Summitville, New York facts for kids

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Summitville
hamlet
Country United States
State New York
County Sullivan
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 12781

Summitville is a hamlet in the town of Mamakating, New York in Sullivan County, New York, United States. The hamlet is located along U.S. Route 209. The postal ZIP code is 12781; the telephone exchange is predominantly 888 and overlaid 647 in Area code 845.

History

Summitville was once a busy transportation hub. The name Summitville comes from the fact that the Delaware and Hudson Canal summit lies within the town of Summitville. Water runs downhill in both directions towards the Hudson River and the Delaware River.

Later the New York, Ontario and Western Railway (O&W) had a major station in Summitville. The O&W had a junction off their main line that led to branch lines heading to Kingston, New York to the northeast and Port Jervis, New York to the southwest.

Geography

Summitville is located at 40°20′14″N, 85°38′35″W (40.337361, -85.642985).


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