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|Counties||Lawrence, Lewis, and Maury|
|• Total||2.011 sq mi (5.21 km2)|
|• Land||2.011 sq mi (5.21 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||991 ft (302 m)|
|• Density||430/sq mi (170/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC)|
|GNIS feature ID||1271843|
Summertown is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Lawrence County, Tennessee with a small portion in both Lewis County and Maury County. The population of Summertown was 866 at the 2010 census.
Summertown Elementary School and Summertown High School are located in the Lawrence County portion.
The Summertown area historical tornado activity is slightly above Tennessee state average. It is 108% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On April 16, 1998, an F-5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado right on Highway 43 in Summertown killed 3 people, injured 36 people and caused $13 million in damages.
On May 18, 1995, an F-4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado a mile away from Summertown killed 3 people, injured 32 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
There have been several other tornadoes to come through Summertown but these are two of the worst.
Attractions and areas of interest
The following are located in or near Summertown:
- The Farm, an intentional community
- Plenty International, an environmental and human rights organization
- Stillhouse Hollow Falls State Natural Area, a Tennessee natural area
- Turtle Hill Sangha, a Nyingma Buddhist commune
- Spiral Ridge Permaculture, A permaculture education and research center, nursery and design firm.
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