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Welcome to Abbott ...

Abbott is located in Craig County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Abbott, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1873.

Abbott is 1,370 feet [418 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Abbott lies within the (540) area code.

Communities Also Named Abbott ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 15 communities that are also named Abbott - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Kentucky (2), Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Texas and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Abbott ...

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

  • Roanoke
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
  • Salem
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salem have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salem
    • Salem is located in Salem City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,340 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salem <3>
  • Vinton
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
  • Troutville
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
  • Fincastle
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
  • New Castle
    (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
  • Mason Cove
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mason Cove
    • Mason Cove is located in Roanoke County
  • Hanging Rock
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hanging Rock
    • Hanging Rock is located in Roanoke County
  • Sunset Village
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset Village
    • Sunset Village is located in Salem City
  • Daleville
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Abbott ...

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

Adding Abbott to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Abbott 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 Abbott was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<5>

From that list, the Abbott post office opened in 1873.

We also found Abbott in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Abbott.

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

The official website for Craig County:

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Craig, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Abbott - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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