Abbeville, first city in the nation alphabetically, both by city and state.
Abbeville was first settled in 1822 and was incorporated some years later. In 1859 young William Calvin Oates organized a company of 121 men on the steps of the Abbeville courthouse. This group of enthusiastic young men, known as Company G of the 15th Alabama, marched northward carrying dreams of glory; however, soon stark realities of a solider’s life were thrust upon them.
They would be immortalized at Gettysburg’s Little Round Top, and many never returned home. Though losing his right arm in battle, Oats returned to Abbeville after the war and resumed his legal career. In November 1894 he was elected governor after serving seven consecutive terms in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Don’t Miss these Must Do’s:
- Huggin’ Molly’s
- Blue Springs State Park
- Farmers Market
- Henry County Veterans’ Memorial Park
- Town Square Shoppes
- Old Pioneer City Cemetery
- Money’s Bar & Grill
- Thomas Mill Creek Park
- Hardridge Creek Park
- Abbeville Recreation Complex
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101 East Washington Street, Abbeville, AL | 334-585-6444