With deep historic roots going back to the 1740’s, our progressive, patriotic community has achieved national prominence in business and leisure since incorporating in 1845. Agriculture, manufacturing, health care and a strong military presence have accompanied Sumter into the 21st century. From world-famous Swan Lake Iris Gardens and the historic Sumter Opera House to the 24-court Palmetto Tennis Center and the outdoor adventure lover’s Manchester State Forest, Sumter is known for its history, rich culture and active lifestyles.
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When visiting Sumter, you find yourself in a city of approximately 42,000 citizens and the county of an approximately 108,000 citizens, who love living here! You may even decide to call Sumter home, as so many of our citizens have chosen to do through relocation, retirement or assignments.
Sumter County's citizens arrived through heritage, Shaw Air Force Base, a large industrial base, and retirees looking for a pleasing year-round climate and convenient location to all the Carolinas have to offer. Sumter is centrally located, only a 90 minute drive to the state's beautiful beaches and a short three-hour drive to the Blue Ridge Mountains. Sumter is the 9th largest city in South Carolina and truly is in the middle of everything!
Sumter's official visitors center, the Sumter Convention & Visitors Bureau, is located at the main entrance of Swan Lake Iris Gardens.
822 W. Liberty Street, Sumter, SC 29150
P.O. Box 1449, Sumter, SC 29151
tel 803-436-2640 / 1-800-688-4748
Printable brochures are online, click here to download.
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