Summerville in Dorchester County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Erected 1963 by S.C. State Commission of Forestry, Division of State Parks. (Marker Number 18-1.)
Location. 32° 57.008′ N, 80° 10.26′ W. Marker is in Summerville, South Carolina, in Dorchester County. Marker is on State Park Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located .3 miles south of Dorchester Road ( State Road 642 ). 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. Parish Church of St. George, Dorchester (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Bell Tower of St. George's (about 500 feet away); Dorchester Free School (about 600 feet away); Colonial Dorchester (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker Colonial Dorchester (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Colonial Dorchester (approx. 0.2 miles away); Linking Places and People (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Dorchester (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Summerville.
Regarding Old Dorchester. National Register of Historic Places:
Old Dorchester ** (added 1969 - Site - #69000165)
6 mi. S of Summerville on SC 642, Summerville
Historic Significance: Information Potential
Area of Significance: Religion, Social History, Historic - Non-Aboriginal, Military, Politics/Government, Commerce
Cultural Affiliation: American Revolution, Early American Village
Period of Significance: 1650-1699, 1700-1749, 1750-1799
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-function: Village Site
Current Function: Landscape
Current Sub-function: Park
Also see . . . Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site. At the beginning of the Revolutionary War Dorchester was a fortified post for the Americans, its garrison (Submitted on September 25, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers •
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