South Carolina Department of Archives and History
National Register Properties in South Carolina

Stateburg Historic District, Sumter County (Stateburg)
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The Ruins Brookland
Moorhill Tomb of General
Thomas Sumter
Burough House
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Holy Cross
Episcopal Church
High Hills
Baptist Church
Oakland Plantation Miller House Maverick House

Stateburg derives part of its historical significance from its connection with Revolutionary General Thomas Sumter, who founded the town in 1783 and named it in hopes that it would be chosen as the new state capital. It missed this distinction in 1786 by only a few votes. The town was also the site of Revolutionary War activity. Both Generals Cornwallis and Greene camped in the area and Sumter’s home was destroyed by Colonel Tarleton. Although original plans to construct water transportation routes to facilitate trade with other parts of the state never materialized, Stateburg developed into an important South Carolina antebellum residential area. From 1783 to 1800 it was county seat for Claremont County, and until the Civil War, was a thriving town. Listed in the National Register February 24, 1971.

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