, is a vibrant community known for its historic districts and collegiate neighborhoods. It is the home of Georgia Southwestern State University and South Georgia Technical College. Sumter County was created in 1831 from a portion of Lee County. The population of Sumter County is 32,819 and it covers 492.16 square miles.
Americus, the county seat of Sumter County, is located approximately 9 miles east of Plains and 150 miles south of Atlanta, in the middle of a triangle formed by Albany, Columbus, and Macon, sixteen miles west of the Flint River. The city was incorporated on December 22, 1832. Come explore the Victorian secrets and volumes of history in Americus. It is home to the Windsor Hotel and Rylander Theatre. In 2006 the Windsor Hotel was certified as an Authentic Haunted Hotel and is listed on the National Register. The population of Americus is 17,041.
Andersonville, The Civil War Village of Andersonville served as a Confederate Prison Camp. The Village today is a thriving community with eateries, stores and is home to the Drummer Boy Civil War Museum. Visit the Village of Andersonville and Step Back in Time. The population of Andersonville is 255.
Plains, is a quiet, peaceful small town with tourist visiting the hometown of Jimmy Carter the 39th President of the United States. The rural southern culture of Plains revolves around farming. Visit the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site which includes the Plains Depot used for Carter?s campaign head-quarters, the Plains High School that has been converted into a museum and Jimmy Carter?s boyhood home at Archery. The population of Plains is 776.
Leslie, incorporated in 1892. The town was given its name from a Victorian lady named Leslie Bailey. Today, the town still looks much the same as when she strolled the dogwood lined streets and well-kept white houses over a century ago. A large part of Leslie belongs to the agribusiness sector of Sumter County. Leslie is home to the Georgia Rural Telephone Museum and the Antique Dogwood Festival held each year in April. The population of Leslie is 409.
Desoto, is located next to Leslie in Sumter County on Highway 280. The population of Desoto is 195.