Welcome to the Summit Hill Website!

Summit Hill Borough welcomes you to our Website! Summit Hill is a beautiful community located in Northeastern Pennsylvania, Carbon County. The elevation of Summit Hill is at 1600 feet above sea level. Our beautiful hilltop community was founded 1791 by a hunter named Philip Ginder when he discovered Anthracite coal on Sharp Mountain, now called Summit Hill.  Summit Hill is also known for the birthplace of the Switchback gravity railroad. It was the first gravity railroad in the United States. 

Memorial Day Weekend in Summit Hill

Please come out and enjoy all of the wonderful events in Summit Hill on Memorial Weekend!

Saturday, May 27, 2017 – Parrotbeach, the Ultimate Jimmy Buffet Tribute Band, at the Diligence Fire Company. Doors Open at 6:00 p.m. with DJ Code Blue Productions playing from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Parrotbeach will start at 8:00 p.m. Full Cash Bar and Food will be available. This will be 21 and over event. Tickets are $15.00.

Sunday, May 28, 2017 – Stay-At-Home 5K Run/Walk – Registration begins at 7:45 a.m. in Ludlow Park. The race begins at 9:00 a.m. Pre-Registration (before May 26th) is $25.00 – Day of Race is $30.00. There will be a basket raffle as well – tickets will be sold at the race.

Monday, May 29, 2017 – Summit Hill Memorial Day Parade. Services start in Ludlow Park, across from the Fire Department, at 10:00 a.m. with the parade starting around 11:00 a.m.

The Diligence Fire Company will be dedicating 3 flag poles and a special monument on Memorial Day! We are going to partner up with the Summit Hill American Legion Post 316 to do the dedication ceremony. The ceremony will take place after the Ludlow Park Memorial Day Ceremony.   The flag poles and monument will be dedicated in memory of the fallen firefighters and members who answered their final call of our fire company. We will be raising the United States flag, the Pennsylvania flag, and the firefighters flag for the first time. We are going to unveil the monument as well. Everyone is welcomed to join us for the dedication ceremony!!



The Recreation Commission will be selling breakfast sandwiches before the parade. They will be located in front of the Fire Department. Basket raffle tickets for the Recreation Commission will also be sold this day.

Have a safe and happy Memorial Day!

Summit Hill Neighborhood Crime Watch Meeting
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Join the Summit Hill Neighborhood Crime Watch
Neighborhood Crime Watch meeting on Wedneday, May 10 2017 at 7:00 pm at the Hill Top Community Center.
Crime Watch
What is a Neighborhood Watch?
Neighborhood Watch is a crime prevention program which enlists the active participation of residents in cooperation with local police to prevent and reduce crime in Summit Hill.
Neighborhood Watch is about crime prevention education and the implementation of important home and personal security strategies.
Neighborhood Watch is residents not only knowing each other, but taking the time to care about each other and work together in a program of mutual assistance.

Borough Hall

40 West Amidon Street
Suite 3
Summit Hill, PA 18250

Phone: 570-645-2305
Fax: 570-645-9449

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Office Hours:

Monday - Friday 8:00 A.M to 4:00 P.M.

Borough Council meetings are held the 4th Monday of each month.   

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