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The City of Abilene, Texas, is located in west central Texas, near the geographic centre of the state, approximately 180 miles due west of the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex. The town of Abilene, described as "The Future Great City of West Texas," was established in March 1881 upon the completion of the Texas & Pacific Railway. Abilene's civic progressiveness has given it a number of cultural and entertainment attractions in excess of what would be expected for a city of 116,000. The City of Abilene retains a strong western heritage with a distinct family atmosphere. It's function as a regional center for distribution, commerce, industry, transportation, and education have given it an assortment of lodging, dining, cultural, and shopping opportunities usually found only in much larger cities.
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