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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Sumter County, South Carolina

 
Clickable Map of Sumter County, South Carolina and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Sumter County, SC (67) Calhoun County, SC (16) Clarendon County, SC (61) Florence County, SC (74) Kershaw County, SC (100) Lee County, SC (24) Richland County, SC (325)  SumterCounty(67) Sumter County (67)  CalhounCounty(16) Calhoun County (16)  ClarendonCounty(61) Clarendon County (61)  FlorenceCounty(74) Florence County (74)  KershawCounty(100) Kershaw County (100)  LeeCounty(24) Lee County (24)  RichlandCounty(325) Richland County (325)
Sumter is the county seat for Sumter County
Adjacent to Sumter County, South Carolina
      Calhoun County (16)  
      Clarendon County (61)  
      Florence County (74)  
      Kershaw County (100)  
      Lee County (24)  
      Richland County (325)  
 
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1South Carolina, Sumter County, near Sumter — Gen. Thomas Sumter Memorial Highway
On Thomas Sumter Highway (U.S. 521), on the right when traveling north.
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 . . . Map (db m36271) HM
2South Carolina, Sumter County, Boykin- Rembert area — Burwell Boykin / Battle of Boykins Mill
On Boykin Mill Road (State Highway 28-2) near Boykin Road (State Highway 261), on the left when traveling east.
(South Face) Burwell Boykin, a 15 year old volunteer with the South Carolina Home Guard and son of Col. Alexander Hamilton Boykin, fought at this site defending his home on April 18, 1865. (East Face) . . . Map (db m44793) HM
3South Carolina, Sumter County, Cane Savannah — 43-43 — Cane Savannah Plantation
On St. Paul's Church Road (State Highway 40) near Wedgefield Road (State Highway 763), on the right when traveling north.
(Front text) Cane Savannah Plantation was established in 1784 by a 4000-acre grant to Lt. Col. Matthew Singleton (1730-1787), state representative and officer who had served under Francis Marion during the American Revolution. The plantation . . . Map (db m43055) HM
4South Carolina, Sumter County, Dalzell — 43-22 — Furman Academy and Theological Institution
On Dodgen Hill Road, on the left when traveling west.
(Front) Established by the S. C. Baptist Convention in 1825, Furman opened in Edgefield in 1826. Later sites were here at High Hills (1829-1834), Winnsboro (1837-1850), and Greenville in 1851 (now Furman University). In 1859 the theological . . . Map (db m47574) HM
5South Carolina, Sumter County, Dalzell — Site of Furman Academy
Furman Academy and Theological Institution now Furman University Located on this spot 1829 — 1834Map (db m69833) HM
6South Carolina, Sumter County, Dinkin’s Mill — 43-33 — Skirmish at Dinkins' Mill
On North Kings Highway (State Highway 261) at Dinkin's Mill Road (County Road 76), on the right when traveling north on North Kings Highway.
(Front text) Following the battle of Boykin’s Mill on April 18, 1865, Federal troops commanded by Brig. Gen. Edward E. Potter advanced south to Middleton’s Depot, on the Wilmington & Manchester R.R. below Stateburg. Here, on April 19, they . . . Map (db m27649) HM
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7South Carolina, Sumter County, East Sumter — 43-41 — Beulah School
On 3175 Florence Highway (US 76), on the right when traveling west.
This two-room African-American school was likely built between 1922 and 1930 for students in grades 1-7. It had 50-100 students and an academic year of four to five months until 1939 and six to eight months afterwards. Janie Colclough and Brantley . . . Map (db m28713) HM
8South Carolina, Sumter County, East Sumter — 43-29 — St. Paul African American Methodist Episcopal Church
On Plowden Mill Road, on the left when traveling south.
Marker Front: This congregation was organized before the Civil War and held its services in a brush arbor until 1875 when its trustees bought land near this site from B. W. Brogdon and built a sanctuary there. First church officers were . . . Map (db m27462) HM
9South Carolina, Sumter County, Hagood — 43-34 — Oakland Plantation
On Boykin Road (State Highway 261), on the right when traveling south.
