Abbeville, Mississippi

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Abbeville is a town in Lafayette County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 423 at the 2000 census.



Abbeville was originally settled by pioneers from Abbeville, South Carolina in the 1830s. They lived in apparent peace with the local Chickasaw Indians, whose Chief Toby Tubby owned and operated a ferry along the Memphis-Oxford trade route.

During the American Civil War, Abbeville was almost completely destroyed in the Vicksburg Campaign.

Abbeville post office was established September 28, 1843, with John B. Davis as first postmaster.[1]


Abbeville is located at 34°30′16″N 89°30′3″W / 34.50444°N 89.50083°W / 34.50444; -89.50083 (34.504525, -89.500713)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.5 square miles (9.0 km²), all of it land.





As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 423 people, 172 households, and 130 families residing in the town. The population density was 121.5 people per square mile (46.9/km²). There were 188 housing units at an average density of 54.0/sq mi (20.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 93.85% White, 5.67% African American, and 0.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.71% of the population.

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