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Welcome to Abbeville ...

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

The pronunciation of Abbeville: 'AB-uh-vul' or 'AB-bee-VIL'<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Abbeville has a population of 5,014 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Abbeville.

Abbeville is 560 feet [171 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The telephone area code for Abbeville: (864)

The ZIP code for Abbeville: 29620<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Abbeville had an population of 5,014 people. This is a decrease of 4.26% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 14.14% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Abbeville had a population of 5,237 people (or 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 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).

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

Adding Abbeville to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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.

In addition, we also found mention of Abbeville elsewhere: The earliest map where we found it was on a Rand McNally Map of South Carolina (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Abbeville on our Genealogy Page.

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.

Communities near Abbeville ...

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

  • Greenwood [Greenwood County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
    • Greenwood [Greenwood County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the east of Abbeville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 23,403 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenwood<7>
  • Honea Path [Abbeville County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Honea Path
    • Honea Path [Abbeville County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Abbeville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,826 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Honea Path
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Honea Path<7>
  • McCormick [McCormick County]
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    • McCormick [McCormick County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the south of Abbeville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,352 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McCormick
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McCormick<7>
  • Ware Shoals [Abbeville County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ware Shoals
    • Ware Shoals [Abbeville County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Abbeville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,154 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ware Shoals
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ware Shoals<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Calhoun Falls [Abbeville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calhoun Falls
      • Calhoun Falls [Abbeville County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Abbeville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,902 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calhoun Falls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Calhoun Falls<7>
    • Iva [Anderson County]
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      • Iva [Anderson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Abbeville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,325 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iva
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Iva<7>
    • Due West [Abbeville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Due West
      • Due West [Abbeville County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the north of Abbeville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,203 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Due West
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Due West<7>
    • Hesters Ferry [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hesters Ferry
      • Hesters Ferry [Lincoln County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> 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.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hesters Ferry
    • Donalds [Abbeville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Donalds
      • Donalds [Abbeville County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the north of Abbeville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 331 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Donalds
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Donalds<7>
    • Hodges [Greenwood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hodges
      • Hodges [Greenwood County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Abbeville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 148 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hodges
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hodges<7>

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 22 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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of South Carolina

About Abbeville County

About South Carolina

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>If you're interested in how the shape of South Carolina's counties, including Abbeville, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Abbeville. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Abbeville.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Abbeville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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).
<6>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, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Abbeville

Our 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    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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