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 18-3.)
Location. 32° 56.853′ N, 80° 10.206′ W. Marker is in Summerville, South Carolina, in Dorchester County. Marker can be reached from State Park Road. Touch for map. Located in Old Dorchester Historic Site, .6 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. Colonial Dorchester (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Colonial Dorchester (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Colonial Dorchester (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Colonial Dorchester (about 300 feet away); Linking Places and People (about 300 feet away); Dorchester Free School (about 500 feet away); The Bell Tower of St. George's (about 500 feet away); Parish Church of St. George, Dorchester (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Summerville.
Regarding Fort Dorchester. The town gradually declined after the Revolution. It was abandoned by 1788. Listed in the National Register December 2, 1969, Site - #69000165 • 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 •
Owner: State •
Historic Function: Domestic •
Historic Sub-function: Village Site •
Current Function: Landscape •
Current Sub-function: Park •
Categories. • Forts, Castles • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 29, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,145 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on September 29, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.