From what once was an area known for its simple beauty, where Seminole Indians roamed freely, to a strong community bringing settlers in search of land to farm and raise their families, a county grew.
From a portion of Marion County, Sumter County was established by legislation on January 8, 1853, and proves today to be the same small community with big dreams.
Sumter County is known as the "Crossroads of central Florida" because of the location of interstate 75 and the Florida Turnpike. The population is over 97,700 with Bushnell being the County seat of over six cities and municipalities. Some are economically thriving cities and some having their own small town charm. All are growing with room and economic growth.