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Sumterville, FL - 33585 Real Estate

Sumterville is nestled in the middle of Sumter County which was established by the Florida Legislature on January 8, 1853. Named for Revolutionary War hero Gen. Thomas Sumter .

Sumterville is an unincorporated community  within Central Sumter County FL. Like the county in which it resides, Sumterville was named after General Thomas Sumter, a hero of the American Revolutionary War

In its very early years  battles arose with Seminole Indians .The most famous of these battles occurred on December 28, 1835 just minutes away from Sumterville ,in what is now known as Bushnell,FL.  It became known as the Dade Massacre. Dade Battlefield Park now marks the site of this historic battle. There is a museum located at the park displaying artifacts from this era in time . There are monuments and  plaques throughout the park. Each year on the anniversary date of this historic event, a reenactment of the battle attracts area spectators and participants from all over to watch and participate in remembering our history .

One of the first towns  in Sumter County was Adamsville. Located minutes  north Of Sumterville .The school house provided education for the children , and the same building was used for Church and social gatherings.

The Sumterville Courthouse was completed, and the first meeting to be held in Sumterville, Sumter County, Florida was November 7, 1881. The courthouse remained in Sumterville until a fire destroyed the building  on January 30, 1909. Commission meeting minutes prior to October 18, 1881 were lost in the fire.

Another election was held in 1912 to determine the courthouse location. Bushnell was selected for the new county seat for Sumter County by 9 votes . - Bushnell 657, Wildwood 648 votes.    Construction began in 1912 and was completed in 1914 and the county seat remains unchanged. In recent years, annex offices have been established in Wildwood and the Villages to better serve the public.

If you're ever passing through or come to visit . Look at the corner of 301 and CR 522 where there is a historical marker commemorating the  old Sumterville Courthouse.    Don't forget the Lunch and plan some free time to spend at the park  . Directly adjacent to the Community Center and it's pet friendly.

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