Bells Mill Plantation - Sumter County South Carolina SC

Bells Mill Plantation – – Sumter County

Basic Information

  • Current status – Purchased in 2004 by Manchester State Forest

  • Location – Sumter County, St. Mark's Parish

    The original property spanned from Manchester State Forest to North Washington Street in the City of Sumter.

  • Comments – In 1897, Timothy J. Tuomey died, leaving a will that provided for the establishment of Tuomey Hospital. When Mrs. Tuomey died in 1909, she bequeathed additional funds to the hospital.

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – ?


  • ? – Earliest known date of existence

  • ? – House built


  • Number of acres – 3,327

  • Acres located on the Wilmington and Manchester railroad with 800 acres under cultivation.

  • Primary crop – ?


  • Alphabetical list – Mr. and Mrs. Timothy J. Toomey


  • Number of slaves – ?


  • A new dwelling, overseer's house, stables and barns.

Web Resources

Print Resources

  • Initial references:

  • (History of Sumter County), Annie King Gregorie, Library Board of Sumter County, Sumter, SC, 1954

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