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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