Established in 1800 and located in the heart of South Carolina, Sumter County was named after the Revolutionary War hero Gen. Thomas Sumter, whose fighting spirit earned him the nickname "The Gamecock." The county has played an integral role in American history. Battles during both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars were fought in the area. Today, Sumter County has evolved from a rural agricultural society to a modern community with a thriving economy. Residents are proud to call Sumter home, celebrating the area's Southern culture and many recreational opportunities, including numerous golf courses and parks. This fascinating new volume on Sumter County captures the charm of its people, documenting the county's fascinating history in an engaging collection of historic images.