St. Paul’s Church

St. Paul’s Church

The beginnings of St. Paul’s goes back to Dorchester (see Colonial Dorchester State Park). Dorchester, South Carolina was originally founded by Puritans or Congregationalists back in 1696. But in 1706 the Colonial Legislature passed the Church Act declaring the Church...
Summerville Presbyterian Church

Summerville Presbyterian Church

On December 20, 1695, the ship “Friendship” arrived in Charles Town. About a week after landing, a couple of men from the ship went north on the Ashley River. They went to Newington Plantation and talked with Lady Rebecca Axtell about acquiring land for a church. She...

Azalea Park

Mid-town, Azalea Park is a must see for everyone visiting Summerville. In the springtime it’s beautiful with blooming azalea bushes. Flowers are starting to bloom and grass has taken on a new coat of green. The weather is outstanding. Temperatures are usually...

Kornahrens Hardware Store

America is the melting pot of the world.  People have come from England, France, Russia, Germany and Spain, just to name a few countries.  They bring with them their talents, skills and trades.  They know how to do every thing. The Kornahrens family of Summerville,...
Dorchester State Park

Dorchester State Park

Colonial Dorchester is located on Dorchester Road in Summerville, South Carolina, just past Bacons Bridge Road and before you get to Old Trolley Road. John Smith was the first man to own this land.  He came to Carolina from England with his wife Mary in 1675.  He was...

Newington Plantation

Sometime, when you have a few minutes, you need to take this trip.  From Summerville, go down Bacon’s Bridge Road.  On your right, you’ll see a street named Lee Street.  If you’re coming from Dorchester Road, Lee Street will be on your left.  Turn on this...