33° 59.227N, 80° 31.066W.
Follow markers located on
HWY 378 ,HWY 261, Hwy 521
Thomas Sumter Memorial Park is a visit to respect the
burial site of General Thomas Sumter. Thomas Sumter was a soldier in the Colony of Virginia militia plus a brigadier general in the South Carolina militia during the American War of Independence. After the United States gained independence, he was elected to the United States House of Representatives and to the United States Senate, where he served from 1801-1810.
Thomas Sumter was nicknamed the “Carolina Gamecock” for both his fierce fighting style and his attack on British soldiers after they burned down his house during the Revolution. Visit this park for a quiet reflection on the man after which we named our city!
(Currently no stamping station on site - take a photo of yourselves here and bring it to the Visitors Center to get your passport stamped!)