Summerville Historic District is a national historic district located at Summerville, Dorchester County, South Carolina. The district encompasses 700 contributing buildings in the village of Summerville. About 70 percent of the buildings predate World War I. The buildings include raised cottages, Greek Revival influenced, and Victorian / Queen Anne and other turn of the 20th century structures are found throughout. In addition to residential structures, the district includes churches and commercial buildings—most dating from around 1900. Notable buildings include Tupper's Drug Store, O. J. Sire's Commercial Building, White Gables, Pettigru-Lebby House Gazebo, Summerville Presbyterian Church, Wesley United Methodist Church, and the Squirrel Inn
Today, Summerville is experiencing explosive growth. In the 1970’s, the town’s population was approximately 3000. With the many communities being built out throughout the town, it is expected that the town’s population will exceed 50,000 residents by 2020. Many credit its widespread appeal to its affordability, its proximity to so much of the Lowcountry region, its solid school system, its diverse retail offerings and the rapid job opportunities stemming from the booming growth of industry near its borders on all sides.