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Welcome to Summerville ...

The town of Summerville is primarily located in Dorchester County<1>. A portion of Summerville extends into Berkeley County and Charleston County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Summerville has a population of 52,889 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Summerville.

Summerville is 50 feet [15 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Summerville lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Summerville: (843)

The ZIP code for Summerville: 29483<4>

Websites for Summerville ...

Official Website: www.summerville.sc.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Summerville had an population of 52,889 people. This is an increase of 21.89% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 90.58% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Summerville had a population of 43,392 people (which is 31.78% of the total population of Dorchester County). This makes Summerville the county's most populous community.

The population of Summerville represents 0.94% of the population of South Carolina (which has 4,625,364 people), making it the state's 7th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 43,392 people, the population of Summerville increased 56.36% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 27,752 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Summerville.

Communities Also Named Summerville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two South Carolina communities named Summerville: This one is located in Dorchester County and the other is located in Richland County.

Beyond South Carolina, there are 35 communities that are also named Summerville - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California (2), Colorado, Florida, Georgia (3), Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana (2), Maryland, Michigan (2), Mississippi, Missouri, New Brunswick, New York, Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina, Nova Scotia (2), Ontario (3), Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), Prince Edward Island, South Dakota, Texas and Vermont.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Summerville.

Communities near Summerville ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Summerville.

  • North Charleston [Berkeley County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Charleston
    • North Charleston [Berkeley County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Summerville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 118,752 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Charleston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North Charleston<6>
  • Goose Creek [Berkeley County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goose Creek
    • Goose Creek [Berkeley County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the east of Summerville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 44,972 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goose Creek
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goose Creek<6>
  • Hanahan [Berkeley County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hanahan
    • Hanahan [Berkeley County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Summerville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,280 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanahan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hanahan<6>
  • Moncks Corner [Berkeley County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moncks Corner
    • Moncks Corner [Berkeley County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Summerville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,497 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moncks Corner
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moncks Corner<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Ravenel [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ravenel
      • Ravenel [Charleston County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Summerville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,768 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ravenel
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ravenel<6>
    • Ridgeville [Dorchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgeville
      • Ridgeville [Dorchester County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Summerville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,841 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridgeville<6>
    • Cottageville [Colleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottageville
      • Cottageville [Colleton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Summerville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 747 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottageville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cottageville<6>
    • Highland Village [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highland Village
      • Highland Village [Berkeley County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the east of Summerville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highland Village have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland Village
    • Ladson [Berkeley County]
    • Washington Town [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washington Town
      • Washington Town [Berkeley County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the north of Summerville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Washington Town have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington Town

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Summerville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Summerville.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Summerville. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Summerville.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Summerville. Our list includes 7 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Summerville.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Summerville ...

Looking for more information about Summerville? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Summerville, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Summerville.

Adding Summerville to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Summerville in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Summerville was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Summerville on a map titled Rand McNally Map of South Carolina (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Summerville on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Summerville: www.summerville.sc.us/

The official website for Dorchester County: www.dorchestercounty.net/

The official website for State of South Carolina: https://sc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Carolina's counties, including Dorchester, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Summerville.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Summerville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Summerville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Summerville or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Summerville) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Summerville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SummervilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Summerville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0264, Longitude: -80.1703    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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