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summerville is a small town located on US 27 in northwest georgia. summerville is the county seat of chattooga county georgia. the area around summerville was originally inhabited by the mound builder native american culture. the mound builders were replaced by the creeks and later the creeks were replaced by the cherokees. the cherokees were forced out of the area after the treaty of new echota in 1835. after the cherokees were resettled in oklahoma many white settlers moved into the summerville area. during the civil war the battle of alpine and the battle of trion factory were fought near summerville. after the fall of atlanta union general william t. sherman stopped in summerville and telegraphed president abraham lincoln about his planned "march to the sea". summerville was the origin point for sherman's infamous march to savannah. for the tourist summerville is a nice town to visit on US 27 in northwest georgia and for those interested in civil war history there are a number of battle sites in chattooga county.

there were two small civil war battles fought near summerville. in the battle of alpine georgia general nathan bedford forrest defeated the union and pushed union troops back to chattanooga tennesssee. in septmeber 1863. confederate general benjamin hardin helms engaged union troops between summerville and trion georgia. at the battle of trion factory general helms defeated the union force and pushed the remainer back to chickamauga. an interesting bit of civil war trivia, general helms was the brother in law of mary todd lincoln, the first lady of the union. later general helms was killed in the battle of chickamauga.

  • Last visit to Summerville: Nov 2011
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