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Abydel, Indiana
Abydel, Indiana is located in Indiana
Abydel, Indiana
Abydel, Indiana
Location in Indiana
Abydel, Indiana is located in the United States
Abydel, Indiana
Abydel, Indiana
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Indiana
County Orange
Township French Lick
561 ft (171 m)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area codes 812, 930
GNIS feature ID 450618

Abydel is an unincorporated community in French Lick Township, Orange County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.


A post office was established at Abydel in 1889, and remained in operation until 1907. According to Ronald L. Baker, the community may be named for a woman (Abbey Dell). The precise spelling of the community's name is a subject of disagreement among locals with the variants Abbey Dell, Abby Dell, Abbydel, Abbeydel, Abydel, and Abeydell all used. Although "Abydel" is often the most prevalent name used in county, state, and federal government records and on maps, longtime residents and local government most often use "Abbeydell" as the preferred spelling.

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