History Committee Research & Projects

The History Committee is developing a methodical approach to identifying and researching significant historical and/or archeological sites in the town. Committee members and outside firms have researched, compiled, and written reports about Summerfield's rich history to share with the community. Please enjoy the articles and reports below. 


Completed Research Projects

  Documentation of the Saunders Inn 

  Geophysical Survey at Bruce Cemetery and Homestead (June 2020) 

  Hopewell Report to Town Council (November 2023

  Geophysical Survey at Hopewell Church (November 2023)


Completed Research Articles

  Who was the Bugle Boy

  The Importance of a Small Skirmish during the Race to the Dan 

  The 1838 Old Brick Schoolhouse

  Captain John Dent: First North Carolina Casualty of the American Revolution 

  Was Summerfield Named for an Evangelist? 

  Summerfield, North Carolina–A Pictorial History


Residents Remember

  Oral History by Jamie Credle: Growing Up in Summerfield 1900-1935 

  Oral History Interview: Wilson's Grocery, Pam Wilson Fox (August 2022)

   Oral History Interview: Mrs. Weeks & Troy Stanliff (January 2023)