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Welcome to Abney ...

Abney is located in Raleigh County<1>.

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

Abney is 2,540 feet [774 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Abney is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Area codes for Abney: (304) and (681)<4>

Communities Also Named Abney ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Abney - they are located in Louisiana, Mississippi, Prince Edward Island and South Carolina.

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

Communities near Abney ...

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

  • Beckley [Raleigh County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beckley
    • Beckley [Raleigh County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the north of Abney
    • Estimated population in 2019: 15,940 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beckley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beckley<6>
  • Hinton [Summers County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hinton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hinton
    • Hinton [Summers County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Abney
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,357 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hinton<6>
  • Mullens [Wyoming County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mullens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mullens
    • Mullens [Wyoming County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Abney
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,325 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mullens
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mullens<6>
  • Mount Hope [Fayette County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Hope
    • Mount Hope [Fayette County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Abney
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,274 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Hope
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Hope<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mabscott [Raleigh County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mabscott have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mabscott
      • Mabscott [Raleigh County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the north of Abney
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,263 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mabscott
    • Pineville [Wyoming County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pineville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pineville
      • Pineville [Wyoming County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Abney
      • Estimated population in 2019: 574 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pineville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pineville<6>
    • Lester [Raleigh County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lester
      • Lester [Raleigh County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Abney
      • Estimated population in 2019: 314 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lester
    • Matoaka [Mercer County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Matoaka have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Matoaka
      • Matoaka [Mercer County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Abney
      • Estimated population in 2019: 202 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matoaka
    • Rhodell [Raleigh County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rhodell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rhodell
      • Rhodell [Raleigh County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Abney
      • Estimated population in 2019: 160 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rhodell
    • Pax [Fayette County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pax have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pax
      • Pax [Fayette County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Abney
      • Estimated population in 2019: 152 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pax

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 Abney. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Abney.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Abney. 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 Abney.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Abney. See our Newspapers Page for Abney.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Abney ...

Looking for more information about Abney? 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 Abney, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Abney.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Raleigh County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Abney. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including Raleigh, 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Abney - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Abney) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Abney. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6884, Longitude: -81.2040       In this case, the coordinates for Abney have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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