Alabama March 23, 2017
The Small Town In Alabama You’ve Never Heard Of But Will Fall In Love With
Alabama is home to many
small towns. And even though some aren’t well known, that doesn’t make them any less appealing. One of Alabama’s lesser known small towns is Abbeville, which is located within the state’s southeastern region. Read on to learn what makes this Alabama town truly special.
Abbeville, Alabama, the county seat of Henry County, was founded in 1823 and has less than 3,000 residents. Its name is derived from Abbey Creek.
Because dogwoods bloom throughout Abbeville, it's known as "The City of Dogwoods."
Besides its beautiful dogwood trees, what makes Abbeville truly unique is that it comes first alphabetically by both city and state, according to the Rand McNally Road Atlas.
Abbeville is filled with many historic homes. Pictured is the Bethune-Kennedy House, Abbeville's oldest building.
Another historic building you'll encounter while exploring Abbeville is Rosa Parks' childhood home, which is located on AL Hwy 10, approximately one mile west of U.S. 431.
Abbeville's Town Square Shoppes, which are located on Kirkland Street, provide a unique shopping experience for locals and visitors alike.
One of the most unique places to eat in Abbeville is
Huggin' Molly's. This restaurant's soda fountain and unique decor makes it a true blast from the past.
Address: 129 Kirkland St, Abbeville, AL 36310
From burgers and sandwiches, to steaks and spaghetti, there's something on the menu for everyone at Huggin' Molly's. Don't forget to save room for dessert!
If it's comfort food you're craving, look no further than Ruby's.
Address: 512 Kirkland St, Abbeville, AL 36310
The food served at this cafeteria-style diner is so delicious it'll remind you of Grandma's cooking.
For something unique to do this spring, consider taking a tour of Abbeville's Old Pioneer City Cemetery on Yatta Abba Day (May 7, 2017). During the tour, individuals dressed in costumes will tell the stories and history of several notable people from the area.
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The next time you find yourself passing through Abbeville, stop and stay awhile. It's a town unlike any other, and you'll instantly fall in love with it.
Have you ever visited Abbeville, Alabama? If so, what did you think? What is your favorite small town in Alabama that’s somewhat lesser known? Let us know in the comments!