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Our Genealogy Helper for Sumter ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Sumter (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Sumter. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Sumter is located in Sumter County and is the County Seat.

To see how the shape of South Carolina's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Sumter County: Calhoun, Clarendon, Florence, Kershaw, Lee & Richland.

Below are the counties that are near Sumter. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Sumter:

  • Sumter County     (The home county of Sumter)
    • South Sumter [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Sumter
      • South Sumter [Sumter County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Sumter
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Sumter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Sumter
    • East Sumter [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Sumter
      • East Sumter [Sumter County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Sumter
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Sumter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Sumter
    • Mulberry [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mulberry
      • Mulberry [Sumter County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Sumter
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mulberry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mulberry
    • Millwood [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millwood
      • Millwood [Sumter County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Sumter
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millwood
    • Ashley Creek Village [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashley Creek Village
      • Ashley Creek Village [Sumter County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Sumter
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashley Creek Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashley Creek Village
    • Lakewood [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakewood
      • Lakewood [Sumter County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Sumter
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakewood
    • Oswego [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oswego
      • Oswego [Sumter County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Sumter
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oswego
    • Cane Savannah [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cane Savannah
      • Cane Savannah [Sumter County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Sumter
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cane Savannah have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cane Savannah
    • Privateer [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Privateer
      • Privateer [Sumter County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Sumter
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Privateer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Privateer
    • Cherryvale [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherryvale
      • Cherryvale [Sumter County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Sumter
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherryvale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherryvale
    • Mayesville [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayesville
      • Mayesville [Sumter County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Sumter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 715 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mayesville<3>
    • Dalzell [Sumter County]
    • Oakland [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakland
      • Oakland [Sumter County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Sumter
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakland
  • Berkeley County
  • Calhoun County
    • Creston [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creston
      • Creston [Calhoun County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Sumter
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creston
    • Saint Matthews [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Matthews
      • Saint Matthews [Calhoun County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Sumter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,903 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Matthews
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Matthews<3>
    • Cameron [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cameron
      • Cameron [Calhoun County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Sumter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 396 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cameron have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cameron
  • Chesterfield County
    • McBee [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McBee
      • McBee [Chesterfield County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Sumter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 838 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McBee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McBee<3>
  • Clarendon County
    • Paxville [Clarendon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paxville
      • Paxville [Clarendon County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Sumter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 176 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paxville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paxville<3>
    • Alcolu [Clarendon County]
    • Sardinia [Clarendon County]
    • Gable [Clarendon County]
    • Silver [Clarendon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver
      • Silver [Clarendon County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Sumter
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver
    • Manning [Clarendon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manning
      • Manning [Clarendon County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Sumter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,854 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manning
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manning<3>
    • New Zion [Clarendon County]
    • Turbeville [Clarendon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turbeville
      • Turbeville [Clarendon County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Sumter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 783 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turbeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Turbeville<3>
    • Union Crossroads [Clarendon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Crossroads
      • Union Crossroads [Clarendon County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Sumter
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Crossroads
    • Summerton [Clarendon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summerton
      • Summerton [Clarendon County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Sumter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 916 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summerton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summerton<3>
    • Davis Station [Clarendon County]
    • Shad Moss village [Clarendon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shad Moss village
      • Shad Moss village [Clarendon County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Sumter
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shad Moss village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shad Moss village
  • Darlington County
    • Lamar [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lamar
      • Lamar [Darlington County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Sumter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 930 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lamar
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lamar<3>
    • Lydia [Darlington County]
    • Alexander Crossroads [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alexander Crossroads
      • Alexander Crossroads [Darlington County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Sumter
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexander Crossroads
    • Syracuse [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Syracuse
      • Syracuse [Darlington County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Sumter
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Syracuse
    • Pine Ridge [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Ridge
      • Pine Ridge [Darlington County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Sumter
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Ridge
    • Hartsville [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartsville
      • Hartsville [Darlington County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Sumter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,479 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hartsville<3>
    • Darlington [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Darlington
      • Darlington [Darlington County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Sumter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,901 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Darlington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Darlington<3>
  • Florence County
    • Cartersville [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cartersville
      • Cartersville [Florence County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Sumter
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cartersville
    • Olanta [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olanta
      • Olanta [Florence County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Sumter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 551 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olanta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Olanta<3>
    • Timmonsville [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timmonsville
