From its inception, Abbeville County’s “can do attitude” has been reflected by its significant contribution to the regional and state economies. Beginning in the mid 1700’s and through the mid twentieth century, Abbeville County’ economy was purely agricultural with cotton and cattle farming being the major source of income for local residents. However, by the mid 1960’s the development of industrial enterprises primarily in the area of textiles, rivaled agriculture as the area’s “economic engine.” Companies such as Calvin Klein, Milliken, Mohawk Industries, and Westpoint Stevens discovered long ago that Abbeville County provides an extremely productive location for their operations.
The Belmont Inn is a historic place of lodging included in the Abbeville Historic District listed with the National Register of Historic Places. Step back in time and enjoy the hospitality and ambiance of a bygone era. The Belmont Inn features 25 guest rooms. It’s the perfect setting for a weekend getaway, Opera House performance, weddings, receptions, family reunion and numerous other events. Take a stroll through the historic square, visit the quaint shops, dine at the Belmont Inn, and see a great performance at the Abbeville Opera House. After a day of experiencing all the attractions you can enjoy a refreshing drink on the spacious veranda before retiring to the comforts of your room.