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Welcome to Abney ...

Abney is located in Raleigh County.

Abney is 2,540 feet [774 m] above sea level.<1> 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)<2>

Communities near Abney ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Abney and not the distance if you drove.<3>.

Community   2017<4>
Population
DirectionDistance
Beckley   [Map]   16,404   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Hinton   [Map]   2,448   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Lester   [Map]   323   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Mabscott   [Map]   1,298   N   5 miles [8 km]
Matoaka   [Map]   210   S   18 miles [29 km]
Mount Hope   [Map]   1,310   N   14 miles [22.5 km]

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

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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Abney. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • 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 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 Abney.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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 get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Abney? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to 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: www.wv.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Abney - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<2>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Abney. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Abney) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Abney. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6884, Longitude: -81.2040     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Abney have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Abney.

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