(Front text) This plantation was established in 1735 with a royal grant to William Sanders, who built a house and tavern, or “publick house,” here. That house was either extensively remodeled into or replaced by the present . . . Map (db m27437) HM
10South Carolina, Sumter County, Harvings Crossroads — 43-31 — Enon Baptist Church
On Starks Ferry Road at Pinewood Road (State Road 120), on the right when traveling west on Starks Ferry Road.
This church was organized in 1872 by Rev. Benjamin Lawson and held early services in a brush arbor. The first sanctuary, a log building, was built about 1883, during the ministry of Rev. S.B.Taylor; its timbers were reused to build a frame sanctuary . . . Map (db m27486) HM
11South Carolina, Sumter County, Horatio — 43-18 — Lenoir Store
On Horatio- Hargood Road (State Highway 37), on the left when traveling west.
Since before 1808, the Lenoir family have operated a general store at the site of Horatio, S. C. Lenoir's Store is mentioned in the 1808 will of Isaac Lenoir, and later appears on Mills's 1825 map and McLaurin's 1878 map of Sumter County. The . . . Map (db m27824) HM
12South Carolina, Sumter County, Manchester State Forest, Pinewood — 43-6 — St. Mark's Episcopal Church
On County Road 51 at St Marks Church Road on County Road 51.
(Front text) By Act of Assembly St. Mark's Parish was established in 1757. The first Church stood at Halfway Swamp. Others were built near Williamsburg-Sumter Line, near Rimini, and near this site. These four churches were abandoned or . . . Map (db m27134) HM
13South Carolina, Sumter County, Mayesville — 43-16 — Birthplace of Mary McLeod Bethune
On Florence Highway (U.S. 76) at South Lafayette Street (South Carolina Highway 154), on the left when traveling east on Florence Highway.
This noted humanitarian and educator was born five miles north of Mayesville, S.C., on July 10, 1875. She was one of the first pupils of the Mayesville Mission School, located fifty yards west of this marker, where she later served as a teacher. . . . Map (db m27402) HM
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14South Carolina, Sumter County, Mayesville — The Mayesville Story
On South Main Street East near Liberty Street, on the left.
(Left text) A Railroad Town As with many rural South Carolina towns, Mayesville grew up around a railroad depot. The Wilmington and Manchester Railroad built the depot in 1853 on land owned by Matthew Peterson Mayes, known to . . . Map (db m29430) HM
15South Carolina, Sumter County, Millwood — 43-39 — Mt. Zion Methodist Church
On Loring Mill Road (State Highway 204), on the left when traveling north.
(Front text) This church, with its origin in a brush arbor where services were held during the Civil War, was formally organized in 1873 with a Rev. B. James as its first pastor. Col. James D. Blanding sold the trustees a small parcel to . . . Map (db m27315) HM
16South Carolina, Sumter County, Oakland — 43-14 — General Sumter Memorial Academy
On Acton Road near Meeting House Road (South Carolina Highway 43-488), on the right when traveling south.
(Front text) This forerunner of the modern consolidated rural high school with Colonel John Julius Dargan, noted educator, as founder and principal, offered classes in agriculture, home economics, and music. Day students from four . . . Map (db m27829) HM
17South Carolina, Sumter County, Oakland — 43-9 — General Thomas Sumter
On Acton Road at Meeting House Road (South Carolina Highway 43-488), on the right when traveling west on Acton Road.
(Front text) Monument to General Sumter stands 500 yards south. Born August 14, 1734, in Hanover County, Virginia, he was a frontiersman and Indian fighter. Coming to South Carolina by 1764, he became a planter. As Partisan leader and . . . Map (db m27769) HM
18South Carolina, Sumter County, Oakland — General Thomas Sumter Grave
On Action Road, on the right when traveling south.
(West face) This stone marks the grave of one of South Carolina's most distinguished citizens, Thomas Sumter. One of the founders of the Republic. Born in Virginia August 14, 1734. Died June 1, 1832 (Lower . . . Map (db m28532) HM
19South Carolina, Sumter County, Oakland — 43-3 — High Hills Baptist Church
On Meeting House Road (State Highway 43-488), on the right when traveling east.
