Abilene is a city located in Texas, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 115,930. It is the county seat of Taylor County.
Dyess Air Force Base is located to the west of the city. Abilene is also the home to Abilene Christian University, Hardin Simmons University, McMurry University, the Abilene Campus of Cisco Junior College as well a remote campus of Texas Tech College of Engineering.
Web Sites and Links
Handbook of Texas Online: AbileneConcise history of the city.
Taylor County Expo CenterMulti-use facility used for equine events, conventions, and concerts. Home of the West Texas Fair and Rodeo and Western Heritage Classic. Features facilities, contact information, calendar, maps, and Fair information.
Texas Community Profiles - AbileneCommunity information from the Texas Department of Economic Development.
West Texas Fair and RodeoFeatures events, schedules, booths, rules and regulations, map, parade information, and advertisers.
Wikipedia: Abilene, TexasEncyclopedia article with history, geography, demographics, and famous people from the city.