By: Anne King Gregorie, Pub. 1954, Reprint 2018, 570 pages, Index, 0-89308-857-9. Sumter County sits on the banks of the Watree River in central SC. It was created in 1800 from Craven County and inturn was creatd in 1682. Early records show that these early land grants east of the Watree River were all located in the now extinct Craven County. Sumter county itself sits within the largest of all SC parishes, St. Mark's Parish. This volume should be considered a companion to all books on this region.