About This Place
Abbeville is a city in Wilcox County, Georgia, United States. The population was 2,908 at the 2010 census. The city is the county seat of Wilcox County.
It is widely believed that Abbeville, Georgia was settled by French Huguenots and that it was home to Vice President John C. Calhoun, but it was neither; these events took place in Abbeville, South Carolina. But it is believed that Hernando de Soto passed through what is present day Abbeville, Georgia.
Abbeville was home to the Georgia Normal College and Business Institute.