(Front text) Organized by Rev. Joseph Reese, this church was established Jan. 4, 1772. First located on land given by Dr. Joseph Howard (later moved to present site purchased from Gen. Thomas Sumter), it ordained, 1774, young Richard . . . Map (db m27133) HM
20South Carolina, Sumter County, Oakland — Thomas SumterSymbol of South Carolina Resistance
Near End of Action Road, on the right when traveling south.
"Enchanted with the splendor of victory, he (Thomas Sumter) would wade in torrents of blood to attain it. " Colonel Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee. The land on which you now stand, here in the High Hills of Santee, once belonged to General . . . Map (db m28475) HM
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21South Carolina, Sumter County, Oswego — 43-28 — Bethel United Methodist Church
On Martinville Church Road (County Route 43-12) at Lodebar Road (County Route 43-100), on the left when traveling north on Martinville Church Road.
(Front) Established in 1856 by French Huguenot families with the consolidation of Lodebar, Rembert, Clark, and Sardis Methodist Churches, all dating from the early settlement of Sumter District. The first minister was Rev. Bond English; trustees . . . Map (db m47578) HM
22South Carolina, Sumter County, Pinewood — 43-7 — Col. David Dubose GaillardEngineer Of The Panama Canal
On Milford Plantation Road (State Highway 43-808) at Camp Mac Boykin Road (State Highway 43-51), on the right when traveling south on Milford Plantation Road.
[Front]: Born at Fulton Crossroads, Sept. 4, 1859, David DuBose Gaillard spent his boyhood in this section. He was graduated from West Point in 1884, rising to rank of Lieutenant-Colonel of Engineers. During the Spanish American War he . . . Map (db m27792) HM
23South Carolina, Sumter County, Pinewood — 43-45 — Millford Plantation
On Camp Mac Boykin Road (County Road 51) near St Marks Church Road, on the left when traveling north.
(Front text) Millford, 1mile west, is the finest Greek Revival house in S.C. and one of the finest in America. It was built from 1839 to 1841 for John Laurence Manning (1816-1889), a planter, state legislator, and governor 1852-54, . . . Map (db m69512) HM
24South Carolina, Sumter County, Pinewood — 43-15 — Richard Richardson
On Camp Mac Boykin Road near St Marks Church Road, on the right when traveling north.
An early plantation owner in this area, he was a Commissioner of St. Mark's Church who donated land for its construction. He was Magistrate and Delegate to the First and Second Provincial Congresses. In the Revolution he was Colonel in the Snow . . . Map (db m27793) HM
25South Carolina, Sumter County, Privateer — 43-17 — Bethel Baptist Church
On Bethel Church Road near Starks Ferry Road, on the right when traveling south.
(Front text) Bethel (Black River) Baptist Church was organized in 1780 and admitted to the Charleston Baptist Association in 1782. Its mother church was High Hills Baptist Church. Bethel was incorporated in December 1823. The Reverend . . . Map (db m27274) HM
26South Carolina, Sumter County, Scottsville — " Ebenezer "Goodwill Presbyterian Church
On Brick Church Road (State Road 527) close to Goodwill Church Road, on the right when traveling north.
These bricks from the old sanctuary of the Goodwill Presbyterian Church, along with the new sanctuary, commemorate the special grace of God that was visited upon this community when Hurricane Hugo swept through the state on September 21, . . . Map (db m28557) HM
27South Carolina, Sumter County, Scottsville — Goodwill Presbyterian Church, U.S.A.
On Brick Church Road (State Road 527) near Goodwill Church Road, on the right when traveling north.
(Front text) Founded in 1867 by 100 black members of Salem, Black River, Presbyterian Church (1759) desiring seperation. Dismissal granted, thus becoming the first black church in Sumter County. The congregation began meeting in . . . Map (db m28795) HM
28South Carolina, Sumter County, Scottsville — 43-4 — Salem (Black River) Presbyterian Church
On North Brick Church Road (State Highway 527), on the right when traveling south.
