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Sumter Historic District, Sumter County (Sumter)
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Sumter County
127 N. Main St.
132 N. Main St. 122 N. Main St.
Lee and Moise
16 Law Range 103-107 N. Main St.
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101 N. Main St. 30 and 34 N. Main St. 35 N. Main St.
Burns Hardware
33 N. Main St.
Bultman Brohters'
Boots and Shoes
21 N. Main St.
Sumter Town Hall/
Opera House
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2 N. Main St.
Bank of Sumter
9 East Liberty St. 17 S. Main St. 22 S. Main St.
White and Kennedy
37 S. Main St.
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47 S. Main St. 51 S. Main St. 102 S. Main St. 53 S. Main St. 122 S. Main St.

Originally called Sumterville, the town was the county seat of Sumter District and later Sumter County. A settlement by 1785, Sumterville was named after General Thomas Sumter, South Carolina Revolutionary war hero. In 1798, the village was selected for the site of the courthouse of old Sumter District. With no access to waterway or railroad, development was slow until the Camden branch of the South Carolina Railroad extended into the town in 1843. Incorporated in 1845, Sumterville’s name was eventually changed to Sumter. The town was officially chartered in 1871. Sumter’s political, commercial, and cultural development is reflected in the architecture of the central business district that spans a time period from 1828 to the present. Many of the buildings in the original commercial district date from 1880 to 1912 and are typical of turn-of-the-century commercial buildings, using materials such as pressed tin, limestone, and brick. Detail work of buildings includes arches, columns, decorative brickwork and dentil work. Listed in the National Register April 21, 1975.

View a map showing the boundaries of the Sumter Historic District.

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