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Summerville City

Summerville City Hall is located at 120 Georgia Avenue, Summerville, GA 30747; phone: 706-859-0900.

In Summerville, incorporated in 1839 and the seat of Chattooga County, are a large textile mill and a knitting mill that manufactures children's hosiery. This was the scene of fighting during the Chickamauga campaign, and on October 18, 1864, a skirmish occurred here when General Hood marched northward to Tennessee.

In the Rock Museum, owned by Dr. F. W. Hall, is a collection of stones from every State in the Union and from many foreign countries. The specimens range in weight from pebbles of less than an ounce to a seven-ton block of granite from Stone Mountain, Georgia. In the collection are rocks from a battleground of Flanders Field, from the Potter's Field of Jerusalem, from the grave of Buffalo Bill, from the Mayan temples of Honduras, and from the Josef Glacier. One rock was taken from the foundation of the Alexandria Academy, established in Alexandria, Virginia, by George Washington and later attended by Robert E. Lee; another, from a historic site of India, was presented by Mahatma Gandhi. Embedded in a rock from Pompeii is an ancient Roman coin.

  1. Federal Works Agency, Works Progress Administration, Federal Writers' Program and the Georgia Board of Education, Georgia: A Guide to Its Towns and Countryside, American Guide Series, University of Georgia Press, 1940.
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