near Sumter in Sumter County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Gen. Thomas Sumter Memorial Highway
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 St. James Lutheran Church (approx. 2½ 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.)
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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 720 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 29, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.