Historic Markers Across Georgia



Summerville



Marker ID: GHM 053-9
Location: Ga 56 and Ga 192 in Summertown
County: Emanuel
Coordinates: N 32° 44.589    W 82° 16.186
  32.74315    -821.1031
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM7V7J
Summerville Marker
Photo by Ken Moser



Text:

Summertown originated as Summerville in the 1850´s as a summer refuge from malaria by well-to-do families of Burke County. They built elaborate summer homes and established historic Summerville Academy, charter March 4, 1856. A post office was granted in 1876 with C. I. Hughes as postmaster. Present Summertown was incorporated in 1906.

GHM 053-9 GEORGIA HISTORIC MARKER 1980




Summerville
Photo by Ken Moser



 

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