Place:Abbeville, South Carolina, United States

NameAbbeville
Alt namesAbbeville Districtsource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS45031518
TypeCounty
Coordinates34.233°N 82.467°W
Located inSouth Carolina, United States     (1785 - )
Also located inNinety-Six, South Carolina, United States     (1785 - 1800)
See alsoGreenwood, South Carolina, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
McCormick, South Carolina, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)

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History

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Abbeville County takes its name from the town of Abbeville, which was named by Huguenot settler Dr. John de la Howe in honor of his home, Abbeville, France. Abbeville County was settled heavily by Scots-Irish settlers who migrated from Pennsylvania along the Great Wagon Road. Learn more about the history of Abbeville County from the South Carolina State Library or from Carolana.com.

  • 1785 - Thirty-three counties were created within existing South Carolina Districts. Abbeville County was created within Ninety-Six District.
  • 1800 - Abbeville was re-christened a district and Ninety-Six District was abolished.
  • 1868 - Abbeville and all other districts became counties.
  • 1897 - Greenwood County was created from Abbeville and Edgefield Counties.
  • 1898 - Greenwood County gained from Abbeville and Edgefield Counties.
  • 1916 - McCormick County was created from Abbeville, Greenwood, and Edgefield Counties.

Research Tips

  • Outstanding guide to Abbeville County family history and genealogy resources (FamilySearch Research Wiki). Birth, marriage, and death records, wills, deeds, county histories, cemeteries, churches, newspapers, libraries, and genealogical societies.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1772 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1790 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1791 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1791 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1800 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1911 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1916 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1920 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1790 9,197
1800 13,553
1810 21,156
1820 23,167
1830 28,149
1840 29,351
1850 32,318
1860 32,385
1870 31,129
1880 40,815
1890 46,854
1900 33,400
1910 34,804
1920 27,139
1930 23,323
1940 22,931
1950 22,456
1960 21,417
1970 21,112
1980 22,627
1990 23,862

Wikipedia

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Abbeville County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. As of the 2010 census, its population was 25,417. Its county seat is Abbeville. It is the first county in the United States alphabetically.

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Additional Sources

source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog