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Abbeville SC town is known as the “Birthplace and Deathbed of the Confederacy.” and claims John C Calhoun as a native son! Secession Hill, the meeting which launched the state’s secession from the Union, took place Nov. 22, 1860. Today, time seems to stand still in the downtown square. Its paved roads leading into town turn to brick streets, which slows down traffic to help you savor Abbeville’s distinct character and appeal. Its “Rainbow Row” of colorful buildings, dating back more than a hundred years, perfectly frames Trinity Episcopal Church a tall, pink-hued, gothic-style cathedral built just before the Civil War.

Abbeville’s Historic Downtown, known locally as the square, offers Abbeville’s Opera House where thousands of patrons attend sell out shows each year , the Burt-Stark Mansion for South Carolina history, Rough House famous Hot Dogs , The Village Grill, Two Brew’s ,Swartzentrubers Bakery, Main street coffee, Natty’s on Trinity, Talk of the town eatery, Theo’s Deli and seafood, Indigenous Underground, for lunch or dinner, Urban 2 Country for vintage keepsakes, Calhoun Falls State Park, Lake Secession or Lake Russell for recreation and The Belmont Inn or Veranda on Main to rest after a busy day of exploring.

Abbeville’s Downtown Merchant’s offer an amazing variety of locally owned boutique shops, antique shops and gift shops! Plan an overnight stay at the Historic Belmont Inn with modern amenities including a bar , restaurant and scenic veranda overlooking Downtown Abbeville SC .

Visitors are also drawn to the City’s significant Historic District which boasts dozens of 19th century homes, turn of the century architecture! Enjoy walking the streets of Abbeville daily and taking in the views of historic buildings, Churches and Homes!!

And of course, live music, carnival rides, and amazing food vendors fill the Square throughout the year !!

Abbeville is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of life and enjoy the Southern hospitality found in South Carolina’s small towns.

Abbeville SC, A Great Place To Live!!!

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