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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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Pioneer Families

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Wills and Probate

Website Updates:
December 2014: Bio: STEELE
September 2014: Bio: DUBOSE
Death News: SIBLEY; Crime News: DOOLEY
August 2014: Bio: SCRUGGS
July 2014: Military: Civilwar: Southern Claims Commission Applicants
April 2014: Misc: Water Mills of Sumter County in 1886
March 2014: Obit: JONES - Transcribed by Dena Whitesell
February 2014: Known Newspapers of Sumter County

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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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