Summit Township, Clay County, Iowa

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Summit Township
Location in Clay County
Location in Clay County
Coordinates: 43°12′41″N 095°12′48″W / 43.21139°N 95.21333°W / 43.21139; -95.21333Coordinates: 43°12′41″N 095°12′48″W / 43.21139°N 95.21333°W / 43.21139; -95.21333
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Clay
 • Total 35.3 sq mi (91.43 km2)
 • Land 35.3 sq mi (91.43 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation 1,358 ft (414 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 452
 • Density 12.8/sq mi (4.9/km2)
GNIS feature ID 0468761

Summit Township is a township in Clay County, Iowa, USA. As of the 2000 census, its population was 452. Spencer Municipal Airport is located in the township.


Summit Township was created in 1872.[1]


Summit Township covers an area of 35.3 square miles (91 km2) and contains one incorporated settlement, Fostoria. According to the USGS, it contains one cemetery, Evergreen.


At one point Great Lakes Airlines was headquartered in the township.[2][3]


  1. ^ Gillespie, Samuel (1909). History of Clay County, Iowa: From Its Earliest Settlement to 1909. S. J. Clarke Publishing Company. p. 60. 
  2. ^ "Welcome to Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd." Great Lakes Airlines. December 5, 1998. Retrieved on May 25, 2009.
  3. ^ "Spencer city, Iowa[permanent dead link]." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on May 25, 2009.


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