Browns Summit, North Carolina

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Browns Summit, North Carolina
Browns Summit is located in North Carolina
Browns Summit
Browns Summit
Browns Summit is located in the US
Browns Summit
Browns Summit
Coordinates: 36°12′45″N 79°42′49″W / 36.21250°N 79.71361°W / 36.21250; -79.71361Coordinates: 36°12′45″N 79°42′49″W / 36.21250°N 79.71361°W / 36.21250; -79.71361
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
805 ft (245 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
GNIS feature ID982041

Browns Summit (sometimes called Brown Summit) is a small unincorporated community in Guilford County, North Carolina, United States. It lies just northeast of Greensboro, near the intersection of North Carolina Highway 150 and U.S. Route 29 along the future Interstate 785 in Guilford County, Latitude 36.212°N & Longitude -79.713°W. The elevation is 801 feet (244 m) above sea level.[1] The single public elementary school is a part of the Guilford County school system. The ZIP Code for Browns Summit is 27214, and it is in the 336 area code.

It is a fast-growing area due to the proximity to Greensboro and Reidsville, North Carolina, with many new housing developments in progress, particularly on the NC Hwy 150 corridor. Once the Greensboro Urban Loop is completed, part of Browns Summit will be within the loop.


As of 2006, it had an estimated population of 7,852. Average household income is $45,281, compared to the NC average of $44,519 and US average of $44,684. Unemployment is slightly higher than the national average of 5%, at 6% (2006 rates). The cost of living is approximately 83% of the average in the US.[2]

Browns Summit (1) "community in north Guilford County. Alt. 805. Land here acquired by Jesse Brown, 1858. Named for him in 1863 when Richmond and Danville Railroad was built, because the Brown farm was the highest point on the line." Powell, p. 66. (2) a post office from 1871 to the present; located in northeast Monroe Township.

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