Near Gordonsville in Orange County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
General Thomas Sumter
Erected 2000 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number G-25.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, French and Indian • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1780.
Location. 38° 7.433′ N, 78° 13.167′ W. Marker is near Gordonsville, Virginia, in Orange County. Marker is at the intersection Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gordonsville VA 22942, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Orange County / Louisa County (approx. 0.9 miles away); Madison-Barbour Rural Historic District (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named Orange County / Louisa County (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Maplewood Memorial Association (approx. 1.9 miles away); Gordonsville's Legendary Chicken Vendors (approx. 1.9 miles away); In Memory of the Soldiers, Both Confederate and Union (approx. 1.9 miles away); Welcome to The Exchange Hotel and Civil War Medical Museum (approx. 1.9 miles away); Gordon Inn (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gordonsville.
More about this marker. A marker with this same number but titled “General Sumter’s Boyhood” was erected 5 miles south of Ruckersville on U.S. 29 (about 11 miles west-northwest) some time after 1937. By 1989 it was missing. It read “Thomas Sumter, Revolutionary soldier in South Carolina for whom Fort Sumter was named, lived for a time in his youth at Sumter’s Mill, five miles southeast.” The place “Sumter’s Mill” is not on modern maps.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2023. It was originally submitted on March 31, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,642 times since then and 113 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 31, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 3. submitted on July 20, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.