Gen. Thomas Sumter Memorial Highway

Gen. Thomas Sumter Memorial Highway (HMO8E)

Location: Sumter, SC 29153 Sumter County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 58.652', W 80° 24.091'

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This honors his 250th birthday,1734-1984. Born in Va., Aug. 14.A frontiersman and Indian fighter.By 1760 he had settled in S.C. He wasa member First Provincial Congress,called in 1775 because war withEngland threatened. The commanderof The 6th Reg., S.C., in 1776, The Brig.Gen., S.C. Militia, known as the"Gamecock of the American Revolution."
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War won, he returned to his Stateburgplantation and business. He soughtpensions for veterans. He was electedto; S.C. Assembly, 1782, ContinentalCongress, 1783, U.S. Congress 1789 93,1797-1801, and the U.S. Senate, 1801-1810. Sumter served under our firstthree presidents, Washington, Adams,and Jefferson and known as a strongStates Rights man.
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HM NumberHMO8E
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Year Placed1986
Placed BySumter County Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 8:51am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 555283 N 3759826
Decimal Degrees33.97753333, -80.40151667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 58.652', W 80° 24.091'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 58' 39.12" N, 80° 24' 5.46" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2115 Thomas Sumter Hwy, Sumter SC 29153, US
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