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Vale Summit, Maryland


Vale Summit, Maryland

Vale Summit, Maryland
Census-designated place
Vale Summit, Maryland is located in Maryland
Vale Summit, Maryland
Location within the state of Maryland
Country United States
State Maryland
County Allegany
 • Total 1.0 sq mi (2.5 km2)
 • Land 1.0 sq mi (2.5 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 2,030 ft (620 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 139
 • Density 142/sq mi (55.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 24-80075
GNIS feature ID 2583699

Vale Summit is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Allegany County, Maryland, United States.[1] As of the 2010 census it had a population of 139.[2]

Local lore indicates that the community was so named in the mid 19th century, founded by the local population of coal miners. Previously, however, it was locally known as "Pompey Smash", the origin of which is commonly believed to have come from a slave named Pompey crashing his wagonload of coal.[3] A main road through the village still bears the name "Pompey Smash Road".


  1. ^ "Geographic Names Information System". Vale Summit (Populated Place). U.S. Geological Survey. 2009-01-29. 
  2. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Vale Summit CDP, Maryland". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved May 29, 2013. 
  3. ^ "1985 article from Journal of the Alleghenies". 2011-02-21. 

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