Vale Summit, Maryland
|Vale Summit, Maryland|
|• Total||1.0 sq mi (2.5 km2)|
|• Land||1.0 sq mi (2.5 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||2,030 ft (620 m)|
|• Density||142/sq mi (55.0/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||2583699|
Local lore indicates that the community was so named in the mid 19th century, founded by the local population of coal miners. Previously, however, it was locally known as "Pompey Smash", the origin of which is commonly believed to have come from a slave named Pompey crashing his wagonload of coal. A main road through the village still bears the name "Pompey Smash Road". A paved road reached the town around 1921, from Clarysville, along Route 40.
- "Geographic Names Information System". Vale Summit (Populated Place). U.S. Geological Survey. 2009-01-29.
- "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Vale Summit CDP, Maryland". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved May 29, 2013.
- "1985 article from Journal of the Alleghenies" (PDF). 2011-02-21.
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