Abbeville is a city in and the county seat of Abbeville County, South Carolina. It has a total area of 5.9 square miles, all of which is land. It is named after a French town. Abbeville was established by French Hugenots in the late eighteenth century.
Manufacturing, educational services and tourism are the major commercial activities here. The Prysmian Copper Wire Tower, built in 2009, is the tallest building in the state. There are three elementary, one middle and one public high school. Abbeville Airport and Rambos Field Airport are the local airports. Abbeville Area Medical Center on Thomson Circle is the local hospital. The cost of living here is 14.50% lower than the country average.
This place gets about 46 inches of rain annually. The number of days with measurable precipitation is 104. Snowfall is about 2 inches annually.