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Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62
N 28° 44.662 W 082° 03.842
17R E 396106 N 3180128
Quick Description: At the site of one of Sumter County's courthouses.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 7/23/2013 7:59:56 AM
Waymark Code: WMHMB9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member xptwo
Views: 3

Long Description:
Sumter County was created by an act of the Florida Legislature on January 8, 1853. The new county was created from the southern part of Marion County and included a large segment of what is now Lake County. The community of Adamsville was selected as the first county seat. In 1858 the county seat was moved to Sumterville, where it remained until 1868 when an act of the state legislature directed that the seat be moved to Leesburg.
In 1879 the state legislature directed that an election be held to determine a permanent county seat. In the election held on October 10, 1881, Sumterville was selected, but legal questions arose concerning the validity of the election and finally the legislative session on 1883 recognized the election and fixed the permanent county seat as Sumterville.
On January 30, 1909 the courthouse burned and immediately there arose a movement to locate the county seat in another part of the county. Numerous elections were held, and finally Bushnell was declared the seat on March 20, 1912, all county offices were moved to Bushnell.
Marker Number: 0

Date: None

County: Sumter

Marker Type: Plaque

Sponsored or placed by: None

Website: Not listed

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