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Summit, Alabama
(Blount County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Summit ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Summit (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Summit. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Newspapers Published in Summit ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 17 newspapers that have been published in the area around Summit.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Summit, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Summit.

Cemeteries Near Summit ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Summit.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a new browser window will open with a Google map showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Summit covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Summit Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Brooksville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NE Ebell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Roswell Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Blue Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sivley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Alldredge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Dickson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Nesmith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW New Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Warrior Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NE Berry - Brookshire Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Sheppard Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Gibbs Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Red Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Canaan Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Eidson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW New Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Gunter Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Nixons Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Holly Pond Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Arab City Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Zion Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Boyles Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Hermon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Baileyton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Brooklyn Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pilgrim Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Rice Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Clear Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Brashier Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shoal Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  W New Hope #2 Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Center Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Graves Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lamb Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Douglas Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bodine Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Griffin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Brookwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gilliam Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lystra Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mountain Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Blountsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hood Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Clear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ridgway Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Duck Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Concord Cemetery   [Map]     


Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<3>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Summit had a population of 100 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Summit, with the one closest to Summit listed first.

Strawberry   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Summit
 - Strawberry had a post office and no railroad service
Brooksville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Summit
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Brooksville had a post office and no railroad service
Bright Star   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Summit
 - Bright Star had a post office and no railroad service
Tappan - Historic   [Map]
 - While Tappan was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Summit
 - Tappan had a post office and no railroad service
McLarty   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Summit
 - McLarty had a post office and no railroad service
Red Hill   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Summit
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Red Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Liberty   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Summit
 - 1895 population of 178 people
 - Liberty had a post office and no railroad service
Arab   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Summit
 - 1895 population of 95 people (with 8,340 people in 2016)
 - Arab had a post office and no railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Summit. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Summit in the 1890's.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Summit is located in Blount County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Blount County: Cullman, Etowah, Jefferson, Marshall, Saint Clair, Walker & Winston.

Below are the counties that are near Summit. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Summit:

Blount     (The home county for Summit)
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      White City   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      East Point   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Section   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Clay   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Morris   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pinson   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Corner   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      English Village   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Madison   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Arab   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Horton   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Eva   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Springville   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Argo   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Creel   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Empire   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Addison   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Summit, see our County-by-County Page for Summit.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Summit:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the Alabama Department of Archives & History

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Alabama to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Blount County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Blount County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Blount County

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Alabama

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Summit ...

While our initial data for Summit came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Summit in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Summit.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Summit:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Summit.
      See our Misc Page for Summit for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Blount County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Summit. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Blount County: www.co.blount.al.us/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Summit. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Summit) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Summit. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Summit

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Summit. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2045, Longitude: -86.4942     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Summit have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Summit, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Summit.