Summerville Charter

It was in August 1847 when village leaders Henry Arthur, William Boyle, George Heape and Edward Hutchinson petitioned the South Carolina legislator to create the town of Summerville. Here it was, the first part of December and no word had been heard yet. But on the...

Earthquake of 1886

In 1865 at the end of the Civil War, the village of Summerville found itself in uncharted waters. Even though the southern states didn’t think they would lose the war, they did. Their way of life had changed. There was no more slavery in the United States. The...
Founding of South Carolina

Founding of South Carolina

The state of South Carolina is rich in history and very exciting! It is interesting to find out how South Carolina was formed and grew. When our founders came over from England, they left about 12 different species of trees. Here they found there were “over 100...

History of South Carolina

The state of South Carolina is rich in history and very exciting! It is interesting to find out how South Carolina was formed and grew. When our founders came over from England, they left about 12 different species of trees. Here they found there were “over 100...