Introduction to Summerville, South Carolina
Summerville, South Carolina, in Dorchester county, is 16 miles NW of North Charleston, South Carolina (center to center) and 157 miles S of Charlotte, North Carolina. The town is conveniently located inside the Charleston - North Charleston metropolitan area. There are an estimated 27,752 people in Summerville.
Summerville was first settled after the Revolutionary War. Around 1785, it was known as Pineland Village. The plantation owners of Charleston first came to the town to escape the summer heat, seasonal insects, and disease. The area's first railroad arrived in the early 1800s. The town was officially incorporated in 1847. In the same year, Summerville passed a law against cutting down trees of specific sizes. In fact, it was the first town in the United States that passed such a law.
Summerville and nearby Attractions
- Summerville Museum
- Old Dorchester State Historic Site
- Wannamaker County Park
- Charles Pinckney National Historic Site
- Old Santee Canal State Park
Things To Do In Summerville
You can visit Summerville Azalea Park during your leisure time. It is worth visiting the Summerville Historic District. The town has various houses of worship including the Summerville Presbyterian Church, Bethany United Methodist Church, Lydia Church, and Stallsville United Methodist Church. One can enjoy shopping at the Heritage Square Shopping Center. The Summerville Country Club and Legend Oaks Golf Club are ideal destinations for golf lovers. Summerville is home to the Flowertown Festival which is held the first weekend of April each year.
Charleston International Airport is only a few miles away from the town.
Summerville Higher Education
Cummins Memorial Theological Seminary is located within Summerville. In addition, Trident Technical College and Charleston Southern University are the nearest college and university.