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Abbs Valley, West Virginia

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Census Data for Abbs Valley ...

So far, we have found very little information about Abbs Valley. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Abbs Valley to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Abbs Valley, please Contact Us.

As far as we can tell, Abbs Valley<2> has not been included in past Census counts, so there is no population information for this community.

While we don't have census information for Abbs Valley, you might be interested in some nearby communities where we do:

 Community 2017<3>
 Bluefield9,869   SE   5 miles [8 km]
 Wytheville (VA)7,998   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]

Mercer County ...

Abbs Valley is located in Mercer County.

For more information, please visit our Census Page for Mercer County.

Population Rings for Abbs Valley ...

To help identify the number of people who live in Abbs Valley and the surrounding area, we have drawn concentric rings centered on Abbs Valley. We counted the number of communities within each ring and summed their populations.<5> We don't have the population of Abbs Valley, so its people haven't been included.

  Radius   No of
  Since 2010    
5 mi   [8 km]515,291-8.13%
10 mi   [16 km]816,046-8.44%
15 mi   [24 km]1223,092-9.09%
20 mi   [32 km]1832,193-10.64%
25 mi   [40 km]2233,410-10.67%
30 mi   [48 km]3249,376-8.6%

Miscellaneous Information for Abbs Valley ...

The Federal government has assigned various identifying codes to each community, county and state. At one time or another, the US Census Bureau has used one (or more) of the following identifiers when referring to either Mercer County or the community of Abbs Valley:

The GNIS Codes ...

The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to Abbs Valley:

GNIS ID for Abbs Valley: 1678349

GNIS ID for Mercer County: 1557645

GNIS ID for West Virginia: 1779805

Misc. Census Codes ...

Abbs Valley would have been located in Census Region #3 (the South Region) and Division #5 (the South Atlantic Division).

For more information about the various Federal identification codes, please visit our Misc Page for Abbs Valley.

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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 Abbs Valley, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>It's a common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Abbs Valley may originally have been Abb's Valley. Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Abbs Valley might be written as Abb Valley. For more information, please visit our Genealogy Helper Page for Abbs Valley.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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<4>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 from Point A (ie- Abbs Valley) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Abbs Valley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3037, Longitude: -81.3029     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Abbs Valley have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>The communities in our count are those provided by the 2010 Census, so keep in mind that our population rings will only include the people living in those communities. Smaller communities usually don't participate directly in the Census and therefore they won't be included. While our count is a close approximation, it shouldn't be considered as a complete or accurate count.

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