Abbeville County, South Carolina

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Abbeville County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. In 2000, its population was 26,167; in 2005, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated its population to have reached 26,133[1] Its county seat is Abbeville.[2] It is the first county in the United States alphabetically.



Both Abbeville County and the county seat, Abbeville, SC, get their name from the town of Abbeville, France[3]. The county was originally part of Ninety-Six District, South Carolina, but was designated Abbeville County in 1785, with parts of the county later going to the creation of the counties of Greenwood and McCormick[3]. Abbeville County was settled by mostly Scotch Irish and French-Huguenot farmers in the mid-eighteenth century[3].

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