Summit, Alabama

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Summit, Alabama
Unincorporated community
Summit, Alabama is located in Alabama
Summit, Alabama
Summit, Alabama
Coordinates: 34°12′16″N 86°29′39″W / 34.20444°N 86.49417°W / 34.20444; -86.49417Coordinates: 34°12′16″N 86°29′39″W / 34.20444°N 86.49417°W / 34.20444; -86.49417
Country United States
State Alabama
County Blount
Elevation 915 ft (279 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 205
GNIS feature ID 127547[1]

Summit is an unincorporated community in Blount County, Alabama, United States. Summit is located along County Route 48 (CR-48) near US-231/SR-53, 10.1 miles (16.3 km) northeast of Blountsville.

Alabama is home to a wealth of caves. In fact, northeast Alabama is considered a cave "hotspot" in the United States because of its many caves and the number of animals inhabiting those environments. This area contains approximately two-thirds of the state's caves, but numerous other parts of the state possess the geology necessary for cave formation—beds of carbonate rock.

Summit, along with its many caves, is the setting of O. Henry's short-story "The Ransom of Red Chief."[2]