Sumterville in Sumter County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
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.
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 Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sumterville FL 33585, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Adamsville (approx. 4.6 miles away); Ft. Armstrong (approx. 7.1 miles away); On This Spot (approx. 7½ miles away); Oak Grove Cemetery Confederate Veterans Memorial (approx. 8.9 miles away); Parson Brown Orange Tree (approx. 9.4 miles away); The Battle of Wahoo Swamp (approx. 9.8 miles away); Attorney Virgil Darnell Hopkins (approx. 10.2 miles away); Royal School Site (approx. 10.6 miles away).
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 23, 2013, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 507 times since then. 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.