Made up of historic hamlets and a state of the art university Sumter Co. is a wonderful place to raise a family, attend college, retire or just visit for the weekend. We have numerous private and public grounds to hunt and fish. You can boat up and down the Tombigbee River and at the Gainesville Reservoir. We have a rich history from Prehistoric to Native America, to Colonization and Civil War to Civil Rights. We offer great food from Diamond Jim’s – one of the top steak restaurants in the state, to Larkin’s – an ol’ converted gas station with the best soul food you ever ate. Conveniently located along Interstate 20/59 we’re just a hop skip and a jump between Atlanta and New Orleans.