(Front text) This house of worship, commonly called Brick Church, was founded by Scotch-Irish settlers in 1759 on land given by Capt. David Anderson. Original log meeting-house was replaced by frame building and named Salem Presbyterian . . . Map (db m27861) HM
29South Carolina, Sumter County, Stateburg — 43-30 — Battle of Beech Creek / The Civil War Ends In S.C
On Raccoon Road (State Highway 43-29) near North Kings Highway (State Highway 261), on the right when traveling east.
(Front text) Battle of Beech Creek In April 1865 Confederates formed a defensive line along the high ground above Beech Creek to oppose Brig. Gen. Edward Potter's Federals advancing through Stateburg toward Camden. S.C. militia, the . . . Map (db m27348) HM
30South Carolina, Sumter County, Stateburg — 43-36 — Battle of Stateburg
On North Kings Highway (State Highway 261) at Barnwell Drive, on the right when traveling north on North Kings Highway.
(Front text) In April 1865 2,700 Federal troops commanded by Brig. Gen. Edward E. Potter left Georgetown in a raid against the railroad lines between Sumter and Camden. After briefly occupying Sumter Potter advanced to Manchester and . . . Map (db m27358) HM
31South Carolina, Sumter County, Stateburg — Church of the Holy Cross
Near North Kings Highway (State Highway 261).
The Church of the Holy Cross began as a chapel of ease to St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Clarendon County. In 1788, it was granted a charter as the Episcopal Church of Claremont. On September 11, 1850, the cornerstone of the present . . . Map (db m43201) HM
32South Carolina, Sumter County, Stateburg — 73001732 — Church of the Holy Cross
On North Kings Highway (State Highway 261), on the right when traveling north.
The National Register of Historic Places South Carolina Department of Archives And History Church Of The Holy Cross Map (db m44284) HM
33South Carolina, Sumter County, Stateburg — 43-12 — Church of the Holy Cross Stateburg / Holy Cross Churchyard — (Episcopal) —
On North Kings Highway (State Highway 261), on the right when traveling north.
(Front text) Church of the Holy Cross Stateburg (Episcopal) This church is the successor to the nearby Chapel of Ease of 1770. Present building is on the site of the old Claremont Church of 1788, built on land given by General Thomas . . . Map (db m27132) HM
34South Carolina, Sumter County, Stateburg — 43-5 — Early Charleston Road
On North King’s Highway (State Highway 261) at U.S. 76, on the right when traveling south on North King’s Highway.
This road largely followed the Catawba Path (1698). Widened by Public Act, 1753, and called "The Great Charleston Road," it joined that city with Camden and "The Back Country." Over it came Indians, pack-animals laden with hides, drovers, rolled . . . Map (db m27822) HM
35South Carolina, Sumter County, Stateburg — Joel Roberts Poinsett1779-1851
Near North Kings Highway (State Highway 261), on the right when traveling north.
Born in Charleston, S.C. Statesman, diplomat, author and naturalist. Educated in medicine, military science and law, Traveled extensively in Asia and Europe. U.S. Commissioner concerned with the independence of South American . . . Map (db m43361) HM
36South Carolina, Sumter County, Stateburg — 43-19 — William Tennent
On Charles L. Griffith III Highway (State Highway 261) near Broad Street (U.S. 76), on the right when traveling south.
Third Presbyterian preacher of this name, Tennent died several miles south in 1777. He was born in 1740 of a renowned family of ministers and educators. From 1772 he served as pastor of the Independent Church of Charlestown. As a patriot, he . . . Map (db m88442) HM
37South Carolina, Sumter County, Sumter — Battle of Dingles MillMemorial Park
Near Manning Road (U.S. 521) near near Turkey Creek Bridge, on the right when traveling south.
Battle fought at this site Apr. 9, 1865 Dedicated Saturday Jan. 27, 1979 3 P.M. Sponsored by Dick Anderson Chapter No. 75 (1896) United Daughters of the Confedercy Wm. E. Brunson III, noted War Between The States Arms and Records . . . Map (db m35569) HM
38South Carolina, Sumter County, Sumter — 43-10 — Battle of Dingle's Mill
On Manning Road (U.S. 521), on the right when traveling south.
