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Abbeville is a city in Abbeville County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named by a Huguenot settler, after his home city
The latitude of Abbeville is 34.178N. The longitude is -82.379W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 591 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,786.
Known as "the cradle and the grave of the Confederacy" because the secession meeting occurred here, and Jefferson Davis held his final cabinet meeting here in 1865
Sections below provide additional information and links about Abbeville demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Abbeville County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 29620 ZIP code.
5% of Abbeville residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Abbeville ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Abbeville was $13,274, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Abbeville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Historic districts in Abbeville include Abbeville Historic District, Cedar Springs Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Abbeville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $264. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $658.
Libraries in Abbeville include Abbeville County Library ... View libraries
Abbeville County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Abbeville political report.
The average commute time for Abbeville workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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