“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Sumter County, Alabama

Clickable Map of Sumter County, Alabama and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Sumter County, AL (13) Choctaw County, AL (3) Greene County, AL (12) Marengo County, AL (28) Pickens County, AL (18) Kemper County, MS (7) Lauderdale County, MS (72) Noxubee County, MS (16)  SumterCounty(13) Sumter County (13)  ChoctawCounty(3) Choctaw County (3)  GreeneCounty(12) Greene County (12)  MarengoCounty(28) Marengo County (28)  PickensCounty(18) Pickens County (18)  KemperCountyMississippi(7) Kemper County (7)  LauderdaleCounty(72) Lauderdale County (72)  NoxubeeCounty(16) Noxubee County (16)
Livingston is the county seat for Sumter County
Adjacent to Sumter County, Alabama
      Choctaw County (3)  
      Greene County (12)  
      Marengo County (28)  
      Pickens County (18)  
      Kemper County, Mississippi (7)  
      Lauderdale County, Mississippi (72)  
      Noxubee County, Mississippi (16)  
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1Alabama, Sumter County, Demopolis — The Rooster Bridge
On U.S. 80, 3 miles east of State Road 28, on the right when traveling east.
Side A In 1919 a rooster sale organized by Frank Derby raised money to begin construction of a bridge over the Tombigbee River at Moscow Ferry. This was the last link in the completion of the Dixie Overland Highway between Savannah and San . . . Map (db m38074) HM
2Alabama, Sumter County, Emelle — Town of Emelle, AlabamaA One of a Kind Community
On County Road 24 at Dailey Avenue, on the right when traveling west on County Road 24.
This community honors Emelle Dial, whose father Joseph Dial gave land to the Alabama, Tennessee and Northern Railroad with the provision that the station be named for his daughter. The daughter is said to have been named for her two aunts, Emma and . . . Map (db m92660) HM
3Alabama, Sumter County, Gainesville — Town of Gainesville
On State Street (Alabama Route 116) at McKee Street (Alabama Route 39), on the right when traveling south on State Street.
The Town of Gainesville, a designated Tree City USA, was founded in 1832. The land on which the town is located was originally owned by John Coleman, husband to a Choctaw Indian of the area. He sold the land to Colonel Moses Lewis, who had the . . . Map (db m69709) HM
4Alabama, Sumter County, Gainesville — Woodbury
On State Street (Alabama Route 116) at McKee Street (Alabama Route 39), on the right when traveling south on State Street.
Earliest known Morgan Horse in Alabama and one of the three major stallion sons sired by Justin Morgan, foundation sire of the breed. Woodbury was foaled in 1816 in Vermont, where he remained until sold to Norman Bugbee of Gainesville, Alabama, . . . Map (db m69710) HM
5Alabama, Sumter County, Livingston — Livingston State College
On North Washington Street (State Highway 11), on the left when traveling north.
Chartered in 1840 as Livingston Collegiate Institute (1835: Female Presbyterian Academy planned). In 1883, by work of Julia Tutwiler, Alabama legislature made its first grant of funds to a girls school. In 1907: State Normal school. In 1929: became . . . Map (db m109526) HM
6Alabama, Sumter County, Livingston — Livingston, Ala.First Settlement — 1832 —
On Spring Street at Madison Street, on the right when traveling south on Spring Street.
(Title is text)Map (db m92666) HM
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7Alabama, Sumter County, Livingston — Livingston, Alabama / Livingston's Bored Well
On Washington Street South at Franklin Street, on the right when traveling north on Washington Street South.
Side 1 Livingston, Alabama Prior to the signing of the Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek on September 27, 1830, this site belonged to the Choctaw Nation. Early settlers to the area came from the Carolinas, Georgia, Tennessee, and . . . Map (db m92665) HM
8Alabama, Sumter County, Livingston — Sumter County
On Lafayette Street (U.S. 11) at Franklin Street, on the right when traveling south on Lafayette Street.
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 . . . Map (db m92663) HM
9Alabama, Sumter County, Livingston — Sumter County Confederate Monument1861 - 1865
Near Lafayette Street at Franklin Street, on the right when traveling south.
Our Confederate Heroes For listing of names on monument - see belowMap (db m92670) WM
10Alabama, Sumter County, Livingston — Sumter County's Covered Bridge
On Student Union Drive, 0.5 miles south of University Drive, on the right when traveling south.
1860 Captain W. A. C. Jones of Livingston designed and built the bridge of hand-hewn yellow pine put together with large pegs, clear span 88 feet, overhead clearance 14 feet, and inside width 17 feet, across the Sucarnoochee River on old State . . . Map (db m92661) HM
11Alabama, Sumter County, York — History of York / The Coleman Center
On Avenue A at College Street, on the right when traveling east on Avenue A.
History of York Legend has it that York began at a blacksmith shop called Old Anvil, located at a crossroads a few miles northwest of the present city. Circa 1833, early settlers of a site located east of modern-day York on the old . . . Map (db m89719) HM
12Alabama, Sumter County, York — Line 32° 28´ North Latitude
On 4th Avenue (U.S. 11) 0.6 miles north of Longshore Drive, on the right when traveling north.
Northern Boundary of: British W. Florida 1764-83 Spanish W. Florida 1783-95 Mississippi Territory: 1798-1804 Washington County 1800-12 Clarke County 1812-15 Southern Boundary of: British Illinois 1764-83 United States . . . Map (db m89725) HM
13Alabama, Sumter County, York — York Veterans War MemorialLest We Forget
On Broad Street (Alabama Route 17) at Conti Street, on the right when traveling south on Broad Street.
On behalf of a grateful nation in recognition of the men and women who bravely served their country during war and peace. Especially those who gave their lives as the ultimate sacrifice to preserve freedom throughout the world.Map (db m89727) WM
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Mar. 26, 2023