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Welcome to Abingdon ...

The town of Abingdon is located in Washington County<1> and is the County Seat for Washington County.

The location of Abingdon has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Abingdon has a population of 7,963 people<3> (see below for details).

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

The telephone area code for Abingdon: (276)

Websites for Abingdon ...

Official Website: www.abingdon.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Abingdon had an population of 7,963 people. This is a decrease of 2.78% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2.35% 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 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).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near Abingdon ...

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

  • Collingwood [Sullivan County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collingwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collingwood
    • Collingwood [Sullivan County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Abingdon
    • Estimated population for 2014: 48,655 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collingwood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Collingwood
  • Bristol [Sullivan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bristol
    • Bristol [Sullivan County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Abingdon
    • Estimated population for 2018: 26,881 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bristol
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bristol
  • Bristol [Bristol City]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bristol have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bristol
    • Bristol [Bristol City] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Abingdon
    • Estimated population for 2018: 16,482 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bristol
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bristol
  • Winchester [Johnson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winchester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winchester
    • Winchester [Johnson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of Abingdon
    • Estimated population for 2014: 8,547 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lebanon [Russell County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lebanon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lebanon
      • Lebanon [Russell County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Abingdon
      • Estimated population for 2018: 3,178 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lebanon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lebanon
    • Mountain City [Johnson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain City
      • Mountain City [Johnson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Abingdon
      • Estimated population for 2018: 2,418 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountain City
    • Saltville [Smyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saltville
      • Saltville [Smyth County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Abingdon
      • Estimated population for 2018: 1,925 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saltville
    • Hunter Hills [Sullivan County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunter Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunter Hills
      • Hunter Hills [Sullivan County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Abingdon
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,854 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunter Hills
    • Chilhowie [Smyth County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chilhowie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chilhowie
      • Chilhowie [Smyth County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Abingdon
      • Estimated population for 2018: 1,721 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chilhowie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chilhowie
    • Glade Spring [Washington County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glade Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glade Spring
      • Glade Spring [Washington County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Abingdon
      • Estimated population for 2018: 1,430 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glade Spring
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glade Spring

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 ...

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About Washington County

About Virginia

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/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Washington, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Abingdon.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Abingdon - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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 (or directions), 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 for your convenience: 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       In this case, the coordinates for Abingdon have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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