Place:Sumter, Alabama, United States

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NameSumter
Alt namesSumtersource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates32.467°N 88.2°W
Located inAlabama, United States     (1832 - )
See alsoChoctaw, Alabama, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
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Sumter County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is in honor of General Thomas Sumter of South Carolina.[1] As of the 2010 census, the population was 13,763.[1] Its county seat is Livingston.

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History

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Sumter County was established on December 18, 1832. From 1797 to 1832, Sumter County was part of the Choctaw Nation, which was made up of four main villages.[1] The first settlers in Sumter County were French explorers who had come north from Mobile. They built and settled at Fort Tombecbee, near the modern-day town of Epes. In 1830, with the Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek, the Choctaw Indians ceded the land that is now Sumter County to the government.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1825 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1828 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1832 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1833 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1840 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1850 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1876 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1888 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1840 29,937
1850 22,250
1860 24,035
1870 24,109
1880 28,728
1890 29,574
1900 32,710
1910 28,699
1920 25,569
1930 26,929
1940 27,321
1950 23,610
1960 20,041
1970 16,974
1980 16,908
1990 16,174

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