Sumter, South Carolina was first named Sumterville back in 1845 but then was shortened to Sumter in 1855 after General Thomas Sumter, the "Fighting Gamecock" of the American Revolutionary War. It is a beautiful town that has a strong environmental awareness and patriotic presence in the town.
Take a walk through the Swan Lake Iris Gardens or explore the Woods Bay State Natural Area. There is always something going on whether it is a festival or a street fair. Locals and tourists enjoy a vibrant community all year-round. Upcoming events are always keeping everyone looking forward to a new day in Sumter.