Summerville occupies all three counties of the tri-county area, Dorchester, Berkeley and Charleston. The Flowertown Festival, a yearly arts and crafts festival held in April, is the largest festival of its kind in South Carolina.

Summerville has long been known as the very birthplace of sweet tea. This was commemorated in 2016 when the town mixed the largest vat of the sweet stuff ever.

John McKissick, long-time coach of the Summerville Green Wave football team, is heralded as the winningest coach in American football history with over 600 total wins.

After being founded in 1847, the town passed an unprecedented ordinance making it illegal to cut down trees of a particular size. The fine was $25.

The very first settlers to the area moved here from Charleston to escape disease and virulent insects.

In a span of just four decades, Summerville’s population has increased from 3,000 to nearly 50,000. In 1900, because of the high concentration of pine trees in the area, Summerville was listed as one of the two best areas in the world for the treatment of certain lung diseases.

There are currently five locations in the town that are part of the National Register of Historic Places, including Middleton Place and the Summerville Historic District.

The Ponds

The Ponds is the best community to raise a family with numerous parks, ponds and open spaces to explore and enjoy.


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