Abilene Names and Numbers Office:
Abilene, TX 79605
Abilene, Texas Facts:
- County: Taylor
- Population: 117,063
- Coverage Area (Total): 110.6 sq. miles
- Elevation: 1,719 ft.
- Cities/Towns covered in local Names and Numbers Phone Book: Abilene, Acampo, Albany, Anson, Avenger Village, Avoca, Baird, Buffalo Gap, Caps, Clyde, Corinth, Cozart, Denton, Dudley, Dyess AFB, Elmdale, Eskota, Eula, Funston, Grimes, Hamby, Hamlin, Happy Valley, Hawley, Herndon, Hodges, Hylton, Impact, Lake Ft Phantom, Lueders, Maryneal, Merkel, Neinda, New Hope, Nolan, Noodle, Novice, Nubia, Nugent, Ovalo, Palava, Potosi, Radium, Rogers, Shaufler, Shep, Sweetwater, Tesco, Toland, Trent, Truby, Tuscola, Tuxedo, Tye, View, Wylie
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The city of Abilene (named after Abilene, Kansas) was established by cattlemen as a stock shipping point on the Texas and Pacific Railway in 1881. Abilene was incorporated in 1882 and the Progressive Committee was formed in 1888 to attract businesses to the area. This committee was eventually replaced by the Abilene Chamber of Commerce in 1914.
In the late 1800s to early 1900s, Abilene's three religiously affiliated private universities came into existence: Hardin-Simmons University (founded as Simmons College in 1891), Abilene Christian University (founded as Childers Classical Institute in 1906), and McMurry University (founded as McMurry College in 1923). In 1940, money was raised to purchase land for Camp Barkeley, a U.S. Army base twice the size of Abilene with 60,000 men at the time. After the base closed in 1945, residents pulled together again in the early 1950s to raise almost $900,000 to purchase land for the establishment of Dyess Air Force Base, Abilene's largest employer today with over 13,000 military and civilian employees.
Are you new to Abilene? Just checking out the area? Please see the links provided below to find local attractions, helpful resources, and recurring events.
Abilene Recurring Events
Art Adventure - Monthly art and reading event for children at 10:30am on the first Friday at the National Center for Children's Literature.
Paramount Film Series - Every Friday at 7:30 pm and Saturday at 2pm & 7:30pm at the Paramount Theatre downtown.
Children's Art Activities - Free family fun! Every Saturday from 1pm - 4pm at the National Center for Children's Literature.
ArtWalk - A mini arts festival held on the second Thursday of each month from 5pm - 8pm in downtown Abilene.
Chautauqua Learning Series - Free public program held on the second Saturday of every month at the Buffalo Gap Historic Village.
Military Appreciation Day - Free admission for all military personnel and families on the third Sunday of each month at the Buffalo Gap Historic Village.