RoadsideThoughs depends on cookies for its operation. Please refer to our Privacy page for details. By closing this banner or continuing to browse RoadsideThoughts, you agree to the use of cookies.

  RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
  Sitemap
     
>> >> >> >>
 
   
 

Somerville, Alabama

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Wish
List
Other AL
Communities

 The location of Somerville 

Click for Interactive Map

Click for Interactive Map
(Location provided by the GNIS)
 
Click here for an interactive map for Somerville
and the surrounding area.
 
 
 
 
Learn About
The Commemorative
Quarter for
Alabama
 
The Commemorative Quarter for Alabama

Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Somerville to ...

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

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

  • Decatur [Map], which is the Seat of Morgan County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Somerville to Decatur, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 149 miles [239.8 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 620 miles [997.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,506 miles [10,470.4 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 7,218 miles [11,616.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,094 miles [8,198 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Somerville ...

We have found 17 communities that share the name Somerville.

While the name Somerville is unique within Alabama, we know of another 17 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Jump ahead to ...

 IndianaMississippiNew YorkTexas
 KansasMissouriOhioVirginia
 MaineNew BrunswickPennsylvania 
 MassachusettsNew JerseyTennessee 

Indiana

Gibson County

Our profile page for Somerville, Gibson County   [Map]
Distance: About 264 miles [424.9 km] to the North

Kansas

Leavenworth County

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

Maine

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Somerville, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,142 miles [1,837.9 km] to the Northeast

Massachusetts

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Somerville, Middlesex County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,007 miles [1,620.6 km] to the Northeast

- Return to top

Mississippi

Leflore County

Our profile page for Somerville, Leflore County   [Map]
Distance: About 203 miles [326.7 km] to the West Southwest

- Return to top

Missouri

Clinton County

Our profile page for Somerville, Clinton County
Although located in Clinton County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

- Return to top

New Brunswick

Our profile page for Somerville   [Map]
Distance: About 1,295 miles [2,084.1 km] to the Northeast

- Return to top

New Jersey

Somerset County

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

- Return to top

New York

Queens County

Our profile page for Somerville, Queens County   [Map]
Distance: About 826 miles [1,329.3 km] to the Northeast

Saint Lawrence County

Our profile page for Somerville, Saint Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 903 miles [1,453.2 km] to the Northeast

- Return to top

Ohio

Butler County

Our profile page for Somerville, Butler County   [Map]
Distance: About 371 miles [597.1 km] to the North Northeast

- Return to top

Pennsylvania

Armstrong County

Our profile page for Somerville, Armstrong County   [Map]
Distance: About 593 miles [954.3 km] to the Northeast

Philadelphia County

Our profile page for Somerville, Philadelphia County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 745 miles [1,199 km] to the Northeast

Tioga County

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

- Return to top

Tennessee

Fayette County

Our profile page for Somerville, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 155 miles [249.4 km] to the West Northwest

- Return to top

Texas

Burleson County

Our profile page for Somerville, Burleson County   [Map]
Distance: About 634 miles [1,020.3 km] to the West Southwest

- Return to top

Virginia

Fauquier County

Our profile page for Somerville, Fauquier County   [Map]
Distance: About 581 miles [935 km] to the East Northeast

- Return to top

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Alabama

About Morgan County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Somerville. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Morgan County: www.co.morgan.al.us/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Somerville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Somerville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Somerville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4693, Longitude: -86.7957     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Somerville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation

<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 Somerville to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

- Return to Citation

<4>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 313.727 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.478 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.087 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation

<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 Somerville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

- Return to Citation


For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Somerville.



 
 
 

Community
Profile
Nearby
 
Census
 
Genealogy
Helper
Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
Interactive
Map
Wish
List
Summarized
 
Misc
 
Other   AL
Communities
 
 
 

Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 
 

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

Copyright 2016
All Rights Reserved
This page was last modified: 26 Nov 2016
By John Hall