Sumter is located in Sumter County (of which it is the county seat) east of Columbia along Highway 521 on the banks of the Pocotaligo River near Shaw Air Force Base. Lake Marion is to the south.
Sumter is part of the Sumter, South Carolina metro area.
Sumter is often referred to as The Gamecock City in homage to General Thomas Sumter, The Gamecock of the American Revolution. Sumter has many unique characteristics. Sumter is the only place in the world with all eight species of swans. Sumter's Iris Festival is listed as one of the "Top 100" Event in North America. Sumter is also home to the largest ginkgo farm in the world. Local attractions include Poinsett State Park and Woods Bay State Park and there are over 37 golf courses situated in the area.
Golf Beech Creek Golf Club |
Shopping Galloway and Moseley Jewelers |
PO Box 1229, 32 E Calhoun St, Sumter South Carolina 29150
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12/02 Coming to The Sumter area
Colleton County Rice Festival Walterboro SC April26-28 Rice Run-Walk, Dog Show, Open Car Show. Performance by Common Ground.
Sacred Heart Garden Festival Augusta GA April26-28 Historic Sacred Heart Cultural Center in downtown Augusta, GA will be the focus for classic southern gardening during its annual garden festival. Join us as we celebrate the advent of spring and raise funds to support the magnificent sacred heart cultural center.
Spoleto Festival Charleston SC May24-June9 Spoleto Festival has firmly established itself as one of the world’s major arts festivals and as one of the most significant arts organizations in the Southeast.
John Blue Cotton Festival Laurinburg NC October12-13 Performances on an outdoor stage,vendor area with beautifully displayed crafts, clothing, and artwork, and wonderful food prepared by all of the food vendors.