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Summerville in Dorchester County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Linking Places and People

Then and Now

 
 
Linking Places and People Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 13, 2009
1. Linking Places and People Marker
Inscription. South Carolina began with only one settlement, Charles Towne. Soon colonists were pushing into the frontier. As plantations arose, merchants, doctors and craftsmen settled towns like Dorchester to support them. Trade routes - rivers, paths and roads - connected planters to towns and towns to cities. Today those same roads and rivers help us follow our forebears' steps. The old Ashley River Road (Highway 61), and the river itself, still link Colonial Dorchester, now a State Historic Site, to tje fine homes of John Drayton and Arthur Middleton.

All along South Carolina's National Heritage Corridor, historic sites invite you to glimpse the past. Enter- adventure awaits !

Map : Colonial trade routes, shown on this 1773 James Cook Map of South Carolina, often evolved into modern roads. You can drive these historic byways while exploring the South Carolina National Heritage Corridor.
(Rightside pictures)
Include top: Drayton Hall, left: Middleton Place, and right: Magnolia Gardens.
 
Erected by South Carolina National Heritage Corridor.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the South Carolina Heritage Corridor marker series.
 
Location. 32° 56.891′ N, 80° 10.157′ 
Colonial trade routes image. Click for full size.
By Linking Places and People Marker
2. Colonial trade routes
W. Marker is in Summerville, South Carolina, in Dorchester County. Marker is on State Park Road, on the right. Click for map. Located .5 miles south of Dorchester Road (State Road 642), in Dorchester State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Summerville SC 29485, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Colonial Dorchester (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Colonial Dorchester (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Dorchester (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Colonial Dorchester (about 400 feet away); Parish Church of St. George, Dorchester (about 400 feet away); The Bell Tower of St. George's (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Colonial Dorchester (about 500 feet away); Dorchester Free School (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Summerville.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
top: Drayton Hall, left: Middleton Place, and right: Magnolia Gardens. image. Click for full size.
By Linking Places and People Marker
3. top: Drayton Hall, left: Middleton Place, and right: Magnolia Gardens.
Middleton Place, as mentioned on marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, November 15, 2008
4. Middleton Place, as mentioned on marker
Magnolia Gardens image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 2003
5. Magnolia Gardens
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 863 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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