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Abbeville, South Carolina

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Welcome to Abbeville ...

The pronunciation of Abbeville: 'AB-uh-vul' or 'AB-bee-VIL'<1>

The city of Abbeville is located in Abbeville County and is the County Seat for Abbeville County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Abbeville has a population of 5,168 people<2> (see below for details).

Abbeville is 560 feet [171 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Abbeville lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Abbeville is within the boundaries of the (864) area code.

The ZIP code for Abbeville: 29620<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Abbeville had a population of 5,237 people (which is 20.6% of the total population of Abbeville County). This makes Abbeville the county's most populous community.

The population of Abbeville represents 0.11% of the total population of South Carolina (which has 4,625,364 people), making it the state's 59th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,237 people, the population of Abbeville decreased 10.33% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 5,840 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Abbeville had an population of 5,168 people. This is a decrease of 1.32% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 11.51% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Abbeville.

Communities near Abbeville ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Abbeville and not the distance if you drove.<5>.

Community   2016
Calhoun Falls   [Map]   1,953   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Donalds   [Map]   341   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Due West   [Map]   1,292   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Greenwood   [Map]   23,320   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Hodges   [Map]   154   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Honea Path   [Map]   3,747   N   18 miles [29 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Abbeville.

Communities Also Named Abbeville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Abbeville - they are located in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Abbeville.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Abbeville. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Abbeville. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Abbeville. Our list includes 22 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Abbeville:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Abbeville ...

Looking for more information about Abbeville? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Abbeville, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Abbeville.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People are finding Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Abbeville. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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About Abbeville County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Abbeville. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation. While it might not be exactly right, it should be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Abbeville.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Abbeville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Abbeville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Abbeville or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Abbeville. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Abbeville) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Abbeville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Abbeville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Abbeville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1781, Longitude: -82.3793     [Map].

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Abbeville.


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