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Welcome
To

Sumter County
Alabama
Genealogy and 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. 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

Towns and Cities:

* Cuba * Emelle * Epes * Gainesville * Geiger *  Livingston * York * Panola *

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We'll be happy to help your families' obituaries, news items and other historical data find a home here
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Veneta .

ONLINE DATA

Biographies

Birth Records

Cemeteries

Census Records

Church Records

Death Records

History

Marriage Records

Military Records

Misc Records

Newspaper Gleanings

Obituaries and Death Notices

Pioneer Families

Post Offices

School Records

Wills and Probate


Website Updates:
 
Jan 2015: Death News: ABRAHAMS, COWAN, WILSON, CARROLL, GODFREY, UNDERWOOD, EVERETT, BERRIEN, EPES, HAZLEWOOD, DUGALD, WARD;  Marriage News: CONLEY, HARRIS, TRUEHEART, SMITH, SHAW, CURRY, WILLIAMS, TAYLOR, CHAPFIELD, NORVILL, CLAY, HALL, BOLTON, PATTON, PICKENS, SHORT, FITZPATRICK, GREENLEE; Community News: 1855 Gainsville Fire, 1867 ABRAMS probate judge
Dec 2014: Bio: STEELE
Sep 2014: Bio: DUBOSE; Death News: SIBLEY; Crime News: DOOLEY
Aug 2014: Bio: SCRUGGS
Jul 2014: Military: Civilwar: Southern Claims Commission Applicants
Apr 2014: Misc: Water Mills of Sumter County in 1886
Mar 2014: Obit: JONES - Transcribed by Dena Whitesell
Feb 2014: Known Newspapers of Sumter County
 
 
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 Surrounding Counties
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Pickens County (north)
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Greene County (northeast)
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Marengo County (southeast)
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Choctaw County (south)
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Lauderdale County, MS (southwest)
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Kemper County, MS (west)
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Noxubee County, MS (northwest)

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