Summum, Illinois facts for kids
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|Elevation||623 ft (190 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||419359|
Summum gives its name to the Summum cyclothem and the associated "Summum coal" formation, which extends over much of western Illinois but is typically only a few inches thick.
One place the Summum coal reached a minable thickness was just north of Summum itself, where a strip mine was operated in the mid-20th century, from 1948 to 1955 by Key Coal Company and for some time thereafter by Peabody Coal Company. The strip mine was later converted into a small lake.
Notable people from Summum include country musician and comedian Smiley Burnette, who was born there in 1911.
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