      • Timmonsville [Florence County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Sumter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,345 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Timmonsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Timmonsville<3>
    • Cusac Crossroads [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cusac Crossroads
      • Cusac Crossroads [Florence County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Sumter
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cusac Crossroads
    • Jones Crossroads [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones Crossroads
      • Jones Crossroads [Florence County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Sumter
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones Crossroads
    • Lake City [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake City
      • Lake City [Florence County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Sumter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,445 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake City<3>
    • Coward [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coward
      • Coward [Florence County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of Sumter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 766 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coward
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coward<3>
    • Effingham [Florence County]
    • Scranton [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scranton
      • Scranton [Florence County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of Sumter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 831 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scranton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scranton<3>
    • Florence [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence
      • Florence [Florence County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Sumter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 38,467 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florence
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Florence<3>
    • Quinby [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quinby
      • Quinby [Florence County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Sumter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 913 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quinby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Quinby<3>
  • Kershaw County
    • Camden [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camden
      • Camden [Kershaw County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Sumter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,288 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Camden<3>
    • Log Town [Kershaw County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Log Town
      • Log Town [Kershaw County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Sumter
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Log Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Spring Village [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Village
      • Spring Village [Kershaw County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Sumter
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Village
    • Lugoff [Kershaw County]
    • Lafayette Village [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lafayette Village
      • Lafayette Village [Kershaw County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Sumter
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lafayette Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lafayette Village
    • Cassatt [Kershaw County]
    • Elgin [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elgin
      • Elgin [Kershaw County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Sumter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,585 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elgin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elgin<3>
    • Bethune [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethune
      • Bethune [Kershaw County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Sumter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 354 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethune
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bethune<3>
    • Westville [Kershaw County]
  • Lee County
    • Manville [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manville
      • Manville [Lee County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Sumter
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manville
    • Elliott [Lee County]
    • Lynchburg [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynchburg
      • Lynchburg [Lee County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Sumter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 317 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynchburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lynchburg<3>
    • Bishopville [Lee County]
    • Alcot [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alcot
      • Alcot [Lee County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Sumter
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alcot
  • Orangeburg County
    • Elloree [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elloree
      • Elloree [Orangeburg County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Sumter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 632 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elloree
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elloree<3>
    • Santee [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Santee
      • Santee [Orangeburg County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Sumter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 889 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Santee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Santee<3>
    • Vance [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vance
      • Vance [Orangeburg County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the south of Sumter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 153 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vance
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vance<3>
    • Eutawville [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eutawville
      • Eutawville [Orangeburg County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Sumter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 284 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eutawville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eutawville<3>
  • Richland County
    • Eastover [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eastover
      • Eastover [Richland County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Sumter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 850 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eastover
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eastover<3>
    • Gadsden [Richland County]
    • Bruner [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bruner
      • Bruner [Richland County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Sumter
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bruner
    • Pinewood [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinewood
      • Pinewood [Richland County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Sumter
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinewood
    • Hopkins [Richland County]
    • Arcadia Lakes [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arcadia Lakes
      • Arcadia Lakes [Richland County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Sumter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 874 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arcadia Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcadia Lakes
    • Dentsville [Richland County]
    • Forest Acres [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Acres
      • Forest Acres [Richland County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Sumter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,269 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Acres
    • Belmont [Richland County]
    • Columbia [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbia
      • Columbia [Richland County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Sumter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 132,130 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbia<3>
  • Williamsburg County
    • Terrell Crossroad [Williamsburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terrell Crossroad
      • Terrell Crossroad [Williamsburg County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Sumter
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terrell Crossroad
    • Moore Crossroads [Williamsburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moore Crossroads
      • Moore Crossroads [Williamsburg County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Sumter
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moore Crossroads
    • Greeleyville [Williamsburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greeleyville
      • Greeleyville [Williamsburg County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Sumter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 377 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greeleyville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greeleyville<3>
    • Cades [Williamsburg County]
    • Kingstree [Williamsburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingstree
      • Kingstree [Williamsburg County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Sumter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,989 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingstree
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kingstree<3>
    • Salters [Williamsburg County]
    • Lane [Williamsburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lane
      • Lane [Williamsburg County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Sumter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 443 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lane
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lane<3>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Sumter, see our County-by-County Page for Sumter.

