Cummins is a crossroads town in central Eyre Peninsula and is on the main highway that joins Port Lincoln and the Eyre Highway. Cummins also serves a rich grain producing region.
Cummins was named after William Patrick Cummins, a member of the South Australian House of Assembly from 1896 to 1907. Cummins was surveyed in 1902 a few years after the first settlers in the area arrived. The railway to Port Lincoln arrived in 1907.
The major industries are sheep and grain growing. There is a narrow gauge railway line to the deep-water port at Port Lincoln for exporting grain.
Cummins is the headquarters of the District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula. It is in the state electoral district of Flinders and the federal Division of Grey.
Although Cummins is a pleasant small town a diversion to visit is not necessary.