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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Somers, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Somers and the surrounding area.

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Somers:
    • 41.985374, -72.446195
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Somers
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Somers ...

We have found eight communities that share the name Somers.

Within Connecticut, the name Somers is unique.

Beyond Connecticut, we know of another eight communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Iowa
      • Calhoun County
      • This Somers is located in Calhoun County and lies 1,122 miles [1,805.7 km]<1> to the west of the Somers that is located in Tolland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Somers
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Calhoun County community of Somers.
    • Louisiana
      • Saint Landry Parish
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Louisiana community of Somers [Saint Landry Parish].
    • Massachusetts
      • Hampden County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Massachusetts community of Somers [Hampden County].
    • Montana
      • Flathead County
      • This Somers is located in Flathead County and lies 2,055 miles [3,307.2 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Somers that is located in Tolland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Somers
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Flathead County community of Somers.
    • New York
      • Westchester County
      • This Somers is located in Westchester County and lies 78 miles [125.5 km]<1> to the southwest of the Somers that is located in Tolland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Somers
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Westchester County community of Somers.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Westmoreland County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Somers [Westmoreland County].
    • Virginia
      • Lancaster County
      • This Somers is located in Lancaster County and lies 362 miles [582.6 km]<1> to the southwest of the Somers that is located in Tolland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Somers
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lancaster County community of Somers.
    • Wisconsin
      • Kenosha County
      • This Somers is located in Kenosha County and lies 789 miles [1,269.8 km]<1> to the west of the Somers that is located in Tolland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Somers
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kenosha County community of Somers.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Somers ...

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

  • Baptist Village [Hampden County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baptist Village
    • Baptist Village [Hampden County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Somers
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baptist Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baptist Village
  • Crescent Grove [Hartford County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crescent Grove
    • Crescent Grove [Hartford County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Somers
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crescent Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Crystal Lake [Tolland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crystal Lake
    • Crystal Lake [Tolland County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Somers
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crystal Lake
  • Forest Park [Hampden County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Park
    • Forest Park [Hampden County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Somers
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Park
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Hazardville [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazardville
      • Hazardville [Hartford County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Somers
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazardville
    • Kings Corner [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kings Corner
      • Kings Corner [Hartford County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Somers
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kings Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kings Corner
    • Longmeadow [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longmeadow
      • Longmeadow [Hampden County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Somers
      • Estimated population in 2019: 15,705 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longmeadow
    • Quarryville [Tolland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quarryville
      • Quarryville [Tolland County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Somers
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quarryville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quarryville
    • Rockville [Tolland County]
    • Shaker Pines [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shaker Pines
      • Shaker Pines [Hartford County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Somers
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shaker Pines have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shaker Pines
    • Warehouse Point [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warehouse Point
      • Warehouse Point [Hartford County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Somers
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warehouse Point
    • Warehouse Point Station [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warehouse Point Station
      • Warehouse Point Station [Hartford County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Somers
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warehouse Point Station have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warehouse Point Station

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Somers. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

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    • Astrid Allwyn     (Actress)
    • Robert Ames     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Hartford (Connecticut) on Saturday March 23, 1889 and died in New York (New York) on Friday November 27, 1931 at the age of 42. He is buried at Cedar Hill Cemetery (Hartford County, Connecticut).
      • Hartford is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest of Somers.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Ames<6>
    • George Thorndike Angell     (Social reformer)
      • Social reformer. He was born in Southbridge (Massachusetts) on Thursday June 5, 1823 and died in Boston (Massachusetts) on Tueday March 16, 1909 at the age of 85. He is buried at Mt. Auburn Cemetery (Middlesex County, Massachusetts).
      • Southbridge is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the east of Somers.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Thorndike Angell<6>
    • Delia Salter Bacon     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in Tallmadge (Ohio) on Saturday February 2, 1811 and died in Hartford (Connecticut) on Friday September 2, 1859 at the age of 48. She is buried at Grove Street Cemetery (New Haven County, Connecticut).
      • Hartford is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest of Somers.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Delia Salter Bacon<6>
    • Christopher 'Battling' Battalino     (Professional boxer)
      • Professional boxer. He was born in Hartford (Connecticut) on Tueday February 18, 1908 and died in Hartford (Connecticut) on Monday July 25, 1977 at the age of 69. He is buried at Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery (Hartford County, Connecticut).
      • Hartford is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest of Somers.
      • Hartford is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest of Somers.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Christopher 'Battling' Battalino<6>
    • Marion Eugenie Bauer     (Composer, author)
      • Composer, author. She was born in Walla Walla (Washington) on Tueday August 15, 1882 and died in South Hadley (Massachusetts) on Tueday August 9, 1955 at the age of 73. She is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • South Hadley is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the north of Somers.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marion Eugenie Bauer<6>
    • Edward James 'Ed' Begley, Sr.     (Actor)
    • William Aloysius Bergen     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in North Brookfield (Massachusetts) on Thursday June 13, 1878 and died in Worcester (Massachusetts) on Sunday December 19, 1943 at the age of 65. He is buried at St. John's Cemetery (Worcester County, Massachusetts).
      • North Brookfield is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Somers.
      • Worcester is located 38 miles [61.2 km] to the northeast of Somers.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Aloysius Bergen<6>
    • Donald Joseph Bevan     (Playwright, screenwriter, artist)
      • Playwright, screenwriter, artist. He was born in Holyoke (Massachusetts) on Friday January 16, 1920 and died in Studio City (California) on Wednesday May 29, 2013 at the age of 93. He is buried at Riverside National Cemetery (Riverside County, California).
      • Holyoke is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest of Somers.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Donald Joseph Bevan<6>
    • Marilyn Borden     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Hartford (Connecticut) on Sunday May 29, 1932 and died in Modesto (California) on Wednesday March 25, 2009 at the age of 76.
      • Hartford is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest of Somers.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marilyn Borden<6>
    • Rosalyn 'Roz' Borden     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Hartford (Connecticut) on Sunday May 29, 1932 and died in Modesto (California) on Thursday January 23, 2003 at the age of 70.
      • Hartford is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest of Somers.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rosalyn 'Roz' Borden<6>
    • John Bray     (Animator)
      • Animator. He was born in Adrian (Michigan) on Monday August 25, 1879 and died in Hartford (Connecticut) on Tueday October 10, 1978 at the age of 99. He is buried at Bray Cemetery (Lincoln County, Missouri).
      • Hartford is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest of Somers.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Bray<6>
    • Hope Cameron     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Hartford (Connecticut) on Saturday February 21, 1920 and died in New York (New York) on Friday November 20, 1998 at the age of 78. She is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Hartford is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest of Somers.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hope Cameron<6>

How Far From Somers 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 Somers to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Somers and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Hartford, which is the State Capital of Connecticut, lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest (SW). If you could walk a straight line from Somers to Hartford, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 hours.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 321 miles [516.6 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 13 days and walking would take 19 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,577 miles [8,975.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,285 miles [10,114.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,161 miles [6,696.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<11>

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The official website for Somers: www.town.somers.ct.us/

The official website for State of Connecticut: https://portal.ct.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Somers. 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 Somers

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Somers. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.9854, Longitude: -72.4462       In this case, the coordinates for Somers have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Somers, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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 (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Somers could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. 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 - we're working to straighten it all out.
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<7>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.
<8>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 Somers to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 304.86 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 300.504 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 301.381 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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