Sumter Street

Sumter Street (HM4QS)

Location: Columbia, SC 29201 Richland County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 0.097', W 81° 1.933'

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[Front text]:
A Virginia native who came to SouthCarolina ca. 1765, General ThomasSumter was a leader in civil as wellas military affairs. He served in theFirst and Second Provincial Congresses, in the S.C. General Assembly, as U.S. Congressman and U.S. Senator. South Carolina'slast Revolutionary War general, hedied in 1832 at his Sumter Districthome in Stateburg, where he was a large landowner and planter.His tomb there notes him as afounder of the Republic.

[Reverse Text]:
This street is named for oneof the great Partisan Generalsof the American Revolution,Thomas Sumter, the fighting"Gamecock." After Charlestonfell in May 1780, Sumter rallied theup country against the British with major victories at Hanging Rock, Fishdam Ford, and Blackstock's.In 1781, Congress cited Sumterfor his gallant leadership andmilitary conduct, and for theconspicuous courage, perseverance,and patriotism of his volunteermilitia.
HM NumberHM4QS
Marker Number40-83
Year Placed1978
Placed ByRichland County Bicentennial Commission Sponsored By The Columbia Sertoma Club
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 4:11pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 497024 N 3762335
Decimal Degrees34.00161667, -81.03221667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 0.097', W 81° 1.933'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 0' 5.82" N, 81° 1' 55.98" W
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Area Code(s)704, 803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1258-1298 U.S. 1, Columbia SC 29201, US
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