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Sumter, South Carolina Historical Markers

 
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By Mike Stroud, September 7, 2010
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South Carolina (Sumter County), Sumter — Battle of Dingles MillMemorial Park
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
South Carolina (Sumter County), Sumter — 43-10 — Battle of Dingle's Mill
(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
South Carolina (Sumter County), Sumter — 43-20 — Clara Louise Kellogg
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
South Carolina (Sumter County), Sumter — 43-44 — Concord Presbyterian Church
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
South Carolina (Sumter County), Sumter — 43-27 — Elizabeth White House
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
South Carolina (Sumter County), Sumter — 43-21 — First Baptist Church
(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
South Carolina (Sumter County), Sumter — First Baptist Church
(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
South Carolina (Sumter County), Sumter — General Thomas Sumter 1734 -1832
(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
South Carolina (Sumter County), Sumter — 43-2 — Green Swamp Methodist ChurchSite of First Methodist Church in Vicinity of Sumter
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
South Carolina (Sumter County), Sumter — 43-40 — Henry J. Maxwell Farm
(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
South Carolina (Sumter County), Sumter — 43-26 — Henry L. Scarborough House
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
South Carolina (Sumter County), Sumter — 43-38 — Kendall Institute
(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
South Carolina (Sumter County), Sumter — Major General George L. Mabry, Jr. Veterans Memorial Park
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
South Carolina (Sumter County), Sumter — 43-25 — Military Post / Potter's Raid
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
South Carolina (Sumter County), Sumter — Mount Pisgah African Methodist Episcopal Church"From Bush Arbor to Brick and Mortar"
(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
South Carolina (Sumter County), Sumter — 43-32 — Potter's Headquarters / Federal Order Of Battle
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
South Carolina (Sumter County), Sumter — Site of The Battle of Dingle's Mill
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
South Carolina (Sumter County), Sumter — St. Anne Catholic Church
(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
South Carolina (Sumter County), Sumter — 43-37 — St. James Lutheran Church
(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
South Carolina (Sumter County), Sumter — Sumter District Confederate Dead
(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
South Carolina (Sumter County), Sumter — 43-13 — Sumter Institute1867-1901
(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
South Carolina (Sumter County), Sumter — Sumter Vietnam Memorial
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
South Carolina (Sumter County), Sumter — Sumter World War II Monument
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 1949 — Map (db m55944) WM
South Carolina (Sumter County), Sumter — 43-8 — Sumter's Court Houses
(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
South Carolina (Sumter County), Sumter — Sumter's Memorial To Its Brave Soldiers
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
South Carolina (Sumter County), Sumter — 43-24 — Sumterville Academy
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
South Carolina (Sumter County), Sumter — 43-42 — Temple Sinai
(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
South Carolina (Sumter County), Sumter — 43-23 — The Tuomey Hospital
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

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