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Sumter County Alabama

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. 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.  Its name is in honor of General Thomas Sumter, of South Carolina.
Its county seat is Livingston.
County Courthouse in Livingston

 * Cuba * Emelle * Epes * Gainesville * Geiger *  Livingston * York * Panola * Intercourse  *  Ward  *  Bellamy  *  Panola  *

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Website Updates:
Jan 2018: Bios: BOYETT, GAINES; Death News: WALLACE
Dec 2017: Marriage News: CUNNINGHAM, STANTON; Death News: CATHEY
Nov 2017: Bio: WHITE
Jul 2017: Visiting News: CALDWELL, MELLEN, WETMORE, MARSHALL, GOING, CHAPMAN, SMITH, BROWN, PARKER, DAISSWOOD, DAINWOOD; Death News: SMITH; Sick List News: BURKS; Civil War News: Remembrance of 23 Years ago
Apr 2017: County Records: 1923 County Officers
Feb 2017: Bio: BENEDICT


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Surrounding Counties     

* Pickens County (north)

* Greene County (northeast)

* Marengo County (southeast)

* Choctaw County (south)

* Lauderdale County, MS (southwest)

* Kemper County, MS (west)

* Noxubee County, MS (northwest)



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