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Somers, Louisiana

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The location of Somers

Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Somers ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Baton Rouge. It is located about 47 miles [75 km] to the southeast of where Somers would have been located. Baton Rouge has a population of 222,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Lafayette. It is located about 41 miles [65 km] to the south of Somers and has a population of 126,000 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 Somers and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2018
Baker   [Map]   13,310   E   41 miles [66 km]
Breaux Bridge   [Map]   8,227   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Broussard   [Map]   12,372   S   46 miles [74 km]
Carencro   [Map]   9,181   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Central   [Map]   28,864   E   48 miles [77.2 km]
Eunice   [Map]   9,989   SW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Oakdale   [Map]   7,596   W   50 miles [80.5 km]
Opelousas   [Map]   16,126   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Plaquemine   [Map]   6,621   SE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Rayne   [Map]   8,071   SW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Saint Martinville   [Map]   5,903   S   46 miles [74 km]
Scott   [Map]   8,698   SW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Ville Platte   [Map]   7,071   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Youngsville   [Map]   14,077   S   50 miles [80.5 km]
Zachary   [Map]   17,678   E   39 miles [62.8 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2018
Batchelor   [Map]   ---   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Bayou Jack   [Map]   ---   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Dupont   [Map]   ---   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Half Moon   [Map]   ---   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Hickory   [Map]   ---   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Immaculata   [Map]   ---   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Innis   [Map]   ---   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Lebeau   [Map]   ---   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Lettsworth   [Map]   ---   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Melville   [Map]   1,047   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Morganza   [Map]   575   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Palmetto   [Map]   162   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Plaucheville   [Map]   240   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Simmesport   [Map]   2,088   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Swayze Lake   [Map]   ---   S   11 miles [17.7 km]

For more communities neighboring Somers, please visit our Parish-by-Parish Page for Somers.

Saint Landry Parish ...

Somers would have been located within present day Saint Landry Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Saint Landry Parish: Acadia, Avoyelles, Evangeline, Lafayette, Pointe Coupee & Saint Martin.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Somers ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Somers.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Somers. 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 Somers. 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, attractions and places to visit:

For the State of Louisiana

    Louisiana Tourism
    Parks for Louisiana

    Fishing in Louisiana
    Hunting in Louisiana

National Park Service (NPS) sites in Louisiana

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Louisiana

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

Airports Near Somers ...

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 better fit our travel plans.<3> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Somers.

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

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

Large Airports

New Orleans Intl.  (MSY/KMSY) <4>   [Map]
107 miles [172.2 km] miles to the east southeast of Somers.

George Bush Intercontinental  (IAH/KIAH)   [Map]
217 miles [349.2 km] miles to the west southwest of Somers.

William P. Hobby Airport  (HOU/KHOU)   [Map]
221 miles [355.7 km] miles to the west southwest of Somers.

Little Rock National Airport  (LIT/KLIT)   [Map]
272 miles [437.7 km] miles to the north of Somers.

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Lafayette Rgnl.  (LFT/KLFT)   [Map]
42 miles [67.6 km] miles to the south southwest of Somers.

Baton Rouge Metro Airport  (BTR/KBTR)   [Map]
43 miles [69.2 km] miles to the east southeast of Somers.

Acadiana Rgnl.  (ICAO: KARA)   [Map]
52 miles [83.7 km] miles to the south of Somers.

Alexandria Intl.  (ICAO: KAEX)   [Map]
56 miles [90.1 km] miles to the northwest of Somers.

Abbeville Chris Crusta Meml. (ICAO: K0R3)   [Map]
59 miles [95 km] miles to the south southwest of Somers.

Chennault Intl.  (ICAO: KCWF)   [Map]
89 miles [143.2 km] miles to the west southwest of Somers.

General Aviation Airports

Pete Antie Muni. (FAA ID: 7L9)   [Map]
8 miles [12.9 km] miles to the south southeast of Somers.

False River Rgnl.  (FAA ID: HZR)   [Map]
20 miles [32.2 km] miles to the east southeast of Somers.

St. Landry Parish Airport (FAA ID: OPL)   [Map]
24 miles [38.6 km] miles to the southwest of Somers.

Marksville Muni. (FAA ID: MKV)   [Map]
25 miles [40.2 km] miles to the northwest of Somers.

Bunkie Muni. (FAA ID: 2R6)   [Map]
27 miles [43.5 km] miles to the west northwest of Somers.

Mamou Muni.   [Map]
36 miles [57.9 km] miles to the west of Somers.

Additional Airport Information

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

New Orleans Intl.   (MSY/KMSY)    [Map]

Website for Louis Armstrong - New Orleans International Airport

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

George Bush Intercontinental   (IAH/KIAH)    [Map]

Website for George Bush Intercontinental Airport

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

Lake Charles Rgnl.   (LCH/KLCH)    [Map]

Website for Lake Charles Regional Airport

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

Houma - Terrebonne Airport   (ICAO: KHUM)    [Map]

Website for Houma - Terrebonne Airport

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

William P. Hobby Airport   (HOU/KHOU)    [Map]

Website for William P. Hobby Airport

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

Esler Rgnl.   (ESF/KESF)    [Map]

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

Little Rock National Airport   (LIT/KLIT)    [Map]

Website for Little Rock National Airport / Adams Field

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

Lafayette Rgnl.   (LFT/KLFT)    [Map]

Website for Lafayette Regional Airport

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

Baton Rouge Metro Airport   (BTR/KBTR)    [Map]

Website for Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

Acadiana Rgnl.   (ICAO: KARA)    [Map]

Website for Acadiana Regional Airport

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

Alexandria Intl.   (ICAO: KAEX)    [Map]

Website for Alexandria International Airport

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

Abbeville Chris Crusta Meml.   (ICAO: K0R3)    [Map]

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

Chennault Intl.   (ICAO: KCWF)    [Map]

Website for Chennault International Airport

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

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Footnotes ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Somers. The point we use 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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<3>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Somers), 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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<4>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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