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Augusta in Richmond County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Village of Summerville

National Register of Historic Places, 1980

 
 
Village of Summerville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 30, 2011
1. Village of Summerville Marker
Inscription. While not incorporated as a separate community until 1861 (with boundaries being a circle with a one mile radius from Gould's Corner), Summerville was occupied before the turn of the 19th Century. Early residents included George Walton (signer of the Declaration of Independence, Soldier, Senator, Governor, and Judge). John Milledge (Soldier, Governor, Representative, and Senator). Lord and Mrs. Sandwich (who ran Mount Salubrity School) and Thomas Cumming (Patriarch of the Cumming family known for the Augusta Canal and First Mayor of Augusta), who welcomed President George Washington to the City of Augusta in 1791. Summerville later became a fashionable winter resort for wealthy northern industrialists and politicians and summer getaway for Augusta residents who preferred the cool, healthy breezes on the Hill over the oppressive heat and pestilence downtown. Summerville homes reflect a variety of periods and a charming mix of revival style architecture, including Greek, Gothic, Italianate, Spanish, Colonial, Queen Anne, Tudor, Dutch Colonial, and Craftsman style bungalows.
 
Erected 2011 by Summerville Neighborhood Association.
 
Location. 33° 28.593′ N, 82° 0.765′ W. Marker is in Augusta, Georgia, in Richmond County
Village of Summerville Marker and the Gould's Corner Boundry Stone image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 30, 2011
2. Village of Summerville Marker and the Gould's Corner Boundry Stone
. Marker is at the intersection of Walton Way and Milledge Road, on the right when traveling west on Walton Way. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Augusta GA 30904, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Montrose (approx. 0.2 miles away); Home of John Forsyth (approx. 0.2 miles away); Home of Richard Henry Wilde (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Home of Charles Jones Jenkins, Jr., LL. D. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Summerville Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Augusta Arsenal (approx. 0.4 miles away); Great Indian Trading Path (approx. 0.4 miles away); Augusta Arsenal 1941 (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Augusta.
 
Regarding Village of Summerville. National Register of Historic Places:
Summerville Historic District (added 1980 - - #80001229)
Roughly bounded by Milledge Lane, Wrightsboro Rd., Highland and Heard Aves., Cumming and Henry Sts. , Augusta
♦ Historic Significance: Event,
♦ Architectural Style: Mixed (More Than 2 Styles From Different Periods)
♦ Historic Person: Milledge,John,et al.
♦ Significant Year: 1930, 1800
♦ Area of Significance: Politics/Government, Architecture, Community Planning And Development
♦ Period of Significance: 1925-1949, 1900-1924, 1875-1899,
Village of Summerville and Goulds Corner Markers image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 30, 2011
3. Village of Summerville and Goulds Corner Markers
1850-1874, 1825-1849, 1800-1824
♦ Historic Function: Domestic
 
Categories. Notable Places
 
Village of Summerville Marker, seen along Walton Way, and Milledge Road image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 30, 2011
4. Village of Summerville Marker, seen along Walton Way, and Milledge Road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 29, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 298 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 4, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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