(Front text) Here on Apr. 9, 1865, the day of Gen. Lee's surrender, was fought one of the last battles of the War between the States. 158 Confederates rallied by Col. Geo. W. Lee stopped, for several hours, the advance of 2700 Union troops . . . Map (db m35886) HM
39South Carolina, Sumter County, Sumter — 43-20 — Clara Louise Kellogg
On South Main Street at Dugan Street, on the right when traveling south on South Main Street.
Clara Louise Kellogg, said to be the first American-trained prima donna, was born near here in 1842. Her family later moved to New York, where, at age 14, she began to study voice, making her debut four years later. Miss Kellogg soon became world . . . Map (db m28685) HM
40South Carolina, Sumter County, Sumter — 43-44 — Concord Presbyterian Church
On E Brewington Road at Concord Church Road, on the right when traveling east on E Brewington Road.
Front This church, organized in 1808 by Rev. George G. McWhorter of the Salem Black River Presbyterian Church, held its first services in a brush arbor near Concord Springs. The next year Gen. Thomas Sumter donated two acres to the . . . Map (db m47678) HM
41South Carolina, Sumter County, Sumter — 43-27 — Elizabeth White House
On North Main Street, on the right when traveling north.
The Elizabeth White House, built about 1854, was for many years the home of Miss White (1893-1976), a Sumter native who was an internationally-acclaimed artist and lifelong patron of the arts. White, who studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine . . . Map (db m29201) HM
42South Carolina, Sumter County, Sumter — First Baptist Church
On South Washington Street at Dingle Street, on the left when traveling south on South Washington Street.
(Front): This church was organized as Shiloh Baptist Church, 1868. The name was changed, 1931. First black Baptist church in town. Located on S. Main St., near Bee St. Rev. Ben Lawson, first pastor, served for thirty-odd years. The second . . . Map (db m55961) HM
43South Carolina, Sumter County, Sumter — 43-21 — First Baptist Church
On East Liberty Street (U.S. 76) near North Havins Street, on the left when traveling east.
(Front text) Organized in 1813 with 13 members, this branch of Stateburg's High Hills of Santee Baptist Church (founded before 1772) became an independent congregation on September 24, 1820. It became known as Sumterville Baptist Church, and . . . Map (db m27547) HM
44South Carolina, Sumter County, Sumter — General Thomas Sumter 1734 -1832
On North Main Street near East Canal Street, on the right when traveling north.
(West Face right) Thomas Sumter was born near the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia in 1734. He fought in the French and Indian War and also against the Cherokees in 1761. (South Face) Sumter married Mary Cantey in . . . Map (db m27904) HM
45South Carolina, Sumter County, Sumter — 43-2 — Green Swamp Methodist ChurchSite of First Methodist Church in Vicinity of Sumter
On West Liberty Street(State Road 763), on the right when traveling west.
Influenced by Bishop Francis Asbury, Richard Bradford gave land and with others built a wooden chapel in 1787, first called Bradford's Meeting House. Here Santee circuit riders preached until 1827 when church was closed and services held for . . . Map (db m28505) HM
46South Carolina, Sumter County, Sumter — 43-40 — Henry J. Maxwell Farm
On Pocalla Road (U.S. 15) at Maxwell Avenue, on the left when traveling north on Pocalla Road.
(Front text) Henry Johnson Maxwell (1837-1906), Union soldier, U.S. postmaster, state senator, and lawyer, lived here from 1874 until his death in 1906. Maxwell, the son of Stephen J. and Thurston Johnson Maxwell, was born free on Edisto . . . Map (db m29462) HM
47South Carolina, Sumter County, Sumter — 43-26 — Henry L. Scarborough House
On North Main Street, on the right when traveling north.
The Henry Lee Scarborough House was built 1908-09 by Scarborough (1866-1929), a leading Sumter County farmer, businessman, and public servant serving as county treasurer (1894-1902), commissioner of public works for six years and clerk of court . . . Map (db m29202) HM
48South Carolina, Sumter County, Sumter — 43-38 — Kendall Institute
On Watkins Street, on the left when traveling west.
