History of Summit Township, Bates County, Missouri
From: History of Bates County, Missouri
By: W. O. Atkeson
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka - Cleveland 1918

Summit Township.

This township is well watered by Mound branch and Deepwater creek and their tributaries. The land is rolling, dark and fertile, one of the best corn townships in the county.

Reuben Herrell settled in Summit in 1842, On his arrival he had only two neighbors in the township, John McClain and Major Glass, who settled there in 1840, Nathan Horn settled in the western part in an early day, Arthur and Madison Canady and their father came in 1861, John Walker was an early settler. He was a member of the Missouri General Assembly, Abram P. Wilson, A. Brixner, G. W. Cassity, James L, Kirtley, C. T. Hokanson and A. Black may fairly be classed as pioneer settlers of Summit but the dates of their settlement have not been recorded by history. There is no village in this township,

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