Historic Abbeville

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Abbeville, SC
 
 
 
 
Historic Abbeville
 
Founded
1756
 
 
 
 
The City of Abbeville is the governing seat for Abbeville County.  Population within the city limits is approximately 6,000 and in the County 30,000.  The Abbeville area was settled by the French, and the city is named after  the city Abbeville in France. Historically, the city is known as the "Birthplace and Deathbed of the Confederacy".  The  Burk Starke Mansion, located in town,  operates as a Museum which is open to the general public at scheduled times.  It was here, that Confederate President Jeffersonn Davis held the last council of war of the Confederacy.  
 
Trinity Episcopal Church (pictured above) was founded in 1842 and is one of several historical churches. 
 
Numerous tourists come to visit Abbeville and enjoy a play at the Historic Abbeville Opera House.  The Abbeville area also offers numerous Historic sites and recreational activities including water sports, hiking, golf, camping, fishing and rock and mineral digging sites.
 
The small City of Abbeville hit the big screen of Hollywood in 1991 when a large section of the film "Sleeping with the Enemy", starring Julia Roberts, was filmed here.
 
  
 
               
 
 
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