Livingston in Sumter County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
1736: First settlement by French at Ft. Tombecbee.
1830: U.S. got Choctaw Indian lands by Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek.
1832: County created by Act of State Legislature -- named for Gen. Thomas Sumter, "The Gamecock," South Carolina Revolutionary hero.
1833: Livingston made county seat.
Erected 1966 by Alabama Historical Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • Native Americans • Political Subdivisions • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1736.
Location. 32° 34.961′ N, 88° 11.27′ W. Marker is in Livingston, Alabama, in Sumter County. Marker is at the intersection of Lafayette Street (U.S. 11) and Franklin Street, on the right when traveling south on Lafayette Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 115 Franklin Street, Livingston AL 35470, 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. Sumter County Confederate Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Livingston, Alabama / Livingston's Bored Well Livingston, Ala. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Livingston State College (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sumter County's Covered Bridge (approx. 0.9 miles away); Line 32° 28΄ North Latitude (approx. 7.4 miles away); York Veterans War Memorial (approx. 9.2 miles away); History of York / The Coleman Center (approx. 9.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Livingston.
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Also see . . . Wikipedia article on Sumter County. (Submitted on February 20, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 20, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 438 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 20, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.