for State of Texas:

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Aiken, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Bell, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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 Aiken 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 Aiken may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:




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