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1890 Communities Near Somers ...

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

If it applies, we indicate whether a community no longer exists and is now historic.<1>

While we didn't find Somers in the Atlas, the following communities of the 1890's would have been found near the current location of Somers.

Angola   (West Feliciana Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the Northeast (NE) from Somers
 - Angola had a post office and no railroad service
 
 - bayou current had a post office and no railroad service
 
Beggs   (Saint Landry Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Somers
 - Beggs had railroad service and no post office
 
Big Bend   (Avoyelles Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the North (N) from Somers
 - 1895 population of 101 people
 - Big Bend had a post office and no railroad service
 
Big Cane   (Saint Landry Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) from Somers
 - 1895 population of 150 people
 - Big Cane had a post office and no railroad service
 
Boretta   (Saint Landry Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the West (W) from Somers
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Boretta had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dubuisson   (Saint Landry Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West (W) from Somers
 - Dubuisson had railroad service and no post office
 
Elba   (Saint Landry Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Somers
 - Elba had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fordoche   (Pointe Coupee Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Somers
 - Fordoche had a post office and railroad service
 
Garland   (Saint Landry Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Somers
 - Garland had a post office and railroad service
 
Hamburg   (Avoyelles Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Somers
 - Hamburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Legonier   (Pointe Coupee Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Somers
 - 1895 population of 51 people
 - Legonier had a post office and no railroad service
 
Melville   (Saint Landry Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Somers
 - 1895 population of 361 people (with 1,047 people in 2018)
 - Melville had a post office and railroad service
 
Merrick   (Pointe Coupee Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Somers
 - 1895 population of 124 people
 - Merrick had a post office and no railroad service
 
Morrow   (Saint Landry Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West (W) from Somers
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Morrow had a post office and railroad service
 
Odenburg   (Avoyelles Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Somers
 - Odenburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Palmetto   (Saint Landry Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Somers
 - Palmetto had a post office and railroad service
 
Raccourci   (Pointe Coupee Parish) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Raccourci was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) from Somers
 - 1895 population of 175 people
 - Raccourci had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ravenswood   (Pointe Coupee Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Somers
 - Ravenswood had railroad service and no post office
 
Red Fish   (Avoyelles Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Somers
 - Red Fish had a post office and no railroad service
 
Red River Landing   (Pointe Coupee Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Somers
 - 1895 population of 148 people
 - Red River Landing had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rosa   (Saint Landry Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Somers
 - Rosa had railroad service and no post office
 
Rowes Landing   (West Feliciana Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Somers
 - 1895 population of 73 people
 - Rowes Landing had a post office and no railroad service
 
Simmesport   (Avoyelles Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Somers
 - 1895 population of 103 people (with 2,088 people in 2018)
 - Simmesport had a post office and no railroad service
 
Smithland   (Pointe Coupee Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Somers
 - 1895 population of 425 people
 - Smithland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Viva   (Pointe Coupee Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Somers
 - Viva had a post office and no railroad service

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Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting in Somers. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Somers) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Somers. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.8021, Longitude: -91.8082     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Somers have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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