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Livingston in Sumter County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Sumter County

 
 
Sumter County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 19, 2016
1. Sumter County Marker
Inscription.
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.
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 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 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Livingston, Ala. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sumter County's Covered Bridge (approx. 0.9 miles away); Line 32 28 North Latitude
Sumter County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 19, 2016
2. Sumter County Courthouse
(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); Town of Emelle, Alabama (approx. 12.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Livingston.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on Sumter County. (Submitted on February 20, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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View towards Courthouse & Confederate Monument image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 19, 2016
3. View towards Courthouse & Confederate Monument
Looking north on U.S. Highway 11. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 19, 2016
4. Looking north on U.S. Highway 11.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 20, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 255 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 20, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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