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Our Genealogical Helper for Summit ...

So far, we have found very little information about Summit. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Summit to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Summit, please Contact Us.

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 115 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 20 miles [32.2 km]<2>. 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  
  S Hester Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Buckner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fairview Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Combs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Round Mountain Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Confederate Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W Fayetteville National Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  SW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Kings Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Burkhead Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Boone Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Oxford Bend Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Stearns Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Bowell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Shaeffer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Stokenbury Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  E Culwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Tharp Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Rieff Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Boone Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Salem Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Head Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Stuckey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Comfort Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Cemetery Hill   [Map]     
  SSE Reese Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Holcomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mayfield Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Campbell Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Forest Park Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mineral Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Joyce Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW West Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wesley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cherry Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Boatrigth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Butler Ford Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Joseph 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.

Summit itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having railroad service and no post office.

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

Baldwin   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southwest (SSW) from Summit
 - Baldwin had railroad service and no post office
Wyman   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Northeast (ENE) from Summit
 - Wyman had a post office and railroad service
Harris   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Summit
 - Harris had a post office and railroad service
Fayetteville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Summit
 - 1895 population of 2,942 people (with 85,257 people in 2017)
 - Fayetteville had a post office and railroad service
Fayette Junction   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Summit
 - Fayette Junction had railroad service and no post office
Goshen   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Summit
 - Goshen had a post office and no railroad service
Elkins   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Summit
 - Elkins had railroad service and no post office
Johnson   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Summit
 - Johnson had a post office and railroad service
Greenland   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Summit
 - Greenland had railroad service and no post office

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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

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 east contained birth and death records; the county to the north 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Summit is historic, it would have been located within present day Washington County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Washington County: Benton, Crawford, Madison & Adair (OK).

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:

Washington     (The home county for Summit)
      Fayetteville   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Fayette Junction   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Johnson   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Elkins   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Sulphur City   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Greenland   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Blue Springs Village   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Mayfield   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Springdale   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Farmington   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Tontitown   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      West Fork   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bethel Heights   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lowell   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      War Eagle   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cave Springs   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Rogers   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Prairie Creek   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Highfill   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bentonville   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Avoca   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Little Flock   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Centerton   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Springtown   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Lost Bridge Village   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Winona Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Eureka Springs   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dryfork   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Metalton   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Beaver   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rudd   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Berryville   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Holiday Island   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Urbanette   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Green Forest   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      New Town - Historic   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grandview   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Winfrey   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Chester   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Locke   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mountainburg   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Natural Dam   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cedarville   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mulberry   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rudy   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dyer   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Felkner Town   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Oark   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Batson   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wesley   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Whitener   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hindsville   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Georgetown   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Combs   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Witter   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Saint Paul   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Marble   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pettigrew   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Kingston   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Boston   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ponca   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Barry (MO)
      Seligman (MO)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Washburn (MO)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Chain-O-Lakes (MO)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Eagle Rock (MO)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Golden (MO)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
McDonald (MO)
      Jane (MO)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Powell (MO)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pineville (MO)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Noel (MO)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Adair (OK)
      Watts Community (OK)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Watts (OK)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Westville (OK)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Peavine (OK)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Addielee (OK)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fairfield (OK)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      West Peavine (OK)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Salem (OK)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Stilwell (OK)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Christie (OK)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Marietta (OK)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bell (OK)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Zion (OK)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Delaware (OK)
      West Siloam Springs (OK)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Dripping Springs (OK)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Beckwith (OK)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Colcord (OK)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Flint Creek (OK)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cloud Creek (OK)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Kansas (OK)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Sequoyah (OK)
      Short (OK)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 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 start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 Arkansas:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the Arkansas History Commission

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

These pages are specific to Washington County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Benton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Carroll County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Conway County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Crawford County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Johnson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Newton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Barry County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
McDonald County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Adair County (OK):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Delaware County (OK):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sequoyah County (OK):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Arkansas,     of Washington County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Arkansas     Cemetery Wiki for Arkansas
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Arkansas,     of Washington 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 Arkansas
Also see Diaster Stories for ...

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 Railroad Station, no Post Office mentioned  
The GNIS database contains an entry for Summit.
      See our Misc Page for Summit for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Arkansas

About Washington County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Washington County:

The official website for State of Arkansas:

Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance from Summit. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Summit) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Summit. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.0654, Longitude: -94.0888     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Summit have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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:

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