|Beginning with Indian settlements
along the Ocmulgee River, to visits by explorer Hernando
Desoto and later Confederacy President Jefferson Davis, the
area we call Abbeville is deep-rooted in history. The
majestic Wilcox County Courthouse stands as a testimony to
our spirited community which was founded in 1857.
We proudly maintain our agrarian roots, yet welcome new economic growth and vitality. Our convenient location along U.S. Highways 280 and 129 make us easily accessible to major markets. The Heart Of Georgia Rail Road goes from the port in Savannah through Abbeville (which has a R/R Spur and a mile of side rails) to the Inland Port in Cordele and beyond.
In Abbeville you can experience an exceptional quality of life, especially if you have hunting and fishing at the head of your wish list. Bass, crappie, bream, and catfish are pulled from the Ocmulgee River by excited anglers. Deer, wild turkey, and game birds are natural natives of our area, much to the delight of serious sportsmen.
Family life is special here with churches playing a key role. The simple pleasures of knowing your neighbor’s in a friendly, caring atmosphere is a major reason families continue the tradition of calling Abbeville home.
Abbeville is the site of the Ocmulgee Wild Hog Festival. This festival brings over 6,000 people to the city each year on the Saturday before Mother’s Day.
The city of Abbeville strives to provide it citizens with shopping opportunities, Modern Health Care and Recreational activities.