Oakland in Sumter County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
General Thomas Sumter Grave
This stone marks the grave of one of South
Carolina's most distinguished citizens,
One of the founders of the Republic.
Born in Virginia August 14, 1734.
Died June 1, 1832
To General Thomas Sumter
who fought so gloriously for the
Liberty of the United States
In remembrance of his two grandsons
Charles and Etienne DeFontenay
Who fought so heroically and died so nobly
for the Liberty of France in 1916
Homage du Viconte du Fontenay
Ambassadeur du France
In Honor of
Revolutionary War Hero
General Thomas Sumter
July 14,1734 - June 1, 1832
Sumter's Home Chapter D.A.R.
He came to South Carolina about 1760 and was in the Indian Service on the frontier for several years, before settling as a planter in this vicinity. Commandant 6th Regt. S.C. Line, Continental Establishment, 1776 - 1778. Brig. Gen S.C. Militia, 1780 - 1782.
Member of the Continental Congress, 1783 - 84.
Member U.S. Congress 1789 - 1793. 1797 - 1801.
U.S. Senator, 1801 -1810.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. 33° 59.227′ N, 80° 31.066′ W. Marker is in Oakland, South Carolina, in Sumter County. Marker is on Action Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located at the end of Action Road, off Meeting House Road (State Road 43-488) South of Quimby Road at General Sumter Memorial Park. Marker is in this post office area: Dalzell SC 29040, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Thomas Sumter (a few steps from this marker); General Thomas Sumter (approx. 0.3 miles away); General Sumter Memorial Academy (approx. 0.3 miles away); High Hills Baptist Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Battle of Beech Creek / The Civil War Ends In S.C (approx. 1.6 miles away); Church of the Holy Cross (approx. 2.5 miles away); Joel Roberts Poinsett (approx. 2.5 miles away); a different marker also named Church of the Holy Cross (approx. 2.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Oakland.
Also see . . . Thomas Sumter, Wikipedia entry...the Carolina Gamecock. The town of Sumter, South Carolina and Sumter County were named for him. The town of Sumter is even dubbed "The Gamecock City" after his nickname. "Gamecock" is one of the several traditional nicknames for a native of South Carolina. The University of South Carolina's official nickname is the "Fighting Gamecocks," though since 1903 the teams have been
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