A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Somers.
This page contains eight sections:
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.
Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:
The National Weather Service forecast for Somers and surrounding area.
Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track 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 the location for Somers. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.
The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Somers.
Bird Watching ...
We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.
The eBird website is organized on a parish-by-parish basis. We have selected Saint Landry Parish as the starting point when you click on the link below:
The Saint Landry Parish sighting report from eBird.
Since Somers is near Pointe Coupee Parish and also Avoyelles Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:
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:
The Waymark.com website, centered on Somers.
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.
Communities Also Named Somers ...
We have found 8 communities that share the name Somers.
While the name Somers is unique within Louisiana, we know of another 8 communities with the same name in the United States.
Communities Outside of Louisiana
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Distance: About 1,319 miles [2,122.7 km] to the Northeast.
Distance: About 812 miles [1,306.8 km] to the North.
Our profile page for Somers, Hampden County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Hampden County, we don't know the location of this community within the parish.
Distance: About 1,676 miles [2,697.3 km] to the Northwest.
Distance: About 1,241 miles [1,997.2 km] to the Northeast.
Our profile page for Somers, Westmoreland County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Westmoreland County, we don't know the location of this community within the parish.
Distance: About 992 miles [1,596.5 km] to the East Northeast.
Distance: About 845 miles [1,359.9 km] to the North Northeast.
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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.
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.
Alton 'Rockin Dopsie' Rubin
Musician. He was born in Carencro (Louisiana) on Wednesday February 10, 1932 and died in Opelousas (Louisiana) on Thursday August 26, 1993 at an age of 61. He was buried at Calvary Cemetery (Lafayette Parish, Louisiana) [Map].
Arthur James 'Zutty' Singleton
Musician. He was born in Bunkie (Louisiana) on Saturday May 14, 1898 and died in New York (New York) on Monday July 14, 1975 at an age of 77. He was buried at Long Island National Cemetery (Suffolk County, New York) [Map].
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for State of Louisiana: louisiana.gov/
Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.
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This page was last modified: 02 Aug 2019