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Our Genealogy Helper for Abbeville ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Abbeville (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Abbeville. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Abbeville is located in Abbeville County and is the County Seat.

To see how the shape of South Carolina's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Abbeville County: Elbert (GA), Anderson, Greenville, Greenwood, Laurens & McCormick.

Below are the counties that are near Abbeville. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Abbeville:

  • Abbeville County     (The home county of Abbeville)
    • Due West [Abbeville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Due West
      • Due West [Abbeville County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Abbeville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,198 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Due West
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Due West<2>
    • Antreville [Abbeville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Antreville
      • Antreville [Abbeville County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Abbeville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Antreville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Antreville
    • Latimer [Abbeville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Latimer
      • Latimer [Abbeville County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Abbeville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Latimer
    • Donalds [Abbeville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Donalds
      • Donalds [Abbeville County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Abbeville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 330 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Donalds
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Donalds<2>
    • Calhoun Falls [Abbeville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calhoun Falls
      • Calhoun Falls [Abbeville County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Abbeville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,883 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calhoun Falls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Calhoun Falls<2>
    • Lake Secession [Abbeville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Secession
      • Lake Secession [Abbeville County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Abbeville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Secession have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Secession
    • Lowndesville [Abbeville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lowndesville
      • Lowndesville [Abbeville County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Abbeville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 119 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lowndesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lowndesville<2>
    • Ware Shoals [Abbeville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ware Shoals
      • Ware Shoals [Abbeville County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Abbeville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,152 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ware Shoals
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ware Shoals<2>
    • Honea Path [Abbeville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Honea Path
      • Honea Path [Abbeville County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Abbeville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,851 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Honea Path
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Honea Path<2>
  • Anderson County
    • Iva [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iva
      • Iva [Anderson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Abbeville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,341 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iva
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Iva<2>
    • Starr [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Starr
      • Starr [Anderson County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Abbeville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 192 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Starr
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Starr<2>
    • Belton [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belton
      • Belton [Anderson County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Abbeville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,484 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belton<2>
    • Homeland Park [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homeland Park
      • Homeland Park [Anderson County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Abbeville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homeland Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Homeland Park
    • Anderson [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anderson
      • Anderson [Anderson County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Abbeville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,701 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anderson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anderson<2>
    • Caldwell Village [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caldwell Village
      • Caldwell Village [Anderson County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Abbeville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caldwell Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caldwell Village
    • Holland Store [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holland Store
      • Holland Store [Anderson County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Abbeville
      • Holland Store has also been known as:
      • Hollands
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holland Store
    • Williamston [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williamston
      • Williamston [Anderson County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Abbeville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,298 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williamston<2>
    • Anderson Village [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anderson Village
      • Anderson Village [Anderson County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Abbeville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anderson Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anderson Village
    • Centerville [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centerville
      • Centerville [Anderson County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Abbeville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centerville
    • Pelzer [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pelzer
      • Pelzer [Anderson County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north of Abbeville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,413 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pelzer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pelzer<2>
    • West Pelzer [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Pelzer
      • West Pelzer [Anderson County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north of Abbeville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 953 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Pelzer have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Pelzer
  • Edgefield County
    • Edgefield [Edgefield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgefield
      • Edgefield [Edgefield County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Abbeville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,825 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgefield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edgefield<2>
    • Johnston [Edgefield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnston
      • Johnston [Edgefield County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Abbeville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,395 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Johnston<2>
  • Greenville County
    • Fountain Inn [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fountain Inn
      • Fountain Inn [Greenville County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Abbeville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,905 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fountain Inn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fountain Inn<2>
    • Simpsonville [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Simpsonville
      • Simpsonville [Greenville County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Abbeville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,272 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Simpsonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Simpsonville<2>
    • Conestee [Greenville County]
  • Greenwood County
    • Promised Land [Greenwood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Promised Land
      • Promised Land [Greenwood County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Abbeville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Promised Land have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Promised Land
    • Hodges [Greenwood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hodges
      • Hodges [Greenwood County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Abbeville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 150 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hodges
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hodges<2>
    • Greenwood Village [Greenwood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood Village
      • Greenwood Village [Greenwood County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Abbeville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenwood Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood Village
    • Bradley [Greenwood County]
    • Greenwood [Greenwood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
      • Greenwood [Greenwood County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Abbeville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,356 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenwood<2>
    • Grendel Village [Greenwood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grendel Village
      • Grendel Village [Greenwood County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Abbeville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grendel Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grendel Village
    • Cokesbury [Greenwood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cokesbury
      • Cokesbury [Greenwood County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Abbeville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cokesbury have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cokesbury
    • Mathews Village [Greenwood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mathews Village
      • Mathews Village [Greenwood County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Abbeville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mathews Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mathews Village
    • Panola Village [Greenwood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Panola Village
      • Panola Village [Greenwood County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Abbeville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Panola Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Panola Village
    • Troy [Greenwood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Troy
      • Troy [Greenwood County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Abbeville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 101 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Troy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Troy<2>
    • Fairforest [Greenwood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairforest
      • Fairforest [Greenwood County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Abbeville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairforest
    • Coronaca [Greenwood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coronaca
      • Coronaca [Greenwood County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Abbeville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coronaca have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coronaca
  • Laurens County
    • Collins Lakeside Village [Laurens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collins Lakeside Village
      • Collins Lakeside Village [Laurens County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Abbeville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collins Lakeside Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collins Lakeside Village
    • Princeton [Laurens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Princeton
      • Princeton [Laurens County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Abbeville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Princeton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Princeton
    • Ekom [Laurens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ekom
      • Ekom [Laurens County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Abbeville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ekom
    • Waterloo [Laurens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterloo
      • Waterloo [Laurens County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Abbeville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 170 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterloo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waterloo<2>
    • Cross Hill [Laurens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cross Hill
      • Cross Hill [Laurens County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Abbeville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 517 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cross Hill<2>
    • Anglers Haven [Laurens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anglers Haven
      • Anglers Haven [Laurens County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Abbeville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anglers Haven
    • Cold Point [Laurens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cold Point
      • Cold Point [Laurens County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Abbeville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cold Point
    • Mountville [Laurens County]
    • Lisbon [Laurens County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lisbon
      • Lisbon [Laurens County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Abbeville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lisbon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Laurens [Laurens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurens
      • Laurens [Laurens County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Abbeville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,852 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurens<2>
    • Gray Court [Laurens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gray Court
      • Gray Court [Laurens County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Abbeville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 826 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gray Court
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gray Court<2>
    • Clinton [Laurens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clinton
      • Clinton [Laurens County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Abbeville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,304 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clinton<2>
  • McCormick County
    • Mount Carmel [McCormick County]
    • Willington [McCormick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willington
      • Willington [McCormick County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Abbeville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willington have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willington
    • McCormick [McCormick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McCormick
      • McCormick [McCormick County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Abbeville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,320 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McCormick
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McCormick<2>
    • Liberty Hill [McCormick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty Hill
      • Liberty Hill [McCormick County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Abbeville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty Hill
    • Plum Branch [McCormick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plum Branch
      • Plum Branch [McCormick County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Abbeville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 72 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plum Branch
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plum Branch<2>
    • Parksville [McCormick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parksville
      • Parksville [McCormick County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Abbeville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 109 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parksville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parksville<2>
    • Modoc [McCormick County]
    • Clarks Hill [McCormick County]
  • Newberry County
    • Chappells [Newberry County]
    • Silverstreet [Newberry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silverstreet
