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Emanuel County Historical Markers

Summerville


  • Source: Ed Jackson
  • Marker: Summerville
  • Location: Located at the intersection of Ga. 56 and Ga. 192 in Summertown

SUMMERVILLE

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.

053-9 GEORGIA HISTORIC MARKER 1980