Sumter County South Carolina AGHP


*Sumter, District, South Carolina situated a little Southeast of the center of the state. Contains 1,240 square miles. Santee River runs on its West border and Lynch's Creek on its Northeast boundary. Drained by Black River and its branches and by brances of Santee River. Capital is Sumpterville. There were in 1840. neat cattle 32,961, sheep 8,655, swine 47,260; wheat 7,125 bushels, produced, rye 1,533, indian corn 681,977, oats 54,230, potatoes 263,711, rice 363,505 pounds, cotton 2,298,712; 35 stores, capital $66,500; 5 tanneries, 50 grist mills, 30 saw mills. Capital in manufacturing $143,295, academic 145 students, 40 schools 693 scholars. Population whites 8,644, slaves 18,875, free colored 373; total 27,892.

*Source: A Complete Descriptive And Statistical Gazetteer Of The United States Of America, By Daniel Haskel, A. M and J. Calvin Smith, Published By Sherman & Smith, 1843

Sumter named after General Thomas Sumter.
County Seat: Sumter
Cities/towns: Bon Air Terrace, Borden, Brent, Britton, Brogdon, Burnsons store, Cane Savannah, Catchall, Cherryvale, Claremont, Dalzell, Dinks, Dinkins Mills, Dubose, Sumter, Ellerbees mill, Foxville, Fulton Crossroads, Gallard Crossroads, Hagood, Hillcrest, Hobbs Crossroads, Horatio, Lakewood, Malta, Mayesville, Milford, Millwood, Millwood Gardens, Mulberry, Norwood Crossroads, Oakland Oswego, Pinckney Crossroads, Pinewood, Pisgah, Pocalla Springs, privateer, Quinns Crossroad, Rembert, Rocky Bluff Crossroads, Sanders Corner, Scottsville, Shaw Heights, Shiloh, Stateburg, State Farm, Stokes, Sumter Junction, Wedgefield, Wedgewood, White Pond Crossroads.


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