Newspapers Published in Sumter ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 22 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sumter.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Sumter:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from South Carolina

Cemeteries Near Sumter ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sumter.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Sumter covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Sumter Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sumter Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sumter Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sumter Cemetery
  • Green Acres Cemetery
  • Jones Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jones Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jones Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones Cemetery
  • Webb Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Webb Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Webb Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Webb Cemetery
  • Evergreen Memorial Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Evergreen Memorial Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Evergreen Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evergreen Memorial Park
  • Gadson Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gadson Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gadson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gadson Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Dargon Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dargon Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dargon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dargon Cemetery
    • White Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the White Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the White Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Singleton Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Singleton Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Singleton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • White - Dick Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the White - Dick Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Wood Chapel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wood Chapel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wood Chapel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Wheeler Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wheeler Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wheeler Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Reams Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Reams Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Mitchel Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mitchel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Williams Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Williams Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<4>

While we didn't find Sumter in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Sumter.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Sumter, with the one closest to Sumter listed first.

  • Cane Savannah [Sumter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cane Savannah
    • Cane Savannah [Sumter County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Sumter
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cane Savannah had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cane Savannah have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cane Savannah
  • Tindal [Sumter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tindal
    • Tindal [Sumter County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Sumter
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Tindal had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tindal have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tindal
  • Oswego [Sumter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oswego
    • Oswego [Sumter County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Sumter
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Oswego had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oswego
  • Privateer [Sumter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Privateer
    • Privateer [Sumter County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Sumter
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Privateer had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Privateer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Privateer
  • Brogdon [Sumter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brogdon
    • Brogdon [Sumter County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Sumter
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Brogdon had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brogdon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brogdon
  • Mayesville [Sumter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayesville
    • Mayesville [Sumter County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Sumter
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 706 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 715 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Mayesville had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayesville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mayesville<3>
  • Continue List ...
    • Wedgefield [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wedgefield
      • Wedgefield [Sumter County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Sumter
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 249 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Wedgefield had a post office and railroad service
      • Wedgefield has also been known as:
      • Wedgewood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wedgefield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wedgefield<3>
    • Catchall [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Catchall
      • Catchall [Sumter County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Sumter
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 35 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Catchall had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Catchall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Catchall
    • Harvin [Clarendon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harvin
      • Harvin [Clarendon County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Sumter
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Harvin had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harvin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Alcolu [Clarendon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alcolu
      • Alcolu [Clarendon County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Sumter
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Alcolu had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alcolu
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alcolu<3>
    • Claremont [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Claremont
      • Claremont [Sumter County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Sumter
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 48 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Claremont had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Claremont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Claremont
    • Sardinia [Clarendon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sardinia
      • Sardinia [Clarendon County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Sumter
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 42 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sardinia had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sardinia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sardinia<3>
    • Atkins [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atkins
      • Atkins [Lee County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Sumter
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 48 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Atkins had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Atkins have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atkins
    • Silver [Clarendon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver
      • Silver [Clarendon County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Sumter
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Silver had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver
    • Rembert [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rembert
      • Rembert [Sumter County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Sumter
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Rembert had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rembert
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rembert<3>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Sumter. See our List of 1890's Communities around Sumter.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Sumter ...

While our initial data about Sumter came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Sumter in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Sumter.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Rand McNally Map of South Carolina (1911)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

We have found Sumter in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Sumter for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Sumter. See our Misc Page for Sumter for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in South Carolina

About Sumter County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Sumter: www.sumtersc.gov/

The official website for Sumter County: www.sumtercountysc.org/

The official website for State of South Carolina: https://sc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sumter) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sumter. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SumterOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sumter. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9203, Longitude: -80.3401    
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Sumter, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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