Abbeville County

Abbeville County (HM9N3)

Location: Due West, SC 29639 Abbeville County
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N 34° 19.917', W 82° 23.433'

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Rich in History and Natural Resources

Named after the city in France, Abbeville County has a rich historical and cultural heritage. The town of Abbeville, the county seat, is known for its quaint tree-lined square with bricked streets; the famous 1908 historic Opera House and its companion building, the Courthouse; the historic "pink" church, Trinity Episcopal, with its soaring spire; and fine Victorian homes like the Burt-Stark Mansion, a National Historic Landmark. The town of Due West is home to the 19th century Erskine College campus. Explore the county's natural resources and sample a variety of outdoor activities such as those found in Russell Lake, at Calhoun Falls State Recreation Area located on the lake shore, and Parsons Mountain in the Sumter National Forest.

Erskine College
Located in the scenic town of Due west, this school was founded by the associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in 1839 and today is known for its high academic standards.

Richard B. Russell Dam
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began construction in 1976 to control flooding on this section of the Savannah River. The 26,650-acre lake reached full pool in 1984 and offers a wide range of outdoor activities.

Trinity Episcopal Church
Built in the Gothic Revival Style in 1860, this pink stuccoed brick structure is known for its stained glass windows and working 1860 Baker Tracker Organ.

Old Bank Building
This former bank now serves as the Welcome Center for Abbeville County. Visitors can pick up material on local attractions and view the Wilber Kutz's collections of paintings of Abbeville history.

Abbeville Square
Located in the heart of historic Abbeville, the square is surrounded by the 1906 Opera House and Court House complex, the 1903 Belmont Inn, and a delightful early 20th century commercial district.

The Grange
Constructed from local stone as a WPA project in 1935 for the "Patrons of Husbandry."

Parsons Mountain
As one of several recreation areas in the Sumter National Forest, Parsons Mountain offers an extensive network of biking trails, a 26-mile horse trail, camping and swimming.

Calhoun Falls State Recreation Area
Located on the shores of Richard B. Russell Lake, the park contains a marina, boat ramps, campsites, meeting facility, swimming area and nature trails.
HM NumberHM9N3
Series This marker is part of the South Carolina: South Carolina Heritage Corridor series, and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series.
Placed BySouth Carolina Heritage Corridor
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Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 2:18am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 372082 N 3799838
Decimal Degrees34.33195000, -82.39055000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 19.917', W 82° 23.433'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 19' 55.02" N, 82° 23' 25.98" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 Depot St, Due West SC 29639, US
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