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Somers, Louisiana

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Welcome to Somers ...

So far, we have found very little information about Somers. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Somers to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Somers, please Contact Us.

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

The location of Somers has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Somers is 30 feet [9 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: The area where Somers was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Communities near Somers ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Port Barre   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the Southwest (SW) of Somers

Simmesport   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) of Somers

Located in Avoyelles Parish

Cottonport   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Somers

Located in Avoyelles Parish

Krotz Springs   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the South (S) of Somers

Melville   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Somers

Washington   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Somers

Fordoche   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Somers

Located in Pointe Coupee Parish

Moreauville   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Somers

Located in Avoyelles Parish

Morganza   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) of Somers

Located in Pointe Coupee Parish

Plaucheville   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Somers

Located in Avoyelles Parish

To learn more about neighboring communities and parishes, please visit the Nearby Page for Somers.

Communities Also Named Somers ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 8 communities that are also named Somers - they are located in Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, Montana, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Somers.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Somers. If available, we provide a satellite 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.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Somers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Somers:

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Louisiana

About Saint Landry Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Louisiana:

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>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.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Somers - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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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