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Welcome to Abilene ...

Abilene is located in Charlotte County.

When the people of Abilene refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Abilenian<1>

Abilene is 570 feet [174 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Abilene is within the boundaries of the (434) area code.

Communities Also Named Abilene ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 6 communities that are also named Abilene - they are located in Alberta, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Kansas and Texas.

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

Communities near Abilene ...

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

  • Farmville [Prince Edward County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farmville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmville
    • Farmville [Prince Edward County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the northeast of Abilene
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Farmville
  • Keysville [Charlotte County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keysville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keysville
    • Keysville [Charlotte County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast of Abilene
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keysville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Keysville
  • Charlotte Court House [Charlotte County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Charlotte Court House have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charlotte Court House
    • Charlotte Court House [Charlotte County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest of Abilene
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charlotte Court House
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Charlotte Court House
  • Drakes Branch [Charlotte County]
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Drakes Branch
    • Drakes Branch [Charlotte County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south of Abilene
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Drakes Branch
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Drakes Branch
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Burkeville [Nottoway County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burkeville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burkeville
      • Burkeville [Nottoway County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the east of Abilene
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burkeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burkeville
    • Pamplin City [Appomattox County]
    • Phenix [Charlotte County]
      • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Phenix
      • Phenix [Charlotte County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the west of Abilene
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phenix
    • Darlington Heights [Prince Edward County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Darlington Heights
      • Darlington Heights [Prince Edward County] lies 5 miles [8 km] to the northwest of Abilene
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Darlington Heights
    • Blake Village [Prince Edward County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blake Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blake Village
      • Blake Village [Prince Edward County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast of Abilene
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blake Village
    • Hampden - Sydney [Prince Edward County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hampden - Sydney have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hampden - Sydney
      • Hampden - Sydney [Prince Edward County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast of Abilene
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hampden - Sydney

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Abilene ...

Looking for more information about Abilene? 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.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Virginia

About Charlotte County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Abilene 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 Abilene may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Abilene - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Abilene) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Abilene. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Abilene

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Abilene. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.1421, Longitude: -78.5440    






















 

 

 

 

 


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