This small town dates back to the 1840s and was originally the James K. Polk familyÂ’s summer retreat. Located on the Highland Rim, itÂ’s a bit cooler here than in the low country, and the areaÂ’s popularity as a getaway provided its name. In the late 19th century, Summertown was a fashionable resort, with six hotels. Today, it has an eclectic mix of people, including an Amish settlement and a former commune.
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