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Welcome to Abingdon ...
The location of Abingdon has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Abingdon has a population of 7,867 people<3> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Abingdon.
Abingdon is 2,020 feet [616 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Abingdon lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Abingdon is within the boundaries of the (276) area code.
Websites for Abingdon ...
Official Website: www.abingdon.com/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Abingdon had an population of 7,867 people. This is a decrease of 3.96% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.12% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Abingdon had a population of 8,191 people (which is 14.93% of the total population of Washington County). This makes Abingdon the county's most populous community.
The population of Abingdon represents 0.1% of the total population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 45th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 8,191 people, the population of Abingdon increased 5.28% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 7,780 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Abingdon.
Adding Abingdon to Our Gazetteer ...
As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.
We originally found mention of Abingdon in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, we also found mention of Abingdon elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Abingdon on a Rand McNally Map of Virginia (1911).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Abingdon on our Genealogy Page.
Communities Also Named Abingdon ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 6 communities that are also named Abingdon - they are located in Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, North Carolina, Ontario and South Carolina.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Abingdon.
Communities near Abingdon ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Abingdon.
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 Abingdon. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Abingdon.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Abingdon. 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 Abingdon.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Abingdon. Our list includes 31 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Abingdon.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Abingdon ...
Looking for more information about Abingdon? 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 Abingdon, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Abingdon.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Abingdon: www.abingdon.com/
The official website for Washington County: www.washcova.com/
The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/
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This page was last modified: 11 May 2021