Abilene Texas Profile and Resource Guide, City or community of Abilene, Texas Facts, Information, Relocation, Real Estate, Advertising
      		        KEY TO THE CITY - USA City Directory Top USA City Resource Guide 


US Facts

Footsteps of

It Happened Here

Mottos, Slogans
and Nicknames

Noted Notables


Welcome To KEY TO THE CITY's Page For


Taylor County,


Zip Code

The Texas state capital is Austin.

What would you like to know about Abilene

Statistics & Facts


Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Abilene Government

Abilene Chamber of Commerce.

Abilene Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Abilene Libraries.

Abilene Schools.

Zip Codes

79601, 79602, 79603, 79605, 79606

Return to Index

Statistics & Facts

The population of Abilene is approximately 115,930 (2000), 117063 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 44,436 (1990), 43612 (2010).

The amount of land area in Abilene is 267.012 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 14.179 sq kilometers.
The distance from Abilene to Washington DC is 1398 miles. The distance to the Texas state capital is 190 miles. (as the crow flies)
Abilene is positioned 32.45 degrees north of the equator and 99.73 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Abilene elevation is 1,790 feet above sea level.
Abilene miscellany.

Return to Index


Abilene location: on Interstate 20 in west central Texas near the geographic center of the state, about 180 miles west of the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Return to Index

Climate & Weather

Abilene average annual rainfall is 23.59 inches per year
Abilene average annual humidity is 50%
Abilene average temperature is 65.5 degrees F.
The average low temperature is 43.7 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 83.9 degrees F.
Return to Index

History & History Related Items

Abilene history:

In the early years, only buffalo roamed the plains around the Abilene area. Then a tent city grew up and cattle took over during the 1870's. The Texas and Pacific Railway routed its tracks through the town due to the efforts of Col. C.W. Merchant. Abilene, named for the Kansas cattle town, flourished and became a major cattle shipping point. The town officially began when lots were first sold on 15 March 1881. The city was incorporated on 2 January 1883. It was named the county seat on 23 October 1883.

Congress approved the establishment of Dyess Air Force Base in 1952. In the early 1960s Nike and Atlas missile installations and launching sites were built near the city, but they were phased out within three years.

Cattle continues to be an important part of the economy in Abilene, but now, the city has diversified and has much more to offer than just livestock.

Here is a history page for Abilene.

This history page is from the local Chamber of Commerce.
Return to Index


Abilene attractions:

Abilene Zoological Gardens and Discovery Center
S. 11th St. in Nelson Park
Phone: 915-676-6085
more than 500 inhabitants are housed in the zoo.

Buffalo Gap Historical Village
only 14 miles south on SR 89
Phone: 915-572-3365
See this collection of late 19th century buildings, including a log cabin from 1875 and the original county courthouse and jail.

The West Texas Fair and Rodeo is held for ten days each September and features food, rides, exhibits and amusements celebrating West Texas

Dyess Air Force Base
4,000 civilian and military personnel are located here.
Dyess is home to the Air Combat Command B-1 Lancer and the Air Mobility Command C-130 Hercules.

Return to Index

Contribute information free for this community or any other community in the USA

Be sure to include the name of the community and its state when contacting Key to the City as you are NOT directly contacting this community.

Learn how to advertise on Key to the City

Choose a new community in the state of Texas

To go to a new state, choose the States page
To choose another state, go to the State page.
Return to the Top USA City Directory and US City Resource Guide - Key to the City

Thanks for visiting Key to the City. Come back again! We'll leave the light on for you!

The information on Key to the City is from multiple sources including government, commerce, libraries, individuals and organizations. There is no guarantee of the accuracy or timeliness of the information presented on these pages, therefore, please use at your own risk.

Search Key to the City
Custom Search
or Search anywhere on the Web
Custom Search