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Sumter, SC

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.sumtersc.gov/

Chamber of Commerce:
http://www.sumterchamber.com/

Population:
39643 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1785 (founded), 1800 (platted), 1845 (incorporated), 1843 (railroad), 1855 (renamed)

County:
Sumter County

Named for Thomas Sumter, shortened in 1855 from Sumterville to Sumter.

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Samuel R. Allen
Business
c. 1954   CEO of John Deere
Glen Browder
Politician
15-Jan-1943   Congressman from Alabama, 1989-97
Jim Clyburn
Politician
21-Jul-1940   Congressman, South Carolina 6th
Joseph L. Goldstein
Scientist
18-Apr-1940   Hypercholesterolemia and cell metabolism



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