Sumter County, Alabama

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Sumter County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama.[1] Its name is in honor of General Thomas Sumter of South Carolina.[1] As of 2000, the population was 14,798.[1] Its county seat is Livingston.



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.[1] 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 (were killed for) that is now Sumter County to the government.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,365 km² (913 square miles). Nearly 905 square miles (2,344 km²) of it is land, and 8 square miles (22 km²) of it (0.92%) is water.

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