Poinsett State Park – Sumter SC

Description

“Sumter County donated 1,000 acres (4 km2) for the park, which opened to the public in 1936. Many buildings still in use at the park were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps from locally quarried coquina rock. Coquina is a young limestone in which fossil seashells are still readily apparent.[7] Poinsett State Park was the first of many parks built by the CCC in South Carolina.[8] The park was closed in 1963 for a year, along with all of South Carolina’s state parks, due to a Federal court order to desegregate the parks, and it wasn’t until 1966 that all its facilities were reopened.”

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poinsett_State_Park

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Location Info


Poinsett State Park
Sumter, SC 29168

Coordinates: 33.80909130000001, -80.541067

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