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Abilene, TX

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.abilenetx.com/

Population:
115930 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1881

County:
Jones County, Taylor County

County seat of Taylor County, founded 1881, incorporated 1883.

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
McMurry University
1923
Abilene Christian University
1906
Hardin Simmons University
1891

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Chris Bell
Politician
23-Nov-1959   Congressman from Texas, 2003-05
Carole Cook
Actor
1928   The Incredible Mr. Limpet
Billy Gillispie
Basketball
7-Nov-1959   Former basketball coach, Texas Tech
Jane Hall
Journalist
?   Fox News Watch commentator
David W. Harper
Actor
4-Oct-1961   Jim-Bob Walton on The Waltons
Gregory Hoblit
Film Director
27-Nov-1944   Untraceable
Bill Sharman
Basketball
25-May-1926   Boston Celtics shooter
Jessica Simpson
Singer
10-Jul-1980   MTV Newlyweds
Ann Wedgeworth
Actor
21-Jan-1935   Lana Shields on Three's Company



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