Census Data for Summit ...
Although we found mention of Summit during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Over time, we expect to discover additional information that will be added to our Gazetteer..
One piece of information that we would especially like to find is the location (ie- GPS coordinates) of Summit. If you can help us locate Summit, please Contact Us.
As far as we can tell, Summit has not been included in past Census counts, so there is no population information for this community.
While we don't have census information for Summit, you might be interested in some nearby communities where we do:
Smyth County ...
Summit is located in Smyth County<2>.
For more information, please visit our Census Page for Smyth County.
Miscellaneous Information for Summit ...
The Federal government has assigned various identifying codes to each community, county and state. At one time or another, the US Census Bureau has used one (or more) of the following identifiers when referring to either Smyth County or the community of Summit:
- The FIPS Codes ...
- An earlier (and largely obsolete) identification method was called the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS):
- State Code: 51 (Virginia)
- County Code: 173 (Smyth County)
- Place Code: 76576 (Summit)
- State & County Code: 51/173 (Virginia / Smyth County)
- State & Place Code: 51/76576 (Virginia / Summit)
- Misc. Census Codes ...
- Summit is located in Census Region #3 (the South Region) and Division #5 (the South Atlantic Division).
For more information about the various Federal identification codes, please visit our Misc Page for Summit.
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About Smyth County
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Smyth County: www.smythcounty.org/
The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/
The official website of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN)
The official website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
|<1>||If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went south past Summit and then turned east". While Summit could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Summit as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.|
Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.
Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.
Also keep in mind that Summit could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
Just in case there has been confusion between counties, we found that there are 4 Virginia communities also named Summit. While this community is located in Smyth County, the others are located in the following counties: Chesterfield, Prince George, Spotsylvania and Wythe. For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Summit.
|<2>||If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Smyth, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.|