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This School Site



Marker ID: SCHM 43-24
Location: N Washington Street, near intersection with Liberty Street, Sumter
County: Sumter
Coordinates: N 33° 55.279    W 080° 20.686
  33.92131666    -80.34476666
Style: Free Standing **
 



Text:

This site of one acre was given to trustees in 1837 for use in public education by Col. John Blount Miller (1782 - 1851), a public spirited citizen and pioneer in education, attorney, first notary public (1805) of Sumter District, orator and writer, founder of the Sumterville Library Society and Baptist Church, lieutenant - colonel in the War of 1812, and master in equity for Sumter District (1817 - 1851).

Erected by Sumter County Historical Commission - 1950