Abbott, TX


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Abbott is a city in Hill County in Central Texas. The population was 356 in 2010. It is perhaps best known as the birthplace of country musician Willie Nelson.
Abbott was founded in 1871 as a stop for the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad and was named for Jo Abbott, who represented the area in the Texas legislature at the time. Its population peaked at 713 in 1914 and has declined since. The town was incorporated in 1916.
Abbott is located on Interstate 35 and is at 31°53′2″N 97°4′32″W / 31.88389°N 97.07556°W / 31.88389; -97.07556 (31.883865, -97.075680). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.5 km²), all land.