Summerton has become well known across the South for its offering of a wide range of outdoor recreational activities like camping, hunting, fishing, hiking, kayaking, biking, boating, and golfing to its many visitors. It has become one of the better places to visit on the East coast for wildlife supporters and outdoor sports enthusiasts.
In addition to the outdoor activities and abundant wildlife, Summerton and the surrounding area are also known for its rich local history encompassing the early settlement of the area by Native American tribes such as the Catawba and Santee Indians, followed hundreds of years later by the some of the first European settlers.
The history of Summerton is also closely coupled with many other events such as the daring exploits of the 'Swamp Fox', Gen. Francis Marion, during the Revolutionary War; Gen. Potter's raid during the Civil War; key events leading up to school desegregation in the U.S.; construction of the Santee-Cooper canal and dams at the start of World War II; the creation of Lake Marion and Lake Moultrie, and much more.
While Summerton still retains the feel of a small rustic town, it is slowly changing and benefiting from the creation of numerous new residential and business communities that are continuing to grow up around Summerton and beautiful Lake Marion. Vacationers and retirees continue to flock to the area in ever greater numbers.
Summerton---where the fish are jumpin' and livin' is easy.
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Map of Summerton, Lake Marion, and Clarendon County, S.C.