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Welcome to Abraham ...

Abraham is located in Raleigh County<1>.

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

Abraham is 2,470 feet [753 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Abraham is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Telephone area codes for Abraham: (304) & (681)<4>

Communities Also Named Abraham ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Abraham - they are located in Utah and Virginia.

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

Communities near Abraham ...

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

  • Beckley [Raleigh County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beckley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beckley
    • Beckley [Raleigh County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the west of Abraham
    • Estimated population in 2018: 16,183 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beckley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beckley<6>
  • Oak Hill [Fayette County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Hill
    • Oak Hill [Fayette County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Abraham
    • Estimated population in 2018: 8,218 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Hill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak Hill<6>
  • Fayetteville [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fayetteville
    • Fayetteville [Fayette County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Abraham
    • Estimated population in 2018: 2,762 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fayetteville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fayetteville<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 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Abraham
    • Estimated population in 2018: 2,395 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hinton<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Rainelle [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rainelle
      • Rainelle [Greenbrier County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Abraham
      • Estimated population in 2018: 1,490 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rainelle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rainelle<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 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Abraham
      • Estimated population in 2018: 1,291 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Hope
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Hope<6>
    • 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 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Abraham
      • Estimated population in 2018: 1,282 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mabscott
    • Sophia [Raleigh County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sophia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sophia
      • Sophia [Raleigh County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Abraham
      • Estimated population in 2018: 1,261 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sophia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sophia<6>
    • Alderson [Greenbrier County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alderson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alderson
      • Alderson [Greenbrier County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Abraham
      • Estimated population in 2018: 1,136 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alderson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alderson<6>
    • Rupert [Greenbrier County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rupert have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rupert
      • Rupert [Greenbrier County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Abraham
      • Estimated population in 2018: 901 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rupert
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rupert<6>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Abraham ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in West Virginia

About Raleigh County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Abraham. 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 Abraham - 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Abraham) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Abraham. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7907, Longitude: -80.9551       In this case, the coordinates for Abraham 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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