Sumter's Court Houses

Sumter's Court Houses (HMI6N)

Location: Sumter, SC 29150 Sumter County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 55.343', W 80° 20.483'

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(Front text)
By Act of 1798, Commissioners were named "To ascertain and fix upon the most central place for the erection of a court house in the District of Sumter", and meanwhile "to fix upon a proper place for the sitting of the court". During 1800-01, court was held in the John Gayle home (N.E. corner Main and Canal Streets) until a suitable court house was ready for use, Jan. 1802, though not completed until 1806.

(Reverse text)
The second court house, designed by Robert Mills, was built of brick and stucco. It was authorized in 1820, completed in 1821, enlarged in 1848, and in use until 1907, serving also as a place of public gatherings for 86 years. This building remodeled is now occupied by the National Bank of S.C. The present court house, authorized in 1906, was dedicated in 1907.
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HM NumberHMI6N
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Marker Number43-8
Year Placed1953
Placed ByThe Sumter County Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 9:37pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 560877 N 3753745
Decimal Degrees33.92238333, -80.34138333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 55.343', W 80° 20.483'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 55' 20.58" N, 80° 20' 28.98" W
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Area Code(s)803, 843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-97 Law Range, Sumter SC 29150, US
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