Summer Hill, Illinois

Summer Hill is an unincorporated community in Pike County, Illinois, United States. U.S. Route 54 runs through the town connecting it with Pittsfield approximately six miles to the northeast.[2]

Summer Hill
Summer Hill is located in Illinois
Summer Hill
Summer Hill
Location of Summer Hill within Illinois
Coordinates: 39°32′47″N 90°55′09″W / 39.54639°N 90.91917°W / 39.54639; -90.91917Coordinates: 39°32′47″N 90°55′09″W / 39.54639°N 90.91917°W / 39.54639; -90.91917
CountryUnited States
Elevation758 ft (231 m)
 • Total250
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code217
GNIS feature ID0419343[1]


Lyman Scott founded Summer Hill in 1845, one year after building a summer home at the site. Scott, a prominent local merchant, established and funded the community's first school shortly thereafter. Scott's house, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is the oldest surviving home in the community.[3]


  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Summer Hill, Illinois
  2. ^ Illinois Atlas & Gazetteer, DeLorme, 6th ed., 2010, p. 58 ISBN 0-89933-321-4
  3. ^ Grote, Frederick (September 20, 1982). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form: Scott, Lyman, House" (PDF). National Park Service. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 6, 2014. Retrieved October 5, 2014.