Oakland in Sumter County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
General Thomas Sumter
Monument to General Sumter stands 500 yards south. Born August 14, 1734, in Hanover County, Virginia, he was a frontiersman and Indian fighter. Coming to South Carolina by 1764, he became a planter. As Partisan leader and later brigadier general of state troops, he harried the British in the Revolution. He served in U. S. House and Senate and died at South Mount, June 1, 1832.
Monument to General Sumter was erected by General Assembly of S. C. and unveiled Aug. 14, 1907, at ceremonies attended by Sumter Guards of Charleston, 300 U. S. Regulars, First Artillery Band and Sumter Light Infantry, with address by Hon. Henry A. Middleton Smith. Chairman of commission and moving spirit in erection of this monument was Col. John J. Dargan of Stateburg.
Erected 1953 by Sumter County Historical Commission. (Marker Number 43-9.)
Location. 33° 59.451′ N, 80° 30.975′ W. Marker is in Oakland, South Carolina, in Sumter County. Marker is at the intersection of Acton Road and Meeting House Road (South Carolina Road 43-488), on the right when traveling west on Acton Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dalzell SC 29040, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 General Sumter Memorial Academy (within shouting distance of this marker); General Thomas Sumter Grave (approx. 0.3 miles away); Thomas Sumter (approx. 0.3 miles away); High Hills Baptist Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); Battle of Beech Creek / The Civil War Ends In S.C (approx. 1.9 miles away); Church of the Holy Cross (approx. 2.7 miles away); Joel Roberts Poinsett (approx. 2.7 miles away); a different marker also named Church of the Holy Cross (approx. 2.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Oakland.
Also see . . . The Revolutionary South. He(Sumter) served in the Virginia militia during the French and Indian War and was present at Edward Braddock's defeat in 1755.
Categories. • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary •
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