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...

Guerin’s Pharmacy

140 S. Main St. Medicine has been a part of Summerville’s history.  During the Civil War, in the 1860s, Dr. Schwettmann moved to Summerville and started a drugstore.    It was located on Main Street, in the basement of a private home.  Dr. Schwettmann kept the...