Welcome to Aiken ...
Aiken is located in the Texas Panhandle.
Aiken is located in Floyd County<1>.
The location of Aiken has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
When the people of Aiken refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Aikenite<3>
Aiken is 3,300 feet [1,006 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Aiken is about ¾ mile [or 1 km] above sea level.
Time Zone: Aiken lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Aiken is located in the (806) area code.
The ZIP code for Aiken: 79221<5>
Communities Also Named Aiken ...
While we believe that this Aiken is located in Floyd County, we know of another 2 Texas communities named Aiken. Those communities are located in the following counties: Bell 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.
Communities near Aiken ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Aiken.
- Plainview [Hale County]
- Floydada [Floyd County]
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Floydada
- Floydada [Floyd County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Aiken
- Population from the 2020 Census: 2,654 people
- Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Floydada have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Floydada
- Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Floydada<7>
- Hale Center [Hale County]
- Lockney [Floyd County]
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lockney
- Lockney [Floyd County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the east of Aiken
- Population from the 2020 Census: 1,619 people
- Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lockney have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Lockney
- Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lockney<7>
- Continue List (6 more) ...
- Petersburg [Hale County]
- Kress [Swisher County]
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kress
- Kress [Swisher County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Aiken
- Population from the 2020 Census: 678 people
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Kress
- Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kress<7>
- Sterley [Floyd County] - Historic
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sterley
- Sterley [Floyd County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Aiken
- Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sterley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
- Seth Ward [Hale County]
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seth Ward
- Seth Ward [Hale County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Aiken
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Seth Ward
- Della Plain [Floyd County] - Historic
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Della Plain
- Della Plain [Floyd County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Aiken
- Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Della Plain. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<8>
- South Plains [Floyd 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 Aiken. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Aiken.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Aiken. 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 Aiken.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Aiken. See our Newspapers Page for Aiken.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Aiken ...
Looking for more information about Aiken? 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 Aiken, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Aiken.
Other Roadside Stops ...
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Off-the-Road Links ...
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The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/
|<1>||If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Floyd, 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>||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>||The elevation is an estimate for the area around Aiken - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.|
|<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 Aiken). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Aiken or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).|
|<6>||Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Aiken) 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 Aiken. 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 AikenOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Aiken. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1423, Longitude: -101.5257 In this case, the coordinates for Aiken have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).|
|<7>||While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.|
|<8>||An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.|