Summerfield, Louisiana

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Summerfield
Unincorporated community
Claiborne Fire District, Summerfield, LA IMG 2653.JPG
Claiborne Fire District station in Summerfield
CountryUnited States
StateLouisiana
ParishClaiborne
Coordinates32°54′45″N 92°49′45″W / 32.91250°N 92.82917°W / 32.91250; -92.82917
TimezoneCST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
Area code318
Location of Summerfield in Louisiana
Location of Louisiana in the United States
 
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Coordinates: 32°54′45″N 92°49′45″W / 32.91250°N 92.82917°W / 32.91250; -92.82917
Summerfield
Unincorporated community
Claiborne Fire District, Summerfield, LA IMG 2653.JPG
Claiborne Fire District station in Summerfield
CountryUnited States
StateLouisiana
ParishClaiborne
Coordinates32°54′45″N 92°49′45″W / 32.91250°N 92.82917°W / 32.91250; -92.82917
TimezoneCST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
Area code318
Location of Summerfield in Louisiana
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Summerfield Methodist Church

Summerfield is an unincorporated community in northeast Claiborne Parish, Louisiana, United States. It is located sixteen miles east of the parish seat of Homer.

Summerfield was founded in 1868 by W. R. Kennedy. It soon had four general merchandise and plantation supply stores, drug stores, a sawmill, and a gristmill. After its founding, with a population of 120, there were four churches, including Methodist Episcopal Church, South, Methodist Protestant, Missionary Baptist, and Primitive Baptist. The community was known for its school, good drinking water, and land, often available for as little as $5 per acre.[1]

The community has both Baptist and Methodist churches located off Highway 9. Kenneth Nutt is the pastor of the Southern Baptist Church, first organized in 1881. The Methodist Church, formerly known as Methodist Protestant, dates to 1876

Government and infrastructure[edit]

U.S. Post Office in Summerfield

The United States Postal Service operates the small Summerfield Post Office.[2]

Highways such as LA Hwy 9 and LA Alternate 2 run through Summerfield as well as other rural parish roads.

Education[edit]

Summerfield High School

The Claiborne Parish School Board operates Summerfield High School, a PreK-12 high school, in Summerfield.[3]

Media and communications[edit]

Summerfield lies close in proximity to the Monroe/El Dorado, Arkansas DMA market. Although in the Shreveport market, Monroe channels such as KTVE and KNOE can be received through an over the air antenna. Satellite subscribers receive their media from KTBS and KSLA, the ABC and CBS outlets in Shreveport.

Summerfield is a very rural community with limited cell phone service and no high speed internet providers.

Notable persons[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Summerfield Founded 1868 by Kennedy: One of Oldest Towns in Northern Part of Parish", Minden Signal-Tribune in Minden, and Springhill Journal in Springhill, undated 1933 Historical Edition
  2. ^ "Post Office Location - SUMMERFIELD." United States Postal Service. Retrieved on October 2, 2010.
  3. ^ "Welcome to Summerfield High School." Claiborne Parish Schools. Retrieved on October 2, 2010.
  4. ^ Kerry B. Garland, "Fifty Years for Colonel Kitchens", Minden Press-Herald, September 10, 1976, p. 1