General Thomas Sumter

General Thomas Sumter (HMBG9)

Location: Gordonsville, VA 22942 Albemarle County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 7.433', W 78° 13.167'

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Thomas Sumter was born on 14 Aug. 1734 in this region. Sumter, a member of the Virginia militia during the French and Indian War, moved to South Carolina in 1765. He served as a lieutenant colonel in the Continental Army (1776-1778); in June 1780 he came out of retirement. In Oct. 1780, he became a Brigadier General, and was instrumental in defeating the British in the Carolinas. He served in Congress (1789-1793; 1797-1801) and was an U.S. senator (1801-1810), He died on 1 June 1832. Sumter's name is also associated with the Civil War, because Fort Sumter is named for him.
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HM NumberHMBG9
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Marker NumberG-25
Year Placed2000
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 3:42am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 743736 N 4223213
Decimal Degrees38.12388333, -78.21945000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 7.433', W 78° 13.167'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 7' 25.98" N, 78° 13' 10.02" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8083-8105 Gordonsville Rd, Gordonsville VA 22942, US
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