Lake Abilene

Sunset on Lake Abilene

Sunset on Lake Abilene

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Lake Abilene is on Elm Creek, six miles northwest of Tuscola in central Taylor County (at 32°14' N, 99°53' W). It is at an elevation of 2,015 feet. The terrain is flat to rolling with local escarpments. Brush and grasses grow in the deep, fine sandy loam of the lakeshore. The lake is used for recreation, fishing, and irrigation. It has a conservation storage capacity of 7,900 acre-feet.

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Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

Belongs to

Lake Abilene is part of or belongs to the following places:

Lake Measurements

  • Surface Area (in acres): 595
  • Storage Capacity (in acre-feet): 7,900

Lake Maintained or Owned by

City of Abilene

Date of Origin

1919 (105 years ago)

Currently Exists


Place type

Lake Abilene is classified as a Lake


  • Recreation
  • Municipal water supply

Associated Names

  • [Abilene Reservoir]