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Summer Shade
home of the Kentucky Headhunters
Summer Shade is located in Kentucky
Summer Shade
Summer Shade
Location in Kentucky
Summer Shade is located in the United States
Summer Shade
Summer Shade
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Metcalfe
 • Total 2.04 sq mi (5.28 km2)
 • Land 2.03 sq mi (5.27 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.01 km2)
896 ft (273 m)
 • Total 294
 • Density 144.54/sq mi (55.82/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CST)
ZIP codes
FIPS code 21-74586
GNIS feature ID 504782

Summer Shade is a small unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Metcalfe County, Kentucky, United States. Originally the area was known as Sartain Precinct and later as Glover's Creek; W.M. Riggs, the postmaster, changed the name to Summer Shade in 1872. The rural-dominated area is home to the Kingsford Charcoal factory. State highway 90, connecting Glasgow to the Dale Hollow Lake area, runs through Summer Shade. There was one school in Summer Shade that is formerly known as Summer Shade Elementary School. It went from grades K-6. Now students go to Metcalfe County Elementary. One of the foremost doctors in south-central Kentucky and the state during the twentieth century was Dr. C.C. Howard, who was born in Summer Shade. He worked to establish tuberculosis hospitals throughout Kentucky and to improve medical care in the rural areas of the state.


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Summer Shade has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2020 294
U.S. Decennial Census

Notable people

  • Charles "Pat" Dougherty (1879-1939) Baseball pitcher in the pre-Negro leagues
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