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The Leni-Lenape Indians were the area`s first settlers, followed by the Dutch in the early 1600`s and the English in 1664.  During the Revolutioary War, Summit was reportedly the site of a "beacon fire" used to signal George Washington and the American Troops of the movements of the British forces.

Named in 1837 and established as a township in 1869, Summit`s mid-19th century claim to fame was as a resort.  many New Yorkers took the train out to the "country", as the higher elevations at the summit promised far cooler summer.  Summit developed rapidly after the Civil ar, as more New York Communters established homes in a community which retains to this day its winding, tree-lined streets, wooded properties, gracious homes and a business center that reminds one of "hometown Main Street, USA."

CHARACTERISTICS:

Incorporated in 1899, the Town of Summit is situated in New Jersey`s second Watchung Mountain, overlooking the State of New Jersey from a 450` elevation at its tri-county corner.  its site is one of the highest points within a 25 mile radius west of New York City, affording excellent views of that skyline.  Today, Summit is home to people of many social, economic and ethnic backgrounds who have found in Summit a stimulating, heterogeous, suburban environment.

LAND AREA:  6.1 square miles approx.

POPULATION: 19,750 (1990 census figures)

EDUATION:

K to 5

  • Brayton 908-273-1276
  • Franklin 908-277-2613
  • Jefferson 908-273-3807
  • Licoln-Hubbard 908-273-1333
  • Washington 908-273-0817

6-8

  • Summit Middle School 908-273-1190

9-12

  • Summit High School 908-273-1494

Private/Parochial Schools

  • Kent Place School 908-273-0900
  • Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child 908-522-8100
  • Oratory Prep 908-273-1084

LIBRARY:  Summit Free Public Library 908-273-0350

SOCIAL & CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS:

  • American Legion
  • Business & Professional Women
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Elks, Benevolent & Protective Order of Fornightly Club/Jr. Fortnightly Club
  • Friends of the Library
  • Girl/Boy Scouts
  • Johnson Youth Center
  • Jr. Youth Center
  • Jr. League of Summit
  • Knights of Columbus
  • League of Women Voters
  • NJ Center for Visual Arts
  • Newcomers Club
  • Old Guard of Summit
  • Playhouse Assoc. of  Sumit
  • Police Athletic League
  • Reeves Reed Arboretum
  • Resource Center for Women
  • Rotary Club of Summit & New Providence
  • Stony Hill Players
  • SUMMIT 2005
  • Summit Area Community School
  • Summit Area Red Cross
  • Summit Area YMCA
  • Summit Chorale
  • Summit College Club
  • Summit Garden Club
  • Summit Historic Preservation Commission
  • Summit Historical Society
  • Summit Jaycees
  • Summit Lions Club
  • Summit Symphony
  • The Connection for Women, Children & Families
  • Welcome Wagon`s Newcomers Club

SENIOR CITIZEN GROUPS:

  • AARP, Summit Area
  • Overlook Hospital, Sr. Contact (programs, trips, etc.)
  • S.A.G.E. (Summit Assoc. for Gerontological Endeavor) (Companion Service, Home Health Aides, Meals On Wheels, Spend A Day, etc.)
  • Sr. Citizen Housing, Busy Bees (projects for the needy)
  • Sr. Connections (transporation)
  • Summit Board of Recreation, Golden Age Program (crafts, games, trips)

RECREATION

  • Beacon Hill Club (a private club with ice rink, tennis and paddle courts, swimming pool, bowling alleys)
  • Canoe Brook Country Club (a private club with golf course, tennis & paddle courts, swimming pool)
  • Summit Board of Recreation 908-277-4119
  • Summit Community Swimming Pool
  • Summit Ice Hockey Association
  • Summit Junior Baseball, Inc.
  • Summit Lacrosse Club
  • Summit Municipal Golf Course 908-277-6828
  • Watchung Stables, Mountainside 908-789-3665

HOUSES OF WORSHIP

  • Calvary Episcopal Church 908-277-1814
  • Central Presbyterian Church 908-273-0441
  • Christ Church 908-273-5549
  • First Church of Christ Scientist 908-273-1820
  • Fountain Baptist Church 908-273-1199
  • Jewish Community Center 908-273-8130
  • Mt. Olive Temple of the United Holy Church of America 908-273-4181
  • Pilgrim Baptist Church 908-273-2704
  • St. John`s Lutheran Church 908-273-3846
  • St. Theresa`s Roman Catholic Church 908-277-3700
  • Temple Sinai of Summit 908-273-4921
  • Unitarian Church in Summit 908-273-3245
  • United Methodist Church of Summit 908-277-1700
  • Wallace Chapel AME Zion Church 908-277-0574

POST OFFICE:  61 Maple St. 908-277-1737

COMMUTING:

Bus: 

  • Camptown Bus Lines 201-242-6100 
  • NJ Transit 800-772-2222
  •  Lakeland Bus Lines 201-366-0600

Rail:

  • NJ Transit, Summit Station. (www.njtransit.com ) for schedules/fare info.
  • Wheels, van service between Summit train station & various employers, call NJ Transit at 800-772-2222

Road:

  • Routes I-78 & 24; connect to Parkway, Turnpike & I-287