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Summerdale, Alabama
Official seal of Summerdale, Alabama
The Sunshine of Baldwin County
Location of Summerdale in Baldwin County, Alabama.
Location of Summerdale in Baldwin County, Alabama.
Country United States
State Alabama
County Baldwin
Incorporated 1906
 • Total 10.17 sq mi (26.34 km2)
 • Land 10.13 sq mi (26.25 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.09 km2)
115 ft (35 m)
 • Total 1,468
 • Density 144.86/sq mi (55.93/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 251
FIPS code 01-73872
GNIS feature ID 0155262

Summerdale is a rural town in south-central Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. It is the site of the Naval Outlying Landing Field Summerdale. At the 2020 census, the population was 1,468. It is part of the DaphneFairhopeFoley Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Summerdale is located at 30°29'15.468" North, 87°42'4.036" West (30.487630, -87.701121). Alabama State Route 59 passes along the west side of the town, leading north 5 miles (8 km) to Robertsdale and south 6 miles (10 km) to Foley.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 9.7 square miles (25.2 km2), of which 9.7 square miles (25.1 km2) is land and 0.039 square miles (0.1 km2), or 0.38%, is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 267
1940 239 −10.5%
1950 489 104.6%
1960 533 9.0%
1970 550 3.2%
1980 546 −0.7%
1990 559 2.4%
2000 655 17.2%
2010 862 31.6%
2020 1,468 70.3%
U.S. Decennial Census
2013 Estimate

2020 census

Summerdale racial composition
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 1,242 84.6%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 55 3.75%
Native American 4 0.27%
Asian 15 1.02%
Pacific Islander 1 0.07%
Other/Mixed 86 5.86%
Hispanic or Latino 65 4.43%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 1,468 people, 405 households, and 267 families residing in the town.

Naval Outlying Field Summerdale

The Navy Outlying Field (NOLF) Summerdale airport is on the east side of Summerdale (at latitude, longitude: 30.507695, –87.645541). The Airport Code is NFD, in region: ASO - Southern, with boundary ARTCC: ZJX - Jacksonville, and Tie-in FSS: ANB - Anniston. The airport runway length/width is 2850 x 150 ft (868.7 x 45.7 m), with runway elevation: 149 feet (45 m). The airport is owned/operated by the US Navy, through Commanding Officer, Operations Department, 7077 USS Lexington Court, Milton, FL 32570-6016.


Summerdale has two well-known tourist stops. Alligator Alley is an alligator farm, which allows visitors to feed and hold gators. They also welcome photographers. There is also the Spear Hunting Museum, which is said to be the only such museum in the world. It was founded by the self-described "World's Greatest Living Spear Hunter," Gene Morris. Although Morris died in 2011, the museum remains open. Summerdale also hosts an annual 4th of July celebration in Pioneer Park at 9:00PM every year. It is one of the best fireworks shows of the year, according to most locals.


Summerdale is a part of the Baldwin County Public Schools system.

Summerdale has one school, Summerdale School, which serves grades kindergarten through 8. Students continue on to Foley High School in nearby Foley for grades 9 through 12. Alabama Gulf Coast Christian Academy is a private school located on the corner of County Roads 28 and 71. It serves grades Pre-K through 12.

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