Summit, Waukesha County, Wisconsin

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Summit is a town in Waukesha County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 4,999 at the 2000 census.



Summit was initially a part of Milwaukee County.[4] The town was first settled in the spring of 1837 by Andrew Baxter.[4][5] In 1838, Curtis Reed, who was the first town chairman,[6] became the first postmaster.[7] By 1840, there were 335 settlers in Summit's 36 square miles (93 km2).[8] The first town meeting, which took place on April 5, 1842,[6] selected Ralph Frisbie as the first town clerk.[6]

The first church building in the Town of Summit was constructed in 1842 at Nashotah Mission.[9] When the mission was moved to Delafield,[when?] St. Mary's Church on highways 67 and 18 became the oldest operating church in the town, dating back to 1871.[9] The 1875 census reported 619 males, 540 females, 2 insane, 0 deaf and dumb, 0 blind and 0 colored.[10] The last Native Americans in the area were seen in 1883.[11] The first Town Hall was built in 1906 and torn down in 1954, after which another was built.[12][13]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 28.5 square miles (73.8 km²), of which, 25.8 square miles (66.7 km²) of it is land and 2.8 square miles (7.1 km²) of it (9.68%) is water.


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