Summers, Arkansas

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Summers, Arkansas
Unincorporated community
A local church building
A local church building
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[1]
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Washington
Elevation 1,188 ft (362 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Zip code 72769
Area code(s) 479

Summers is an unincorporated community in far western Washington County, Arkansas, United States. The community has a postal designation (ZIP code 72769) and the population of the Summers zip code area was 942[2] at the 2000 census. It is part of the FayettevilleSpringdaleRogers, Arkansas-Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

Summers is in the Ozarks on the southern edge of the Springfield Plateau near the Boston Mountains. The community is located at the intersection of U.S. Route 62 with Arkansas Highway 59 about 2 miles (3.2 km) east of the Oklahoma border. It is just east of Ballard Creek.[3]

History[edit]

The community name comes from John T. Summers, one of the original postmasters for the community. The community was earlier named Coon Creek.[4]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Summers, Arkansas
  2. ^ U.S. Census Bureau Fact Finder Fact Sheet for Zip Code Tabulation Area 72769
  3. ^ Arkansas Atlas & Gazetteer, DeLoreme, 2nd Ed. 2004, p. 30 ISBN 0-89933-345-1
  4. ^ "History of Washington County, Arkansas." Shiloh Museum, Springdale, Arkansas. pp. 754.
  5. ^ Ruston Daily Leader, June 17, 1936, pp. 1, 4