""Prettiest Town That I've Ever Seen"?" Top 5 Page for this destination Abilene by Bunsch

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Actually, the song -- which was #1 on the Country chart in 1963, was written about Abilene, Kansas. I was wondering, because although there were certainly some very lovely parts of Abilene, Texas, it wouldn't have been in the running for prettiest town, even if the contestants had been limited to those within the Lone Star State.

My visit to Abilene was almost purely accidental, in the sense that I was making a meandering trip through Texas and looked a day or two ahead to figure out which direction I wanted to wander in that would get me to a stopping point with some interesting things to see about three or four hours from wherever I happened to be.

But I enjoyed my brief sojourn there, and commend it to you should your path happen to lie through that part of Texas.

  • Last visit to Abilene: May 2011
  • Intro Written May 25, 2011
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