10 Facts About Abilene Texas


Abilene Texas is located off Interstate 20, between exits 279 on its western edge and 292 on the east.

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Abilene Texas was incorporated soon after being founded in 1881, and residents began to set their sights on bringing the county seat to Abilene Texas.

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In 1940, Abilene Texas raised the money to purchase land to attract establishment of a US Army base, southwest of town.

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In 1982, Abilene became the first city in Texas to create a downtown reinvestment zone.

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Economy in Abilene Texas was originally based on the livestock and agricultural sectors, but is based strongly on government, education, healthcare, and manufacturing.

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On June 17,2017, Abilene Texas elected its first African-American mayor, Anthony Williams.

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Abilene Texas has two school districts within the city limits: Abilene Texas Independent School District and Wylie Independent School District.

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Abilene Texas is home to six colleges, three of which are religiously affiliated.

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Cultural aspects of Abilene Texas revolve around a mix of the local college and university campuses, the agriculture community of the surrounding area, and a growing nightlife scene in the downtown area.

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Abilene Texas Reporter-News is the primary daily newspaper of the city of Abilene Texas and the surrounding Big Country area.

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