Step into Abilene, where history isn't just told – it's relived. Every corner, every landmark, every whisper of the wind carries tales that have shaped our great city. From the footprints of pioneers to the echoes of bygone eras, immerse yourself in a timeline that blurs the lines between yesterday and today. Here, every moment is a bridge connecting old legacies to new memories, woven into the fabric that is authentically Abilene. Experience a city where the past isn't behind us; it's all around us.
With the railroad completed, a town lot auction was held on March 15, 1881, and ABILENE was "born." By the end of the next day, 317 lots were sold for the sum of $51,360. The remaining lots were sold at a private sale.