Summerville in Dorchester County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
State Historic Site
Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site Mission Statement
To promote understanding and stewardship of the natural, cultural, and archaeological resources of the colonial riverside village of Dorchester by providing ongoing excavation, research, and public education oppertunities.
Erected by South Carolina State Park Service.
Location. 32° 56.893′ N, 80° 10.163′ W. Marker is in Summerville, South Carolina, in Dorchester County. Marker is on Touch for map. .5 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. Linking Places and People (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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Summerville.
Also see . . . Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site. At the beginning of the Revolutionary War Dorchester was a fortified post for the Americans, its garrison briefly commanded by Francis Marion, who later became famous as the Swamp Fox. Near the wars end, the village was a British post, occupied until the approach of an American force prompted the British to evacuate. (Submitted on September 17, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 17, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,297 times since then and 126 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on September 17, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.