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near Sumter in Sumter County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Gen. Thomas Sumter Memorial Highway

 
 
Gen. Thomas Sumter Memorial Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 7, 2010
1. Gen. Thomas Sumter Memorial Highway Marker
Inscription. This honors his 250th birthday, 1734-1984. Born in Va., Aug. 14. A frontiersman and Indian fighter. By 1760 he had settled in S.C. He was a member First Provincial Congress, called in 1775 because war with England threatened. The commander of The 6th Reg., S.C., in 1776, The Brig. Gen., S.C. Militia, known as the "Gamecock of the American Revolution."
(Reverse text)
War won, he returned to his Stateburg plantation and business. He sought pensions for veterans. He was elected to; S.C. Assembly, 1782, Continental Congress, 1783, U.S. Congress 1789 93, 1797-1801, and the U.S. Senate, 1801- 1810. Sumter served under our first three presidents, Washington, Adams, and Jefferson and known as a strong States Rights man.
 
Erected 1986 by Sumter County Historical Commission.
 
Location. 33° 58.652′ N, 80° 24.091′ W. Marker is in near Sumter, South Carolina, in Sumter County. Marker is on Thomas Sumter Highway (U.S. 521), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located opposite (east side) 2090 Thomas Sumter Highway. Marker is in this post office area: Sumter SC 29153, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Major General George L. Mabry, Jr. Veterans Memorial Park
Gen. Thomas Sumter Memorial Highway Marker, side 2 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 7, 2010
2. Gen. Thomas Sumter Memorial Highway Marker, side 2
(approx. 2.4 miles away); St. James Lutheran Church (approx. 2 miles away); Mt. Zion Methodist Church (approx. 4.1 miles away); Green Swamp Methodist Church (approx. 4.2 miles away); Sumter's Memorial To Its Brave Soldiers (approx. 4.7 miles away); Military Post / Potter's Raid (approx. 4.8 miles away); Henry L. Scarborough House (approx. 4.8 miles away); Elizabeth White House (approx. 4.9 miles away).
 
Regarding Gen. Thomas Sumter Memorial Highway. Gen. Thomas Sumter, "The Gamecock," a friend of the Cherokee, a Revolutionary War hero, planter, congressman and senator. A town, county, national forest and a fort in Charleston are named after him.
When he died on June1, 1832, Thomas Sumter was the last surviving officer of the American Revolution.
 
Also see . . .  City of Sumter: General Thomas Sumter. ...A sergeant in the Virginia Militia he campaigned against the Cherokees. ... (Submitted on September 29, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismPoliticsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Gen. Thomas Sumter Memorial Highway Marker, looking south along the highway image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 7, 2010
3. Gen. Thomas Sumter Memorial Highway Marker, looking south along the highway
Gen. Thomas Sumter Memorial Highway Marker, looking north along US 521 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 7, 2010
4. Gen. Thomas Sumter Memorial Highway Marker, looking north along US 521
Gen. Thomas Sumter image. Click for full size.
By City of Sumter web page
5. Gen. Thomas Sumter
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 29, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 711 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 29, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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