Place:Sumter, Florida, United States

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Sumter County is a county located in the state of Florida, United States. As of the 2010 Census, the population was 93,420. Its county seat is Bushnell, and the largest municipality is Wildwood. The Villages, an unincorporated community, is its most populous location. Sumter County was affected by the massive Florida tornado outbreak of February 2, 2007, and declared a state of emergency.

The Villages Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Sumter County.

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History

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Sumter County was created in 1853. It was named for General Thomas Sumter, a hero of the American Revolutionary War. The county in the past, and to this day by some, is nicknamed "Hog County" most likely because it is home to a large population of wild hogs. Hog hunting is still a favorite pastime of locals in the more rural portions of the county.

Although long extremely rural, in recent years Sumter County has sustained an exceptionally large increase in population, almost solely due to the expansion of The Villages retirement complex, a significant portion of which is in the county. This has dramatically changed the demographics of the county and has brought in significant income.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1853 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1853 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1853 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1854 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1856 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1860 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1890 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1860 1,549
1870 2,952
1880 4,686
1890 5,363
1900 6,187
1910 6,696
1920 7,851
1930 10,644
1940 11,041
1950 11,330
1960 11,869
1970 14,839
1980 24,272
1990 31,577

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External links

http://bocc.co.sumter.fl.us/


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