The Old Town Hall

The Old Town Hall (HMIUV)

Location: Summerville, SC 29483 Dorchester County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 0.675', W 80° 11.267'

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(Front text)
The Old Town Hall, built ca. 1860, is the oldest public building in Summerville. Rev. Robert I. Limehouse (1815-1881), a Methodist minister and the town intendant, or mayor, purchased the site for the town hall that year. A jail and market place also once stood here. In early 1865, in the final days of the Civil War, the village wardens left a meeting to defend Summerville from a band of raiders and killed one of them.

(Reverse text)
At least sixteen intendants served Summerville in this building between ca. 1860 and 1892, when a new town hall was built on the Square. The Old Town Hall, described as the "heart of the old village," was later a school, polling place, community center, tea room, and residence. Though badly damaged by Hurricane Hugo in 1989, the building was purchased and restored by the Summerville Preservation Society and is now the Society's headquarters and archives.
Marker Number18-8
Year Placed2000
Placed ByThe Summerville Preservation Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 8:45am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 575865 N 3652827
Decimal Degrees33.01125000, -80.18778333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 0.675', W 80° 11.267'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 0' 40.50" N, 80° 11' 16.02" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 213 W Carolina Ave, Summerville SC 29483, US
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