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Somerset, Louisiana

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The location of Somerset

Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Somerset ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Vicksburg (MS). It is located about 22 miles [35 km] to the northeast of Somerset. Vicksburg (MS) has a population of 22,100 people.<1>

The next largest community is Natchez (MS). It is located about 43 miles [69 km] to the south of Somerset and has a population of 15,000 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are driving.<2>

Community   2018
Delhi   [Map]   2,818   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Ferriday   [Map]   3,227   SW   41 miles [66 km]
Lake Providence   [Map]   3,547   N   43 miles [69.2 km]
Newellton   [Map]   1,004   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Oak Grove   [Map]   1,593   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
Rayville   [Map]   3,514   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Saint Joseph   [Map]   999   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Tallulah   [Map]   6,768   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Vidalia   [Map]   3,916   S   43 miles [69.2 km]
Winnsboro   [Map]   4,607   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Wisner   [Map]   913   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Edwards (MS)   [Map]   996   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Fayette (MS)   [Map]   1,480   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Port Gibson (MS)   [Map]   1,348   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Raymond (MS)   [Map]   2,505   E   48 miles [77.2 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2018
Chase   [Map]   ---   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Crowville   [Map]   ---   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Delta   [Map]   257   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Dunn   [Map]   ---   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Elam   [Map]   ---   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Gilbert   [Map]   562   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Mound   [Map]   16   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Richmond   [Map]   555   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Sondheimer   [Map]   ---   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Swampers   [Map]   ---   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Waterproof   [Map]   569   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Yucatan Landing   [Map]   ---   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Grand Gulf (MS)   [Map]   ---   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Rocky Springs (MS)   [Map]   ---   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Rodney (MS)   [Map]   ---   S   21 miles [33.8 km]

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

Tensas Parish ...

Somerset is located in Tensas Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Tensas Parish: Catahoula, Concordia, Franklin, Madison, Adams (MS), Claiborne (MS), Jefferson (MS) & Warren (MS). The Mississippi River runs along the eastern border of the county.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Somerset ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Somerset. 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 Somerset. 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 Somerset ...

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 Somerset.

Please keep in mind that these airports were chosen based on their air-distance from Somerset. 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 Somerset.

Large Airports

New Orleans Intl.  (MSY/KMSY) <4>   [Map]
161 miles [259.1 km] miles to the south southeast of Somerset.

Little Rock National Airport  (LIT/KLIT)   [Map]
185 miles [297.7 km] miles to the north northwest of Somerset.

Birmingham Intl.  (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]
276 miles [444.2 km] miles to the east northeast of Somerset.

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Monroe Rgnl.  (MLU/KMLU)   [Map]
52 miles [83.7 km] miles to the west northwest of Somerset.

Jackson - Evers Intl.  (JAN/KJAN)   [Map]
68 miles [109.4 km] miles to the east of Somerset.

Greenville Intl.    [Map]
91 miles [146.5 km] miles to the north of Somerset.

Mid Delta Rgnl.  (GLH/KGLH)   [Map]
91 miles [146.5 km] miles to the north of Somerset.

Alexandria Intl.  (ICAO: KAEX)   [Map]
96 miles [154.5 km] miles to the southwest of Somerset.

Baton Rouge Metro Airport  (BTR/KBTR)   [Map]
113 miles [181.9 km] miles to the south of Somerset.

South Arkansas Rgnl. (ELD/KELD)   [Map]
116 miles [186.7 km] miles to the northwest of Somerset.

General Aviation Airports

Vicksburg Tallulah Rgnl. (ICAO: KTVR)   [Map]
17 miles [27.4 km] miles to the northeast of Somerset.

Vicksburg Muni. (VKS/KVKS)   [Map]
18 miles [29 km] miles to the east northeast of Somerset.

Delhi Muni. (FAA ID: 0M9)   [Map]
22 miles [35.4 km] miles to the northwest of Somerset.

Winnsboro Muni. (FAA ID: F89)   [Map]
27 miles [43.5 km] miles to the west of Somerset.

John H. Hooks Jr. Meml. (FAA ID: M79)   [Map]
37 miles [59.5 km] miles to the northwest of Somerset.

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]

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

Website for Little Rock National Airport / Adams Field

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]

South Arkansas Rgnl.   (ELD/KELD)    [Map]

Detailed airport information from:

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

Vicksburg Tallulah Rgnl.   (ICAO: KTVR)    [Map]

Detailed airport information from:

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

Vicksburg Muni.   (VKS/KVKS)    [Map]

Detailed airport information from:

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

Natchez - Adams Co. Airport   (HEZ/KHEZ)    [Map]

Detailed airport information from:

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

Birmingham Intl.   (BHM/KBHM)    [Map]

Website for Birmingham - Shuttlesworth International Airport

Detailed airport information from:

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

Morehouse Meml.   (ICAO: KBQP)    [Map]

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]

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

Website for William P. Hobby Airport

Detailed airport information from:

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

Monroe Rgnl.   (MLU/KMLU)    [Map]

Website for Monroe Regional Airport

Detailed airport information from:

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

Jackson - Evers Intl.   (JAN/KJAN)    [Map]

Website for Jackson - Evers International Airport

Detailed airport information from:

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

Mid Delta Rgnl.   (GLH/KGLH)    [Map]

Website for Mid Delta 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]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Louisiana

About Tensas Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Somerset. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Louisiana:

Footnotes ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Somerset. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.1763, Longitude: -91.2340     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Somerset have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Somerset), 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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