This historical marker is located beside Highway 11 at the Courthouse Square in Livingston (GPS coordinates 32.582701, -88.187940). The marker was erected by the Alabama Historical Association in 1966. Following is the inscription on the marker:
1736: First settlement by French at Ft. Tombecbee.
1830: U.S. got Choctaw Indian lands by Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek.
1832: County created by Act of State Legislature–named for Gen. Thomas Sumter, “The Gamecock,” South Carolina Revolutionary hero.
1833: Livingston made county seat.
Visit EncyclopediaOfAlabama.org for additional details about the history of Sumter County.