(Front text) Kendall Institute, founded on this site in 1891, was one of the first black schools in Sumter. It was funded by the Board of Missions for Freedmen of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. The institute was named for Mrs. Julia B. . . . Map (db m29386) HM
49South Carolina, Sumter County, Sumter — Major General George L. Mabry, Jr. Veterans Memorial Park
On U.S. 378, on the right when traveling west.
Center Monument In remembrance of those who paid the supreme sacrifice that we may remain a free people Left front pedestal Major General George L. Mabry, Jr. Veterans Memorial Park Dedicated May 28, 1990 Maj. Gen. George L. . . . Map (db m55941) HM
50South Carolina, Sumter County, Sumter — 43-25 — Military Post / Potter's Raid
On West Calhoun Street near Church Street, on the right when traveling west.
Military Post After the Civil War ended in 1865, a Federal military occupation garrison was located for sometime in this area of Sumter. Known locally as "Yankee Camp," the post contained officers' quarters, barracks, and a guard house. . . . Map (db m27832) HM
51South Carolina, Sumter County, Sumter — Mount Pisgah African Methodist Episcopal Church"From Bush Arbor to Brick and Mortar"
On Council Street at West Bartlette Street, on the right when traveling north on Council Street.
(Front): In 1866 soon after the Civil War an interracial Methodist organization was formed. They worshiped under a Bush Arbor near the railroad in South Sumter. After a few years they grew discontented with the organization and sought to . . . Map (db m55962) HM
52South Carolina, Sumter County, Sumter — 43-32 — Potter's Headquarters / Federal Order Of Battle
On North Main Street at Law Range, on the right when traveling north on North Main Street.
Potter's Headquarters Federal troops commanded by Brig. Gen. Edward E. Potter, on a raid through this area in the last days of the Civil War, advanced to Sumter after defeating a small Confederate force at Dingle’s Mill on April 9, 1865. The . . . Map (db m27831) HM
53South Carolina, Sumter County, Sumter — Site of The Battle of Dingle's Mill
On Manning Road (U.S. 521), on the right when traveling south.
This tablet marks the site of the Battle of Dingle's Mill fought April 9, 1865 between Potter's Brigade and the Reserve South Carolina Malitia C.S.A. Erected by Dick Anderson Chapter U.D.C. (Lower stone marker text) The . . . Map (db m35746) HM
54South Carolina, Sumter County, Sumter — St. Anne Catholic Church
On East Liberty Street (US 76, State Road 763) near South Lafayette Drive (US 15), on the right when traveling east.
(Front text) Members of the Catholic Church of St.Lawrence laid the cornerstone of the Catholic Church of St. Anne here in 1909 next to St. Joseph's Academy (1862-1929). St. Anne's is an early Gothic revival structure, with a . . . Map (db m29212) HM
55South Carolina, Sumter County, Sumter — 43-37 — St. James Lutheran Church
On Alice Drive (State Highway 120) near Bay Blossom Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
(Front text) This church, the first Lutheran congregation in Sumter County, was organized in 1890 as a Home Mission, with six charter members and with Rev. F.W.E. Peschau as its first pastor. The congregation met in area churches, public . . . Map (db m27345) HM
56South Carolina, Sumter County, Sumter — Sumter District Confederate Dead
On North Washington Street (U.S. 76), on the left when traveling north.
(East face) Decr 20 1860 — • — The Women of Sumter District to their Confederate Dead — • — Erected 1876 by The Ladies Monumental Assoc. of Sumter . . . Map (db m27740) HM
57South Carolina, Sumter County, Sumter — 43-13 — Sumter Institute1867-1901
On North Washington Street (U.S. 76), on the right when traveling north.
(Front text) A boarding school for girls located on the northeast corner of Washington and Calhoun Sts. Founded by Laura Fraser Browne and Eliza E. Cooper in 1867. Incorporated in 1888. H. Frank Wilson, president, 1892- 96. (Reverse text) . . . Map (db m29406) HM
58South Carolina, Sumter County, Sumter — Sumter Vietnam Memorial
On North Magnolia Street near East Calhoun, on the right when traveling south.
