Sumter County is located in the heart of South Carolina, with the City of Sumter just 44 miles east of the state capital, Columbia. The deep-water ports of Charleston are located just 100 miles south, while the booming Greenville area is 145 miles northwest. One of the greatest stretches of beaches in the world, the Myrtle Beach Grand Strand is about 100 miles east of Sumter while the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Appalachian Mountains are 175 miles northwest. In addition, Atlanta is about 250 miles west of Sumter, and Charlotte is 105 miles north.
Sumter is encircled by a modern highway system, including Interstates 95, 20, 77 and 26. Sumter enjoys easy access to these interstates via four-lane U.S. highways.
The people of Sumter enjoy a moderate climate, with very warm summers and mild winters. The average temperature in January is 45.4 degrees and in July it’s 81.2 degrees. Average precipitation is 49.1 inches with a growing season of 225 days.