Summit, New York

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Summit is a town in Schoharie County, New York, United States. The population was 1,123 at the time of the 2000 census. The name is derived from a peak (Mt. Wharton) that was thought to be the highest elevation in the county.

The Town of Summit is on the western border of the county and is northeast of Oneonta.

The Lake View House – A 100 plus year old, allegedly haunted, Hotel, Restaurant and Pub located on Sawyer Hollow Road in Summit. The Lake View House, which closed in 2007 was the first venue in Schoharie County that featured "punk rock" and other out of the mainstream bands, such as 20 Bulls Each, skeletonbreath, Scary Crick, The Rubes, The Vader Mountain Boys, The Zydepunks, Mischief Brew, Trabant, Spidey and the Webs and more. It is home to sports legend Kelsea Suchocki who is a national champion in wrestling.

Summit is also the home of Finnegan's Wake Music (



The first settlement began around 1794, after the end of the American Revolution.

Summit was created in 1819 from parts of the Towns of Jefferson and Cobleskill.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 37.5 square miles (97.0 km²), of which, 37.1 square miles (96.2 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.9 km²) of it (0.91%) is water.

Mount Wharton in Summit is the highest location (about 2400 feet) in Schoharie County. The mountain is named after the land owner of the property. Charlotte Creek, a tributary of the Susquehanna River flows southwestward from the town.

The west town line is the border of Otsego County.

New York State Route 10 is a north-south highway.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,123 people, 459 households, and 313 families residing in the town. The population density was 30.2 people per square mile (11.7/km²). There were 879 housing units at an average density of 23.7/sq mi (9.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.15% White, 1.25% African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 0.36% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.07% of the population.

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