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

Colonial Dorchester

Clues of Wealth

 
 
Colonial Dorchester Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2009
1. Colonial Dorchester Marker
Inscription. Wealth and prestige are often displayed by our homes and property. This outline represents a Georgian home that once sat on lots 17 and 18. Described in 1786 as "a wooden house on brick foundation," the house belonged to the Izard family, prominent landowners, planters and political leaders of Colonial South Carolina. Artifacts discovered here, historical records and the Georgian architecture provide insight about the wealth of this family.
(Left picture) The Izards owned these lots for more than 75 years. For a time the house was rented by a wealthy town physician, Dr. Archibald McNeill. A wine-bottle fragment inscribed with his name was found during a site excavation.
(Right picture) An illustration of how the Izard house might have looked rises above the remains of the foundation discovered by archaeologists.

 
Erected by South Carolina State Parks.
 
Location. 32° 56.87′ N, 80° 10.236′ W. Marker is in Summerville, South Carolina, in Dorchester County. Marker is on State Park Road. Touch for map. Located at Northwest end of the parking lot .6 miles south of Dorchester Road ( State Road 642 )at Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site. Marker is in this post office area: Summerville SC 29485, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Colonial Dorchester Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 13, 2009
2. Colonial Dorchester Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Dorchester (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Colonial Dorchester (within shouting distance of this marker); Dorchester Free School (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Colonial Dorchester (about 400 feet away); The Bell Tower of St. George's (about 400 feet away); Linking Places and People (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Colonial Dorchester (about 500 feet away); Parish Church of St. George, Dorchester (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Summerville.
 
Also see . . .
1. The South Carolina historical and genealogical magazine,. Volume 20 By South Carolina Historical Society page 187-188 The Upper Ashley, Izard family (Submitted on September 19, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site. (Submitted on September 19, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Northwest corner foundation remains of the Izard house, as mentioned image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 13, 2009
3. Northwest corner foundation remains of the Izard house, as mentioned
Colonial Dorchester layout as displayed at park office image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 13, 2009
4. Colonial Dorchester layout as displayed at park office
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 19, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 639 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 19, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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