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The location of Somerset

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Somerset.

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Around Somerset ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Dothan. It is located about 32 miles [51 km] to the northeast of Somerset. Dothan has a population of 68,500 people.<1>

The next largest community is Enterprise. It is located about 21 miles [33 km] to the north of Somerset and has a population of 28,000 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Somerset and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Andalusia   [Map]   8,968   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Daleville   [Map]   5,101   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Elba   [Map]   3,893   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Geneva   [Map]   4,424   NE   Less than 2 miles
Hartford   [Map]   2,638   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Headland   [Map]   4,741   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Opp   [Map]   6,586   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Ozark   [Map]   14,610   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Bonifay (FL)   [Map]   2,750   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Chipley (FL)   [Map]   3,580   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Crestview (FL)   [Map]   23,567   SW   43 miles [69.2 km]
De Funiak Springs (FL)   [Map]   6,284   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Marianna (FL)   [Map]   9,052   SE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Niceville (FL)   [Map]   14,974   SW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Valparaiso (FL)   [Map]   5,072   SW   50 miles [80.5 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Battens Crossroads   [Map]   ---   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Bellwood   [Map]   ---   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Black   [Map]   207   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Central City   [Map]   ---   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Chancellor   [Map]   ---   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Clayhatchee   [Map]   573   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Coffee Springs   [Map]   227   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Samson   [Map]   1,912   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Scranton   [Map]   ---   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Slocomb   [Map]   1,956   E   18 miles [29 km]
Caryville (FL)   [Map]   281   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Esto (FL)   [Map]   357   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Noma (FL)   [Map]   207   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Ponce de Leon (FL)   [Map]   555   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Westville (FL)   [Map]   278   S   17 miles [27.4 km]

For more communities neighboring Somerset, please visit our County-by-County Page for Somerset.

Geneva County ...

Somerset is located in Geneva County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Geneva County: Coffee, Covington, Dale, Houston, Holmes (FL) & Walton (FL).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Somerset ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Baker Settlement (FL)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South of Somerset   [Map]
Chancellor   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Coffee Springs   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Geneva   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Highfalls   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Highnote   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Hobbs Crossroads (FL)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Kellys Crossroads   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Oak Grove   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Royals Crossroads (FL)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Sellersville   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Spears   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Somerset.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Somerset. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Somerset. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Alabama

    Alabama Tourism
    Parks for Alabama

    Fishing in Alabama
    Hunting in Alabama


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Alabama

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Alabama

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Alabama

Airports Near Somerset ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Somerset.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Geneva Muni.   [Map]   33J   NNE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Enterprise Muni.   [Map]   EDN   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Tri-Co. Airport   [Map]   1J0   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Florala Muni.(ICAO: K0J4)   [Map]   0J4   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Defuniak Springs Airport   [Map]   54J   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Carl Folsom Airport   [Map]   14J   NNW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Blackwell Fld.   [Map]   71J   NNE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Dothan Rgnl. (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]   DHN   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Somerset.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Somerset. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   SW   52 miles [83.7 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   WSW   85 miles [136.8 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Dothan Rgnl. (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]   DHN   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Panama City - Bay County Intl. (PFN/KPFN)   [Map]   PFN   SSE   57 miles [91.7 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   NNW   93 miles [149.7 km]
Tallahassee Rgnl. (TLH/KTLH)   [Map]   TLH   ESE   101 miles [162.5 km]
Southwest Georgia Rgnl.(ABY/KABY)   [Map]   ABY   ENE   106 miles [170.6 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Geneva Muni.   [Map]   33J   NNE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Enterprise Muni.   [Map]   EDN   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Tri-Co. Airport   [Map]   1J0   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Florala Muni.(ICAO: K0J4)   [Map]   0J4   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Defuniak Springs Airport   [Map]   54J   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Carl Folsom Airport   [Map]   14J   NNW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Blackwell Fld.   [Map]   71J   NNE   32 miles [51.5 km]
South Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: K79J)   [Map]   79J   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Southwest Georgia Rgnl.   (ABY/KABY)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Columbus Metro Airport   (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]
        Website for Columbus Metropolitan Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Florala Muni.   (ICAO: K0J4)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
South Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: K79J)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Birmingham Intl.   (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]
        Website for Birmingham - Shuttlesworth International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Bob Sikes Airport   (ICAO: KCEW)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Marianna Muni.   (ICAO: KMAI)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Jacksonville Intl.   (JAX/KJAX)   [Map]
        Website for Jacksonville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Savannah / Hilton Head Intl.   (SAV/KSAV)   [Map]
        Website for Savannah / Hilton Head International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dothan Rgnl.   (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]
        Website for Dothan Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Panama City - Bay County Intl.   (PFN/KPFN)   [Map]
        Website for Panama City - Bay County International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
        Website for Montgomery Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tallahassee Rgnl.   (TLH/KTLH)   [Map]
        Website for Tallahassee Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Geneva County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Somerset.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from 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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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Somerset), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Somerset.