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Welcome to Abell ...

So far, we 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 we don't have a date for the founding of Abell, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1889.

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

The location where Abell once stood is in the (434) area code.

Communities Also Named Abell ...

Using our Gazetteer, we 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
  • Brookneal
  • Charlotte Court House
  • Drakes Branch
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Drakes Branch
    • Drakes Branch 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>
  • Pamplin City
  • Phenix
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phenix
    • Phenix 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.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phenix
  • Clover
  • Rough Creek
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rough Creek
    • Rough Creek lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Abell.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rough Creek
  • Rabat
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rabat
    • Rabat lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Abell.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rabat have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rabat
  • Nathalie

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.

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 1889.

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Abell.

The official website for Charlotte County:

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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 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.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:




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