Abbeville, Part 1 - Revitalization Efforts | Palmetto Places
Originally belonging to the Cherokee Nation, a treaty with settlers in 1755 successfully made a settlement in the South Carolina "back country." This settlement would become the county of Abbeville. Abbeville got its name from a group of French Huguenots, who fled France in 1764, due to religious persecution. Today, Abbeville is a prosperous residential area and tourist attraction.