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Welcome to Abbeville ...

The city of Abbeville is located in Henry County<1> and is the County Seat for Henry County.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Abbeville, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1846.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Abbeville has a population of 2,555 people<2> (see below for details).

Abbeville is 420 feet [128 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Abbeville lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Abbeville (for example, toward Fort Gaines (GA)), you will soon leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

The telephone area code for Abbeville: (334)

The ZIP code for Abbeville: 36310<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Abbeville had an population of 2,555 people. This is a decrease of 4.95% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 14.46% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Abbeville had a population of 2,688 people (which is 15.54% of the total population of Henry County). This makes Abbeville the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Abbeville represents 0.06% of the total population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 145th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,688 people, the population of Abbeville decreased 10.01% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,987 people).

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

Communities Also Named Abbeville ...

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

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

Communities near Abbeville ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Abbeville.

  • Headland
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
  • Kinsey
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kinsey have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kinsey
    • Kinsey is located in Houston County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,293 people
  • Fort Gaines
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
  • Newville
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newville
    • Newville is located in Henry County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 510 people
  • Bakerhill
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bakerhill
    • Bakerhill is located in Barbour County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 229 people
  • Haleburg
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haleburg have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haleburg
    • Haleburg is located in Henry County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 98 people
  • Blue Springs
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Springs
    • Blue Springs is located in Barbour County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 86 people
  • Oakey Grove
    (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakey Grove
    • Oakey Grove is located in Henry County
  • Capps
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Capps
    • Capps is located in Henry County
  • Shorterville
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shorterville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shorterville
    • Shorterville is located in Henry County

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Abbeville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Abbeville.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Abbeville.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Abbeville. Our list includes 11 papers. See our Newspapers 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 can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Abbeville, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Abbeville.

Adding Abbeville to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Abbeville in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Abbeville was in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).

We also found Abbeville in the book titled Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Abbeville.

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

The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Henry, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Abbeville.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Abbeville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.









 

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