Summertown, Tennessee

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Summertown, Tennessee
Summertown, Tennessee is located in Tennessee
Summertown, Tennessee
Summertown, Tennessee
Coordinates: 35°26′05″N 87°18′46″W / 35.43472°N 87.31278°W / 35.43472; -87.31278Coordinates: 35°26′05″N 87°18′46″W / 35.43472°N 87.31278°W / 35.43472; -87.31278
CountryUnited States
StateTennessee
CountiesLawrence, Lewis, and Maury
Area
 • Total2.011 sq mi (5.21 km2)
 • Land2.011 sq mi (5.21 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
991 ft (302 m)
Population
 • Total5,704
 • Density2,800/sq mi (1,100/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST)
 • Summer (DST)CDT
Area code(s)931
GNIS feature ID1271843[3]

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.[3] The population of Summertown was 866 at the 2010 census.[2]

Education[edit]

Summertown is home to two public schools, both of which are in the Lawrence County portion of the community. Summertown Elementary School educates students from kindergarten through 6th grade, while Summertown High School educates students from 7th through 12th grade. They both have an eagle as their mascot.

Summertown athletic programs have been historically competitive on the state level, with state championships in volleyball, tennis, golf, softball, and baseball.

Tornadoes[edit]

The Summertown area historical tornado activity is slightly above Tennessee state average. It is 108% greater than the overall U.S. average.

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.

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.

There have been several other tornadoes to come through Summertown but these are two of the worst.

Attractions and areas of interest[edit]

The following are located in or near Summertown:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  3. ^ a b "Summertown". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.