Summit, a Township of the Second Class, is the second youngest and the second smallest township in Erie County, Pennsylvania. It was founded in 1854, out of the western part of Greene, the eastern part of McKean and a small section from the northern part of Waterford Township. Many believe the name was derived from early settlers who journeyed from the lakeshore of Erie upwards until reaching the dividing ridge running east to west (which separates the Lake Erie Watershed from the Ohio River Basin), to the top or the “Summit”.

No longer entirely a farm community, Summit is an attractive mix of agricultural, residential, commercial, industrial and entertainment facilities. We welcome you to visit us soon!


4th Quarter 2014

CITTA PASTA . . . is now open at 6660 Peach Street, in the Target/Erie Marketplace plaza. This new locally owned “fast” Italian restaurant operates under the same principle as that of a Chipotle restaurant; place your order at the counter, choosing your serving size and choice of fresh pasta, sauce, meat and added extras.

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Upcoming Events

Board of Supervisors Meeting @ Summit Township Building
Feb 2 @ 6:00 pm

The Board of Supervisors meets the first and third Monday of each month at 6:00 PM. Public work sessions are scheduled for the second Monday at 1:30 PM and the fourth Monday at 2:30 PM.
If Monday is a legal holiday, the meeting shall be held the next day, Tuesday.

Water Authority @ Summit Township Building
Feb 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Water Authority meets the first Tuesday of every month at 7:30PM.

Planning Commission Meeting @ Summit Township Building
Feb 9 @ 7:00 pm

The Planning Commission meets the second Monday of the month at 7:00 PM.