The men of Sumter County who gave their lives in Vietnam Terry Lynn Anton; Robert Cain, Jr.; Herbert Hugo Cato, III; Charles Clark; Wyman Byrd Coleman; John Hughie Geddings; Charles Jack Girard; David Nathaniel Green. Jr.; Adherene Louis . . . Map (db m55949) HM
59South Carolina, Sumter County, Sumter — Sumter World War II Monument
On North Main Street, on the right when traveling north.
Dedicated to the Memory of the men of Sumter County who made the supreme sacrifice 1941 ~ 1945 (Along the Base of the monument) World War II Erected by the Grateful Citizens of Sumter County 1949Map (db m55944) WM
60South Carolina, Sumter County, Sumter — 43-8 — Sumter's Court Houses
On North Main Street at Law Range, on the right when traveling north on North Main Street.
(Front text) By Act of 1798, Commissioners were named "To ascertain and fix upon the most central place for the erection of a court house in the District of Sumter", and meanwhile "to fix upon a proper place for the sitting of the court". . . . Map (db m27361) HM
61South Carolina, Sumter County, Sumter — Sumter's Memorial To Its Brave Soldiers
On West Hampton Street at Park Avenue, on the right when traveling west on West Hampton Street.
In solemn and thankful remembrance of the unselfish and patriotic sacrifice on the part of the brave men of Sumter County who served in the forces of the United States of America in the war against Germany and her allies for the preservation of the . . . Map (db m55916) HM
62South Carolina, Sumter County, Sumter — 43-24 — Sumterville Academy
On North Washington Street (US 76, US 521), on the right when traveling south.
This site of one acre was given in 1837 for use for a public school by Col. John Blount Miller (1782-1851) Lieutenant-Colonel in the War of 1812, a public-spirited citizen and advocate of education; attorney, orator, writer, founder . . . Map (db m29049) HM
63South Carolina, Sumter County, Sumter — 43-42 — Temple Sinai
On Church Street near West Hampton Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
(Front text) Sumter’s Jewish community, dating to 1815, has long been one of the largest and most influential in inland S.C. Mark Solomons, Franklin J. Moses, and Montgomery Moses brought their families to Sumter District from the old and . . . Map (db m27488) HM
64South Carolina, Sumter County, Sumter — 43-23 — The Tuomey Hospital
On North Washington Street (U.S. 76/521) near West Calhoun Street (U.S. 401), on the right when traveling north.
Sumter Hospital was begun 1904 by Drs. S. C. Baker, Walter Cheyne, Archie China, H. M. Stuckey, and was built shortly thereafter nearby. Renamed Tuomey following purchase in 1913 with funds from will of T. J. Tuomey (1842-1897) which specified that . . . Map (db m28765) HM
65South Carolina, Sumter County, Sumter — Y.M.C.A.
On West Liberty Street (Business U.S. 76) at North Sumter Street, on the right when traveling west on West Liberty Street.
Construction of the building to house the Young Men's Christian Association of Sumter began on this site in March, 1911. Mr. E.D. Sompayrac, architect, and Mr. Frank Carr, contractor, would design and construct the massive brick structure. The . . . Map (db m148913) HM
66South Carolina, Sumter County, Wedgefield — 43-1 — Site of Manchester
On South Kings Highway (State Highway 261), on the right when traveling north.
A flourishing town once stood here; Settled before 1799; Stage-coach relay; Shipping center for cotton traffic by boat to Charleston; A busy point on Wilmington & Manchester Railroad, 1852-1872, (station was 1 mile southeast); Noted for its taverns, . . . Map (db m27823) HM
67South Carolina, Sumter County, Wedgefield — 43-35 — Wedgefield Presbyterian Church
On Presbyterian Drive at South Carolina Highway 43-420, on the right when traveling south on Presbyterian Drive.
(Front text) This church was founded in 1881 with assistance from Harmony Presbytery. It had 12 charter members, with elders Cornelius McLaurin and James Caldwell and deacons Dr. Henry J. McLaurin and Edward H. McCutchen. Rev. H.B. Garris, . . . Map (db m27238) HM
 
 
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Feb. 6, 2023