SUMTER COUNTY Historical Marker at Livingston, AL.

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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:

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Sumter County

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.

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Visit EncyclopediaOfAlabama.org for additional details about the history of Sumter County.

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