Memories of Summerville’s Very Early Years by Mrs. J.W. Johnson

( The following article was printed in The Summerville News in 1923. It was written by 83 year old Mrs. J.W. Johnson who moved to Summerville in 1842. The pictures were added by the Historical Society for this article. The newspaper clippings following Mrs. Johnson’s history are from The Summerville Gazette in 1877. )  

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Fate Norris….A One Man Band

    Singleton LaFayette Norris, or ”Fate” as folks knew him by, was an outstanding example of the generation of versatile and colorful musicians that made up the Golden Age of Old Time music.  He was born in Dirt Town, Chattooga County, on August 23, 1878, and is best known for playing banjo in the

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The Spirit of the American Doughboy Statue

  On Saturday, May 29th, 2021, the Spirit of the American Doughboy Statue was rededicated in memory of those who lost their lives and those who served during World War 1. It will be an addition to the Chattooga County Veterans Memorial in Dowdy Park. The rededication was done through a collaboration between local veteran

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Dick Taylor’s Ridge

Editor’s Note: The excellent piece below was contributed by Historical Society member Bill Mitchell, a skilled amateur historian who grew up with a view of Taylor (or Taylor’s if you please!) Ridge.  Bill has a special appreciation for the history and the beauty of our Chattooga County environs.  The original version of this piece appeared

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