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Welcome to 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.


Abbs Valley would have been located within present day Mercer County.

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

A typical abbreviation for Abbs Valley: Abbs Vly. (or less commonly used: Abbs Vally. or Abbs Vlly.)

See our Genealogy Helper Page for Abbs Valley for more information about variations on the name of Abbs Valley.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Abbs Valley is 2,290 feet [698 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Abbs Valley is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: The area where Abbs Valley was located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The location where Abbs Valley once stood is in the (304) & (681)<4> area codes.

Communities near Abbs Valley ...

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.<5>.

Community   2017<6>
Population
DirDistance
Bluefield (VA)   [Map]   4,714   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Tazewell (VA)   [Map]   4,240   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Athens   [Map]   921   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Bluefield   [Map]   9,869   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Gary   [Map]   827   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Keystone   [Map]   235   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]

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

Communities Also Named Abbs Valley ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Abbs Valley - it's located in Virginia.

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

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 Abbs Valley. 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 Abbs Valley. 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 Abbs Valley.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Mercer County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

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<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).

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<5>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- 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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<6>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Abbs Valley.

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