SC-40-83 Sumter Street

Marker text: SUMTER STREET

A Virginia native who came to South Carolina ca. 1765, General Thomas Sumter was a leader in civil as well as military affairs. He served in the First and Second Provincial Congresses, in the S.C. General Assembly, as U.S. Congressman and U.S. Senator. South Carolina's last Revolutionary War general, he died in 1832 at his Sumter District home in Stateburg, where he was a large landowner and planter. His tomb there notes him as a founder of the Republic.

Erected by Richland County Bicentennial Commission Sponsored By The Columbia Sertoma Club, 1978

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