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Summit, Kentucky
Summit, Kentucky

Summit is a Hardin county community about 20 miles southwest of Elizabethtown. At an elevation of 849 feet, it was said to be the high point on the rail line. The Elizabethtown and Paducah Railroad arrived circa 1874 and the line passed through various owners, spending most of the twentieth century as part of the Illinois Central. At one time there was a railroad station and some commercial activity.

The Summit post office opened in 1874 and closed in 1993.


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