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About Sumter, South Carolina

Prisma Health Tuomey is located in the close-knit, rural community of Sumter, SC. Sumter offers hometown charm at its best while being a short drive from larger cities like Columbia and Charleston, South Carolina. 

Sumter has a colorful history stretching back nearly 300 years. In the 1740s, the first English speaking settlers arrived to establish roots along the banks of the Wateree River. Sumter District was established on January 1, 1800. The City of Sumter is the seat of Sumter County and the largest city.
Located near the geographic center of the state, Sumter enjoys a moderate climate with mild winters. The average winter temperature is 45°F, and the average summer temperature is 81°F. Average annual rainfall is 49.1 inches. Sumter County's population is approximately 108,000, of which 42,000 live in the city.

Sumter offers all the services and amenities of a metropolitan community while embracing citizens with its small-town charm. Golf, fishing and hunting are some of the best in the area, and cultural opportunities abound, with an especially exciting visual and performing arts scene featuring everything from traditional to avant-garde. Street festivals add to the vibrancy of the traditional downtown area. Swan Lake Iris Gardens is one of the few places in the world where all eight species of swans can be found.