      • Silverstreet [Newberry County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Abbeville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 166 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silverstreet
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Silverstreet<2>
    • Smyrna [Newberry County]
  • Saluda County
    • Saluda [Saluda County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saluda
      • Saluda [Saluda County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Abbeville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,566 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saluda
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saluda<2>
  • Spartanburg County
    • Enoree [Spartanburg County]
  • Elbert County (GA)
    • Bowman Ferry [Elbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowman Ferry
      • Bowman Ferry [Elbert County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Abbeville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 808 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bowman Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowman Ferry
    • Edinburg [Elbert County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edinburg
      • Edinburg [Elbert County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Abbeville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,396 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edinburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Harmony [Elbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harmony
      • Harmony [Elbert County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Abbeville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harmony
    • Silk Mills [Elbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silk Mills
      • Silk Mills [Elbert County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Abbeville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 277 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silk Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silk Mills
    • Elberton [Elbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elberton
      • Elberton [Elbert County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Abbeville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,350 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elberton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elberton<2>
    • Centerville [Elbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centerville
      • Centerville [Elbert County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Abbeville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centerville
    • Dewy Rose [Elbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dewy Rose
      • Dewy Rose [Elbert County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Abbeville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 562 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dewy Rose
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dewy Rose<2>
    • Bowman [Elbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowman
      • Bowman [Elbert County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Abbeville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 812 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bowman<2>
  • Hart County (GA)
    • Dooleys Ferry [Hart County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dooleys Ferry
      • Dooleys Ferry [Hart County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Abbeville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 136 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dooleys Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dooleys Ferry
    • Cooleys Ferry [Hart County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cooleys Ferry
      • Cooleys Ferry [Hart County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Abbeville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 529 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cooleys Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooleys Ferry
    • Crawfords Ferry [Hart County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crawfords Ferry
      • Crawfords Ferry [Hart County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Abbeville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 473 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crawfords Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crawfords Ferry
    • Hartwell [Hart County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartwell
      • Hartwell [Hart County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Abbeville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,446 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartwell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hartwell<2>
  • Lincoln County (GA)
    • Hesters Ferry [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hesters Ferry
      • Hesters Ferry [Lincoln County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Abbeville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 911 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hesters Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hesters Ferry
    • Lisbon [Lincoln County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lisbon
      • Lisbon [Lincoln County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Abbeville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lisbon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Goshen [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goshen
      • Goshen [Lincoln County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Abbeville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goshen
    • Midway [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Midway
      • Midway [Lincoln County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Abbeville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Midway
    • Lincolnton [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincolnton
      • Lincolnton [Lincoln County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Abbeville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,504 people
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  • Madison County (GA)
    • Carlton [Madison County]
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      • Carlton [Madison County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Abbeville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 264 people
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  • McDuffie County (GA)
    • Columbia Mine [McDuffie County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbia Mine
      • Columbia Mine [McDuffie County] was located 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Abbeville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 195,769 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Columbia Mine have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Oglethorpe County (GA)
    • Veribest [Oglethorpe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Veribest
      • Veribest [Oglethorpe County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Abbeville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 124 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Veribest have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Wilkes County (GA)
    • Tignall [Wilkes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tignall
      • Tignall [Wilkes County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Abbeville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 493 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tignall have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Washington [Wilkes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washington
      • Washington [Wilkes County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Abbeville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,907 people
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    • Rayle [Wilkes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rayle
      • Rayle [Wilkes County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Abbeville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 188 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rayle have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Abbeville, see our County-by-County Page for Abbeville.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Abbeville ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 49 newspapers that have been published in the area around Abbeville.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Abbeville. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Abbeville and those printed in the larger area surrounding Abbeville.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 15 miles [24.1 km] of Abbeville.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Abbeville:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Georgia
    • Stories from South Carolina

