Summerville was built in the 1780s, and established as a separate village from the city of Augusta.

During the mid to late 1810s, downtown Augusta experienced a small epidemic of malaria, which caused little effect in Summerville. In 1820, a major outbreak of fever nearly wiped out the entire garrison at the U.S. Arsenal. After a recommendation from an officer, the U.S. Arsenal purchased land that is the present-day site of Georgia Regents University.

By 1850, Summerville became a four-season community. More permanent buildings and year-round homes sprang up as the town prospered. In 1861, Summerville was officially incorporated as a city with the boundaries defined as a circle for one-mile.[2] Later on, Summerville became a fashionable luxury resort and golf capital with the construction of many hotels. This caused a large transformation — from a small summer resort for local residents to a winter playground for wealthy industrialists and politicians from the northern United States. Two hotels, The Partridge Inn and the Bon Air Hotel, hosted captains of industry and former presidents of the United States. Some built winter homes in the area, while others stayed permanently, escaping the harsh winters of the northern U.S.

When the city of Augusta annexed Summerville in 1912, it lost its status as a separate town. Four years later, a fire swept through downtown Augusta, destroying much of the business district and neighborhoods along lower Broad Street. This caused a housing boom for Summerville. Summerville Market Report

Newest Homes in Historic Summerville

4 Beds 4 Baths 505559 MLS
In 1736 Augusta, Ga was discovered by James Oglethorpe! In 1750 St. Paul's Church was established in Augusta. In 1760 King George III became King of Great Britain/Ireland, and the MAGNIFICENT ESTATE OF 914 MILLEDGE RD WAS BORN! Established by Peter Carnes, estate was known as the Carnes House! Well Respected within the original 13 colonies, Mr. Carnes was selected to greet George Washington on his first arrival to Augusta in 1791! Prestigious home is celebrated at the library of Congress in Washington DC, as well as The Gardening of GA history Books! Important, historic home resting on an incredible 1.41 acres in the heart of Augusta has been respectfully preserved and updated in keeping with its original charm! New roof to be installed 8-5-2022 on main home and cottage! Fresh paint exterior and interior, New $17,000 Boiler installed 2020, Chef kitchen w/ modern appliances including gas stovetop w/ vent hood, double ovens with eat in kitchen! Large open rooms abound through out home! Incredible 262 year old molding, exposed beams, and flooring adorn this magnificent property! Prestigious home for entertaining with luxury gardens, coy pond, in ground 28k gallon gunite pool, fruit bearing trees, and established well maintained private grounds! Remodeled guest cottage over 1200 Sq. Ft/ 2 units/ perfect for annual rental or included in Master Rental of main home! A Rare opportunity to own a piece of History! Must see to appreciate!

914 Milledge Road, Augusta

4 Beds 4 Baths 512275 MLS
No you aren't seeing things, this beautiful home on Henry Street is back available with a much improved asking price! Stylishly painted white, this brick home offers more than just appearance and location: it has been completely renovated from top to bottom. Inside you'll notice beautifully refinished hardwood floors, a welcoming foyer, tall ceilings, and an oversized dining room perfect for formal dinner parties and Thanksgiving feasts. The spacious living room boasts a wood burning fireplace, plantation shutters, great natural light and an original Ulla Darni Chandelier. The less formal family room offers another wood burning fireplace and wraps the rear deck making it a perfect place to gather. The great flow to and from the kitchen and outdoor living areas make this one of my favorite rooms in the house. The kitchen is all new and redesigned and offers brand new appliances, cabinets, and counters...highlighted by the blue granite atop the island and the Zline 6 burner gas stove with blue gloss finish. This kitchen is located in the heart of the home and works perfectly for all your entertaining needs. Also downstairs is a large laundry room and master suite with separate entrance. The downstairs bedroom has a fully renovated bath and can double as a mother-in-law suite if necessary. Upstairs is a second owner's bedroom, with an oversized (fully renovated) bath. Completing the upstairs is another 2 more bedrooms and a hall bath. Also included in the renovations are updates to the plumbing and electrical, a new roof, water heater and HVAC system. The back yard is primarily fenced and has a natural divide that allows for the kids to play while adults entertain. Plenty of parking exists behind the driveway gate, perfect for a big family or car collector. Situated on .66 acres and only minutes from Augusta University and Augusta's downtown medical district, this home is in the heart of it all. Minutes from work, play, or leisure activities, 2651 Henry Street is a must add to your showing list. Call today.

2651 Henry Street, Augusta