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Welcome to Abell ...

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

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


Abell would have been located within present day Charlotte County<2>.

The location of Abell has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Abell is 620 feet [189 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: The area where Abell was located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

If Abell still existed, it would have been in the (434) area code.

Communities Also Named Abell ...

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

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.

  • Appomattox [Appomattox County]
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    • Appomattox [Appomattox County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Abell
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,808 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Appomattox
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Appomattox<6>
  • Brookneal [Campbell County]
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    • Brookneal [Campbell County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the west of Abell
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,104 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookneal
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brookneal<6>
  • Charlotte Court House [Charlotte County]
  • Drakes Branch [Charlotte County]
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    • Drakes Branch [Charlotte County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Abell
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 492 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Drakes Branch have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Drakes Branch
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Drakes Branch<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Pamplin City [Appomattox County]
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      • Pamplin City [Appomattox County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Abell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 227 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pamplin City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pamplin City<6>
    • Phenix [Charlotte County]
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      • Phenix [Charlotte County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the east of Abell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 211 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Phenix have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Clover [Halifax County]
    • Rough Creek [Charlotte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rough Creek
      • Rough Creek [Charlotte County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Abell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rough Creek
    • Nathalie [Halifax County]
    • Cullen [Charlotte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cullen
      • Cullen [Charlotte County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the east of Abell
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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.

Adding Abell to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Abell was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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

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About Charlotte County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Charlotte County: www.co.charlotte.va.us/

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

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 Abell, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Charlotte, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>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.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Abell - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Abell) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Abell. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.0715, Longitude: -78.8508       In this case, the coordinates for Abell have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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