Historic Markers Across Georgia

Sumter County

Marker ID: GHM  129-1
Location: Courthouse in Americus, GA
County: Sumter
Coordinates: N 32° 4.334    W 084° 14.277
  32.07224    -84.2379509
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMWHTV
Sumter County Marker
Photo by Ed Jackson


Sumter County

This County, created by Act of the Legislature December 16, 1831, is named for Gen. Thomas Sumter of South Carolina who fought in the French & Indian Wars and Revolution. At Andersonville was located the famous unjustly criticized Confederate prison camp. Five miles N. East of Americus at Souther Field, Charles Lindbergh made his first solo flight in 1923 in a newly purchased Gov't. surplus plane. Among the first County Officers were: Sheriff John Kimmey, Clerk of Superior Court Jacob W. Cobb, Clerk of Inferior Court Simmons C. Morgan and Coroner Larken Glover.

129-1 Georgia Historical Commission 1954


A Chronology of Americus and Sumter County, Georgia 1962 - 2006