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Oakland in Sumter County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
General Thomas Sumter Grave
 
Sumter Grave Memorial, west face Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2010
1. Sumter Grave Memorial, west face
 
Inscription.
(West face)
This stone marks the grave of one of South
Carolina's most distinguished citizens,
Thomas Sumter.
One of the founders of the Republic.
Born in Virginia August 14, 1734.
Died June 1, 1832

(Lower Plaque)
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


(Ground Marker)
[D.A.R. Emblem]
In Honor of
Revolutionary War Hero
General Thomas Sumter
July 14,1734 - June 1, 1832
Placed by
Sumter's Home Chapter D.A.R.

(East face)
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
 
Sumter Grave east face Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, February 4, 2010
2. Sumter Grave east face
 
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
 
Sumter Grave , west face Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, February 4, 2010
3. Sumter Grave , west face
 
simply known as the "Gamecocks." In addition, Fort Sumter in Charleston harbor was named for Sumter after the War of 1812. The fort is best known as the site upon which the shots initiating the American Civil War were fired, at the Battle of Fort Sumter. (Submitted on March 12, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
To General Thomas Sumter Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, February 4, 2010
4. To General Thomas Sumter
 
 
Sumter Grave D.A.R. Ground Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, February 4, 2010
5. Sumter Grave D.A.R. Ground Marker
 
 
Sumter Grave , east face Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, February 4, 2010
6. Sumter Grave , east face
 
 
Sumter Grave site Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, February 4, 2010
7. Sumter Grave site
left-Thomas Sumter Jr.• center-Mary Cantey• right-Gen. Thomas Sumter
 
 
Sumter Grave Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, February 4, 2010
8. Sumter Grave
Gen. Thomas Sumter
Born 1734
Died 1832
 
 
Sumter Grave Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, February 4, 2010
9. Sumter Grave
Mary Cantey
Beloved Wife of
General Thomas Sumter
Born 1723
Died 1817
 
 
Sumter Grave Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, February 4, 2010
10. Sumter Grave
Thomas Sumter Jr.
Born Aug. 30, 1768
Died June 15, 1840
 
 
General Thomas Sumter Grave (distant) Site and Memorial Park Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, February 4, 2010
11. General Thomas Sumter Grave (distant) Site and Memorial Park
Foreground
Tomb of Nathalie Marie Louise Stephamie
Beatrix de Delage de Volude
Beloved wife of Thomas Sumter, Jr.
Born in France Oct. 28, 1782
Died in Stateburg Aug. 10, 1841
 
 
General Thomas Sumter Grave Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2010
12. General Thomas Sumter Grave
 
 
General Thomas Sumter Grave Photo, Click for full size
Historic American Buildings Survey, 1934
13. General Thomas Sumter Grave
Historic American Engineering Record, HABS SC,43-1-2
 
 
General Thomas Sumter Grave Photo, Click for full size
Historic American Buildings Survey, 1934
14. General Thomas Sumter Grave
Historic American Engineering Record, HABS SC,43-1-3
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on March 12, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,742 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on March 12, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   12. submitted on September 7, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   13, 14. submitted on April 30, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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