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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.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$25,756
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Abbeville demographic reports
Settled in the 1730's by Patrick Calhoun, father of Vice President John C. Calhoun

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

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 143. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 24.3 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1991 movie, "Sleeping with the Enemy"
Well-known residents have included:
· John C. Calhoun, congressman, political leader and statesman
Local festivals include:
  • Festival on the Square - May 4-5, 2007
Dates often change. Check Abbeville web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Abbeville County Museum, Burt-Stark House Museum, Poliakoff Collection of Western Art

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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.

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Ancestry & family history

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.

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12% of Abbeville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Abbeville include Abbeville Historic District, Cedar Springs Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Abbeville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $264.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $658.


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Libraries in Abbeville include Abbeville County Library ... View libraries

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Abbeville County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Abbeville political report.

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The average commute time for Abbeville workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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