Sumter County

Sumter County is located in Central Florida bordering Marion, Citrus, Hernando, Pasco, Polk, and Lake Counties. 

Sumter County was established from a portion of Mosquito (Orange) County in 1853 and named for General Thomas Sumter, a South Carolinian prominent in the Revolutionary War. 

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Population - 2000
53,345
Population - 2010
93,420
Population - 2015 Est
115,657
Land Area (sq mi)
547
Water Area (sq mi)
33
Total Area (sq mi)
580
Average Rainfall
52
Temperature - Average High
81
Temperature - Average Low
59

Sumter County School District is home to 8 public schools. The public schools in Sumter County boasts some of the most progressive classrooms in all of Florida. Classrooms in Sumter County public schools feature state of the art equipment and technology making the learning experience engaging for students. Sumter County School District also has the distinction for having graduation rates above the state average.

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This park is one of the most historic parks in the state of Florida. On these grounds, the Dade's Battle of 1835 took place. It was the longest and most costly Indian war in American history, thus making this a National Historic Landmark. Every January, there are thousands of visitors who come to the grounds to see the battle reenactment as well as peruse the beautiful grounds. The small museum that sits on the grounds houses actual artifacts and exhibits related to the Florida Seminole wars. During the summer, there are day camps that take place for kids with tons of activities to keep them entertained. Open every day of the week, visitors come here to hike and bike, picnic, go birding, and geo-seeking. It's also a great place for hosting gatherings including weddings. Definitely check it out if you're interested in history!

The Sumter County Library System ha two branches in The Villages and Wildwood as well as a library administrative office in Wildwood.

Sumter County lets its visitors have fun while enjoying some spectacles unique to the area. The Webster Market is a more laid back form of outside fun, unless a stubborn haggler gets you fired up to make a good deal.

A fruit loving entrepreneur decided to use his crops in a different way, specializing in blueberry wine that has been made with care.