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Summit, Mississippi

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Welcome to Summit ...

The town of Summit is located in Pike County<1>.

When the people of Summit refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Summitite<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Summit has a population of 1,570 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Summit.

Summit is 440 feet [134 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Summit lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Summit: (601) and (769)<5>

The ZIP code for Summit: 39666<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Summit had an population of 1,570 people. This is a decrease of 7.92% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 9.94% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Summit had a population of 1,705 people. This makes Summit the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Summit represents 0.06% of the population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 122nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,705 people, the population of Summit increased 19.4% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,428 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Summit.

Adding Summit to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Summit in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Summit elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Summit on a Rand McNally Map of Mississippi (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Summit on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Summit ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 170 communities that are also named Summit - they are located in Alabama (3), Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas (5), California (8), Colorado (2), Connecticut (2), Florida, Georgia (5), Idaho, Illinois (3), Indiana (7), Iowa (4), Kansas (5), Kentucky (5), Louisiana, Maine (3), Maryland (3), Massachusetts, Michigan (10), Minnesota (3), Missouri (3), Montana (2), Nebraska (2), Nevada (4), New Brunswick (2), New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico (2), New York (5), North Carolina (4), Ohio (11), Oklahoma, Ontario (2), Oregon (3), Pennsylvania (16), Quebec (3), Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee (4), Texas (3), Utah, Vermont (6), Virginia (5), Washington (4), West Virginia (2), Wisconsin (5) and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Summit.

Communities near Summit ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Summit.

  • Magnolia [Pike County]
  • Osyka [Pike County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Osyka
    • Osyka [Pike County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the south of Summit
    • Estimated population in 2019: 411 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Osyka have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osyka
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Osyka<8>
  • Bear Town [Pike County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bear Town
    • Bear Town [Pike County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<7> to the south of Summit
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bear Town
  • Bacots [Pike County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bacots
    • Bacots [Pike County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the southeast of Summit
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bacots
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    • McElveen [Amite County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McElveen
      • McElveen [Amite County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the southwest of Summit
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McElveen
    • Holmesville [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holmesville
      • Holmesville [Pike County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the southeast of Summit
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holmesville
    • Brookside [Amite County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookside
      • Brookside [Amite County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the west of Summit
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookside
    • Brookhaven [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookhaven
      • Brookhaven [Lincoln County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<7> to the north of Summit
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,947 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookhaven
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brookhaven<8>
    • Cobbs [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cobbs
      • Cobbs [Lincoln County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<7> to the north of Summit
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cobbs
    • Gillsburg [Amite County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gillsburg
      • Gillsburg [Amite County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<7> to the southwest of Summit
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gillsburg

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Summit. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Summit.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Summit. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Summit.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Summit. Our list includes 7 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Summit.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Summit ...

Looking for more information about Summit? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Summit, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Summit.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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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.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Mississippi's counties, including Pike, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Summit refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a town's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Summit may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Summit.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Summit - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (769) is an overlay for area code (601).
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Summit). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Summit or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. 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.

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 we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2838, Longitude: -90.4683    
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<9>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






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