Cemeteries Near Abbeville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Abbeville.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Abbeville covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Hobson Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hobson Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hobson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hobson Cemetery
  • Trinity Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Trinity Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Upper Long Cane Cemetery
  • Melrose Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Melrose Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Old Zion Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Zion Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Lebanon Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lebanon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List ...
    • Sharon Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sharon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Tolbert Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Tolbert Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Ebeneezer Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ebeneezer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Salem Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Salem Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem Cemetery
    • Aiken Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Aiken Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Warrenton Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Warrenton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Warrenton Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Abbeville.
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    • Little Adams Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Little Adams Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Little Adams Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Abbeville.
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    • Big Adams Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Big Adams Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Big Adams Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Big Adams Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Abbeville.
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    • St. John Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. John Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. John Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Abbeville.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. John Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

While we didn't find Abbeville in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Abbeville.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Abbeville, with the one closest to Abbeville listed first.

  • Darraugh [Abbeville County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Darraugh
    • Darraugh [Abbeville County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Abbeville
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Darraugh had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Darraugh have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Darraugh
  • Watts [Abbeville County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Watts
    • Watts [Abbeville County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Abbeville
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Watts had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Watts have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watts
  • Cana [Abbeville County] - Historic
    • While Cana was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cana
    • Cana [Abbeville County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Abbeville
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cana had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cana have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Dover [Abbeville County] - Historic
    • While Dover was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dover
    • Dover [Abbeville County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Abbeville
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Dover had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dover have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Monterey [Abbeville County] - Historic
    • While Monterey was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monterey
    • Monterey [Abbeville County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Abbeville
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 42 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Monterey had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monterey have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Hodges [Greenwood County]
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    • Hodges [Greenwood County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Abbeville
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 255 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 150 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hodges had a post office and railroad service
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  • Continue List ...
    • Due West [Abbeville County]
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      • Due West [Abbeville County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Abbeville
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 644 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,198 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Due West had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Calhoun Mill [Abbeville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calhoun Mill
      • Calhoun Mill [Abbeville County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Abbeville
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Calhoun Mill had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Calhoun Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calhoun Mill
    • Bradley [Greenwood County]
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      • Bradley [Greenwood County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Abbeville
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 188 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Bradley had a post office and railroad service
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    • Level Land [Abbeville County]
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      • Level Land [Abbeville County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Abbeville
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 39 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Level Land had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Level Land have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Latimer [Abbeville County]
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      • Latimer [Abbeville County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Abbeville
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Latimer had railroad service and no post office
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    • Greenwood [Greenwood County]
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      • Greenwood [Greenwood County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Abbeville
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,326 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,356 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Greenwood had a post office and railroad service
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    • Antreville [Abbeville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Antreville
      • Antreville [Abbeville County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Abbeville
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 102 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Antreville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Antreville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Antreville
    • Calhoun Falls [Abbeville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calhoun Falls
      • Calhoun Falls [Abbeville County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Abbeville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,883 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Calhoun Falls had railroad service and no post office
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    • Mount Carmel [McCormick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Carmel
      • Mount Carmel [McCormick County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Abbeville
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 210 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Mount Carmel had a post office and railroad service
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We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Abbeville. See our List of 1890's Communities around Abbeville.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Abbeville ...

While our initial data about Abbeville came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Abbeville in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Abbeville.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Rand McNally Map of South Carolina (1911)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

We have found Abbeville in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Abbeville for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Abbeville. See our Misc Page for Abbeville for more information.

Railroad Mentions of Abbeville:

The following mentioned Abbeville as a scheduled stop:

Cotton Blossom: From Seaboard Air Line's timetable for the defunct Cotton Blossom (train schedule from 1952). The Cotton Blossom travelled between Washington (DC) and Atlanta (GA)

Silver Comet: From Seaboard Air Line's timetable for the defunct Silver Comet (schedule from 1947). The Silver Comet travelled between New York (NY) and Birmingham (AL)

Other Roadside Stops ...

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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.

The official website for Abbeville County: www.abbevillecountygovernment.org/

The official website for State of South Carolina: https://sc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 AbbevilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Abbeville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1781, Longitude: -82.3793    
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Abbeville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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