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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Somerset.

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How Far From Somerset to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Somerset to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Somerset to:

  • Geneva [Map], which is the Seat of Geneva County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 94 miles [151.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Somerset to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 738 miles [1,187.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,631 miles [10,671.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,327 miles [11,791.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,208 miles [8,381.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Somerset ...

We have found 44 communities that share the name Somerset.

While the name Somerset is unique within Alabama, we know of another 44 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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California

El Dorado County

Our profile page for Somerset, El Dorado County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,027 miles [3,262.1 km] to the West Northwest

Siskiyou County

Our profile page for Somerset, Siskiyou County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,121 miles [3,413.4 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

Gunnison County

Our profile page for Somerset, Gunnison County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,332 miles [2,143.6 km] to the West Northwest

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Somerset, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 305 miles [490.8 km] to the Southeast

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Georgia

Bulloch County

Our profile page for Somerset, Bulloch County   [Map]
Distance: About 260 miles [418.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Illinois

DuPage County

Our profile page for Somerset, DuPage County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in DuPage County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

McHenry County

Our profile page for Somerset, McHenry County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in McHenry County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Saline County

Our profile page for Somerset, Saline County   [Map]
Distance: About 480 miles [772.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Wabash County

Our profile page for Somerset, Wabash County   [Map]
Distance: About 666 miles [1,071.8 km] to the North

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Iowa

Warren County

Our profile page for Somerset, Warren County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Warren County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kansas

Miami County

Our profile page for Somerset, Miami County   [Map]
Distance: About 725 miles [1,166.8 km] to the Northwest

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Kentucky

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Somerset, Pulaski County   [Map]
Distance: About 424 miles [682.4 km] to the North

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Louisiana

Tensas Parish

Our profile page for Somerset, Tensas Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 324 miles [521.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Somerset   [Map]
Distance: About 1,432 miles [2,304.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Maryland

Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Somerset, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 766 miles [1,232.8 km] to the Northeast

Calvert County

Our profile page for Somerset, Calvert County   [Map]
Distance: About 745 miles [1,199 km] to the Northeast

Carroll County

Our profile page for Somerset, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 769 miles [1,237.6 km] to the Northeast

Frederick County

Our profile page for Somerset, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 747 miles [1,202.2 km] to the Northeast

Howard County

Our profile page for Somerset, Howard County   [Map]
Distance: About 763 miles [1,227.9 km] to the Northeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Somerset, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 739 miles [1,189.3 km] to the Northeast

Worcester County

Our profile page for Somerset, Worcester County   [Map]
Distance: About 792 miles [1,274.6 km] to the Northeast

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Massachusetts

Bristol County

Our profile page for Somerset, Bristol County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,103 miles [1,775.1 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Hillsdale County

Our profile page for Somerset, Hillsdale County   [Map]
Distance: About 766 miles [1,232.8 km] to the North

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Missouri

Monroe County

Our profile page for Somerset, Monroe County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Monroe County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Ozark County

Our profile page for Somerset, Ozark County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Ozark County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Nebraska

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Somerset, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,073 miles [1,726.8 km] to the Northwest

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New Jersey

Mercer County

Our profile page for Somerset, Mercer County   [Map]
Distance: About 888 miles [1,429.1 km] to the Northeast

Passaic County

Our profile page for Somerset, Passaic County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Passaic County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Somerset County

Our profile page for Somerset, Somerset County   [Map]
Distance: About 913 miles [1,469.3 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Niagara County

Our profile page for Somerset, Niagara County   [Map]
Distance: About 941 miles [1,514.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Somerset   [Map]
Distance: About 2,052 miles [3,302.4 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Chowan County

Our profile page for Somerset, Chowan County   [Map]
Distance: About 644 miles [1,036.4 km] to the Northeast

Haywood County

Our profile page for Somerset, Haywood County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Haywood County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Person County

Our profile page for Somerset, Person County   [Map]
Distance: About 541 miles [870.7 km] to the Northeast

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Somerset
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Ohio

Perry County

Our profile page for Somerset, Perry County   [Map]
Distance: About 639 miles [1,028.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Somerset County

Our profile page for Somerset, Somerset County   [Map]
Distance: About 728 miles [1,171.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Texas

Atascosa County

Our profile page for Somerset, Atascosa County
This community is historic.
Although located in Atascosa County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Bexar County

Our profile page for Somerset, Bexar County   [Map]
Distance: About 771 miles [1,240.8 km] to the West

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Vermont

Windham County

Our profile page for Somerset, Windham County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,086 miles [1,747.7 km] to the Northeast

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Virginia

Chesterfield County

Our profile page for Somerset, Chesterfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 648 miles [1,042.9 km] to the Northeast

Orange County

Our profile page for Somerset, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 660 miles [1,062.2 km] to the Northeast

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Washington

King County

Our profile page for Somerset, King County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,220 miles [3,572.7 km] to the Northwest

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Wisconsin

Saint Croix County

Our profile page for Somerset, Saint Croix County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,040 miles [1,673.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Somerset. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Somerset) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Somerset. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.0213, Longitude: -85.8927     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Somerset have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Somerset to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 312.966 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.122 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.458 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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<8>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Somerset, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Somerset.



 
 
 

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