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Abbeville, Mississippi
General store in Abbeville
General store in Abbeville
Location of Abbeville, Mississippi
Location of Abbeville, Mississippi
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Lafayette
Area
 • Total 3.5 sq mi (9.0 km2)
 • Land 3.5 sq mi (9.0 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
371 ft (113 m)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total 438
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
38601
Area code(s) 662
FIPS code 28-00100
GNIS feature ID 0691642

Abbeville is a town in Lafayette County, Mississippi. The population was 419 at the 2010 census.

History

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.

In 1950 Abbeville had a population of 275.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.5 square miles (9.1 km2), all land.

Transportation

Highways

  • Circle sign 7.svg Mississippi Highway 7

Railroads

Demographics

As of the census of 2010, there were 419 people and 166 occupied housing units in the town. The racial and ethnic makeup of the town was 89.7% non-Hispanic White, 8.8% African American, 1.0% reporting from two or more races with 0.5% of the population Hispanic or Latino.

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 223
1900 255
1910 243 −4.7%
1920 235 −3.3%
1930 243 3.4%
1980 448
1990 399 −10.9%
2000 423 6.0%
2010 419 −0.9%
Est. 2015 435 3.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

Climate

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Abbeville has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.

Coordinates: 34°30′16″N 89°30′03″W / 34.504525°N 89.500713°W / 34.504525; -89.500713

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