“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Sumterville in Sumter County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)


Historic Site

Sumterville Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, December 2, 2011
1. Sumterville Marker
Inscription.  Sumter County was created by an act of the Florida Legislature on January 8, 1853. The new county was created from the southern part of Marion County and included a large segment of what is now Lake County. The community of Adamsville was selected as the first county seat. In 1858 the county seat was moved to Sumterville, where it remained until 1868 when an act of the state legislature directed that the seat be moved to Leesburg.

In 1879 the state legislature directed that an election be held to determine a permanent county seat. In the election held on October 10, 1881, Sumterville was selected, but legal questions arose concerning the validity of the election and finally the legislative session on 1883 recognized the election and fixed the permanent county seat as Sumterville.

On January 30, 1909 the courthouse burned and immediately there arose a movement to locate the county seat in another part of the county. Numerous elections were held, and finally Bushnell was declared the seat on March 20, 1912, all county offices were moved to Bushnell.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers
Sumterville Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James R. Murray, September 25, 2014
2. Sumterville Marker
The marker as seen from the highway. There is also signage that indicates a historical monument is by the road.
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. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1942.
Location. 28° 44.662′ N, 82° 3.842′ W. Marker is in Sumterville, Florida, in Sumter County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 301 and County Road 522, on the right when traveling north on U.S. 301. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sumterville FL 33585, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Adamsville (approx. 4.6 miles away); Pilaklikaha/Abraham's Town (approx. 5½ miles away); Ft. Armstrong (approx. 7.1 miles away); Baker House (approx. 7.4 miles away); On This Spot (approx. 7½ miles away); Sumter County Farmers Market (approx. 8.9 miles away); Oak Grove Cemetery Confederate Veterans Memorial (approx. 8.9 miles away); Parson Brown Orange Tree (approx. 9.4 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on July 22, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 23, 2013, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 727 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 23, 2013, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.   2. submitted on September 25, 2014, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 30, 2022