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...

Daniel and Thankful Axtell

If I were to mention the year 1690, and the name Daniel Axtell, would you know who I am talking about?  You would probably say yes.  Daniel Axtell owned Newington Plantation here in Summerville.  But that’s not the right answer.  You see Daniel Axtell came from...