Summers, Arkansas

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Summers, Arkansas
Unincorporated community
A local church building built by Independent Baptists
A local church building built by Independent Baptists
Summers, Arkansas is located in Arkansas
Summers, Arkansas
Summers, Arkansas
Summers' position in Arkansas.
Coordinates: 35°58′52″N 94°29′30″W / 35.98111°N 94.49167°W / 35.98111; -94.49167Coordinates: 35°58′52″N 94°29′30″W / 35.98111°N 94.49167°W / 35.98111; -94.49167
Country  United States
State  Arkansas
County Washington
Elevation 362 m (1,188 ft)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Zip code 72769
Area code(s) 479
GNIS feature ID 78496
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Summers, Arkansas

Summers is an unincorporated community in far western Washington County, Arkansas, United States. Considered a postal designation (ZIP code 72769). the population of the Summers ZCTA was 942[1] at the 2000 census. It is part of the FayettevilleSpringdaleRogers, AR-MO Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

Summers is in the Ozarks on the southern edge of the Springfield Plateau near the Boston Mountains. At the intersection with Arkansas 59.svg Arkansas Highway 59 about 2.5 miles (4.0 km) east of the Oklahoma border, Summers is the first postal stop on US 62.svg U.S. Route 62 after entering Arkansas.

History[edit]

  • The town of Summers has a building that was once a hotel and is now a private residence that has been featured in many Route 66 and Americana architectural forums.
  • Its name comes from John T. Summers, one of the original postmasters for the community. The community was earlier named Coon Creek.[2]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Census Bureau Fact Finder Fact Sheet for Zip Code Tabulation Area 72769
  2. ^ "History of Washington County, Arkansas." Shiloh Museum, Springdale, Arkansas. pp. 754.
  3. ^ Ruston Daily Leader, June 17, 1936, pp. 1, 4