Abilene, Texas

city in Taylor and Jones counties in Texas, United States

Abilene is a city in the US state of Texas. It is the county seat of Taylor County. About 120,000 people live there.[7]

Abilene, Texas
Downtown Abilene
Downtown Abilene
Flag of Abilene, Texas
  • "The Key City"
  • "The Friendly Frontier"
Location in the state of Texas
Location in the state of Texas
Abilene, Texas is located in Texas
Abilene, Texas
Abilene, Texas
Abilene, Texas is located in the United States
Abilene, Texas
Abilene, Texas
Coordinates: 32°27′N 99°45′W / 32.450°N 99.750°W / 32.450; -99.750
CountryUnited States
CountiesTaylor, Jones
Incorporated (town)1881[1]
County seat1883[1]
Named forAbilene, Kansas[1]
County seatTaylor County
 • TypeMayor–council–manager
 • City112.09 sq mi (290.32 km2)
 • Land106.67 sq mi (276.27 km2)
 • Water5.42 sq mi (14.05 km2)
1,719 ft (527 m)
 • City125,182
 • Density1,157/sq mi (447/km2)
 • Metro
 • Demonym
Time zoneUTC−6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
79601-08 79697-99[4]
Area code325
FIPS code48-01000[5]
GNIS feature ID1329173[6]

History change

The city of Abilene was started in 1881. Clabe Merchant named it after a city in Kansas. A lot of people came to live in the city. It soon became very important. Some people called it the 'Future Great City of West Texas.' A US Army base was built there in 1940. The base closed in 1945. After the base closed, it got changed to the Dyess Air Force Base. A lot of people work in the Air Force base today.[8]

Sports change

An American football team called the Abilene Ruff Riders is based in the city. They play their home games in the Taylor County Expo Center. Their colors are black, white and red.

References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Hoiberg, Dale H., ed. (2010). "Abilene". Encyclopædia Britannica. Vol. I: A-ak Bayes (15th ed.). Chicago, Illinois: Encyclopædia Britannica Inc. pp. 32–33. ISBN 978-1-59339-837-8.
  2. "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  3. "Geographic Identifiers: 2020 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Abilene city, Texas (revision of 10-24-2021)". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved December 26, 2021.
  4. "Look Up a Zip Code". USPS.com. Archived from the original on 2016-12-22. Retrieved 2016-12-30.
  5. "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Archived from the original on 2012-02-12. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  7. "About Abilene". Archived from the original on 2011-07-21. Retrieved 2011-07-04.
  8. The Texas State Historical Association

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