Vale Summit, Maryland

Summary

Vale Summit, Maryland
Vale Summit, Maryland is located in Maryland
Vale Summit, Maryland
Location within the State of Maryland
Vale Summit, Maryland is located in the United States
Vale Summit, Maryland
Vale Summit, Maryland (the United States)
Coordinates: 39°37′07″N 78°54′22″W / 39.61861°N 78.90611°W / 39.61861; -78.90611Coordinates: 39°37′07″N 78°54′22″W / 39.61861°N 78.90611°W / 39.61861; -78.90611
Country United States
State Maryland
County Allegany
Area
 • Total1.0 sq mi (2.5 km2)
 • Land1.0 sq mi (2.5 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
2,030 ft (620 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total139
 • Density142/sq mi (55.0/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
FIPS code24-80075
GNIS feature ID2583699

Vale Summit is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Allegany County, Maryland, United States.[1] As of the 2010 census it had a population of 139.[2]

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.[3] A main road through the village still bears the name "Pompey Smash Road".

A paved road reached the town circa 1921, from Clarysville, along Route 40.

References

  1. ^ "Geographic Names Information System". Vale Summit (Populated Place). U.S. Geological Survey. 2009-01-29.
  2. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Vale Summit CDP, Maryland". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved May 29, 2013.
  3. ^ "1985 article from Journal of the Alleghenies" (PDF). 2011-02-21.