Summertown, Tennessee

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Summertown, Tennessee
Census-designated place
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
Country United States
State Tennessee
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)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 5,704
 • Density 2,800/sq mi (1,100/km2)
Time zone Central (CST)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC)
Area code(s) 931
GNIS feature ID 1271843[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]


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 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: