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Welcome to Abingdon ...

The town of Abingdon is located in Washington County and is the County Seat for Washington County.

The location of Abingdon has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Abingdon has a population of 7,981 people<2> (see below for details).

Abingdon is 2,020 feet [616 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Abingdon lies within the (276) area code.

Population Details ...

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 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 (with a count of 7,780 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Abingdon had an population of 7,981 people. This is a decrease of 2.56% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2.58% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Abingdon.

Communities near Abingdon ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive.<4>.

Community   2017
Bristol (TN)   [Map]   26,842   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Collingwood (TN)   [Map]   ---   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Hunter Hills (TN)   [Map]   ---   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Mountain City (TN)   [Map]   2,409   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Winchester (TN)   [Map]   ---   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Bristol   [Map]   16,790   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Abingdon.

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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Abingdon. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Abingdon. Our list includes 31 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Abingdon:

Websites for Abingdon ...

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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.

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 ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Abingdon.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Abingdon - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Abingdon) 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 Abingdon. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Abingdon

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Abingdon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.7087, Longitude: -81.9706     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Abingdon have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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