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The location of Summerfield









Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Summerfield.

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 Summerfield, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Summerfield and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Summerfield and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

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 Summerfield. 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 Summerfield.

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 Ascension Parish as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Ascension Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Summerfield is near Livingston Parish and also East Baton Rouge Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Livingston Parish

Sighting report for East Baton Rouge Parish

Waymarking ...

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 Summerfield.

How Far From Summerfield to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Summerfield to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Summerfield and extending to:

  • Donaldsonville [Map], which is the Seat of Ascension Parish, lies 18 miles [29 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Summerfield to Donaldsonville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). The buggy would take 6 hours and walking would take just over a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 980 miles [1,577.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of two days, a buggy would take 39 days and walking would take 56 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,875 miles [11,064.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,583 miles [12,203.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,460 miles [8,787 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Summerfield ...

We have found 30 communities that share the name Summerfield.

Within Louisiana, there are 2 communities which are also named Summerfield. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 28 communities in the United States and Canada - with 28 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Louisiana

Communities outside of Louisiana


Other Communities Located In Louisiana

Claiborne Parish

Our profile page for Summerfield, Claiborne Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 213 miles [342.8 km] to the North Northwest.

Grant Parish

Our profile page for Summerfield, Grant Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 141 miles [226.9 km] to the Northwest.


Communities Outside of Louisiana

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Alabama

Dallas County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Dallas County   [Map]

Distance: About 270 miles [434.5 km] to the Northeast.

Tuscaloosa County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Tuscaloosa County   [Map]

Distance: About 280 miles [450.6 km] to the Northeast.

Florida

Marion County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Marion County   [Map]

Distance: About 535 miles [861 km] to the East.

Georgia

Bibb County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Bibb County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

Although located in Bibb County, we don't know the location of this community within the parish.

Illinois

Saint Clair County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Saint Clair County   [Map]

Distance: About 574 miles [923.8 km] to the North.

Will County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Will County   [Map]

Distance: About 789 miles [1,269.8 km] to the North.

Kansas

Marshall County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Marshall County   [Map]

Distance: About 736 miles [1,184.5 km] to the North Northwest.

Maryland

Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Anne Arundel County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,013 miles [1,630.3 km] to the Northeast.

Baltimore County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Baltimore County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 1,024 miles [1,648 km] to the Northeast.

Michigan

Clare County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Clare County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Clare County, we don't know the location of this community within the parish.

Missouri

Maries County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Maries County   [Map]

Distance: About 552 miles [888.4 km] to the North.

New Brunswick

Our profile page for Summerfield   [Map]

Distance: About 1,668 miles [2,684.4 km] to the Northeast.

New Jersey

Warren County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Warren County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,141 miles [1,836.3 km] to the Northeast.

North Carolina

Edgecombe County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Edgecombe County   [Map]

Distance: About 857 miles [1,379.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Guilford County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Guilford County   [Map]

Distance: About 749 miles [1,205.4 km] to the Northeast.

Pitt County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Pitt County   [Map]

Distance: About 857 miles [1,379.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Ohio

Noble County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Noble County   [Map]

Distance: About 845 miles [1,359.9 km] to the Northeast.

Oklahoma

Le Flore County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Le Flore County   [Map]

Distance: About 393 miles [632.5 km] to the Northwest.

Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Summerfield   [Map]

Distance: About 1,832 miles [2,948.3 km] to the Northeast.

Tennessee

Grundy County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Grundy County   [Map]

Distance: About 448 miles [721 km] to the Northeast.

Texas

Castro County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Castro County   [Map]

Distance: About 743 miles [1,195.7 km] to the West Northwest.

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Cherokee County

This community is historic.

Although located in Cherokee County, we don't know the location of this community within the parish.

Fort Bend County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Fort Bend County   [Map]

Distance: About 293 miles [471.5 km] to the West.

Upshur County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Upshur County   [Map]

Distance: About 296 miles [476.4 km] to the Northwest.

Utah

Davis County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Davis County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,392 miles [2,240.2 km] to the Northwest.

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Salt Lake County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,374 miles [2,211.2 km] to the Northwest.

Virginia

Augusta County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Augusta County   [Map]

Distance: About 863 miles [1,388.9 km] to the Northeast.

Grayson County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Grayson County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Grayson County, we don't know the location of this community within the parish.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Summerfield ...

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.

Claybank   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest of Summerfield   [Map]

Duckroost   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

French Settlement   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

Frost   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Hobart   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]

Hopeville (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]

Lake   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

Little Prairie   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Oak Grove   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Prairieville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Union Landing   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]

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 Summerfield. 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.

Donna Douglas     (Born as Doris Ione Smith)

Actress, singer, author, real estate. She was born in Pride (Louisiana) on Monday September 26, 1932 and died in Zachary (Louisiana) on Thursday January 1, 2015 at an age of 82.

Pride [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Summerfield

Zachary [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest of Summerfield

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Donna Douglas<9>

Cleouna 'Cleo' Moore

Actress. She was born in Baton Rouge (Louisiana) on Friday October 31, 1924 and died in Inglewood (California) on Thursday October 25, 1973 at an age of 49. She was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Baton Rouge [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest of Summerfield

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cleouna 'Cleo' Moore

Charles Solomon 'Buddy' Myer

Major League Baseball. He was born in Ellisville (Mississippi) on Wednesday March 16, 1904 and died in Baton Rouge (Louisiana) on Thursday October 31, 1974 at an age of 70. He was buried at Greenoaks Memorial Park (East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Baton Rouge [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest of Summerfield

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Solomon 'Buddy' Myer

Leon Joseph Roppolo

Musician. He was born in Lutcher (Louisiana) on Sunday March 16, 1902 and died in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Tueday October 5, 1943 at an age of 41. He was buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Lutcher [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Summerfield

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Leon Joseph Roppolo

George Bevan 'Bo' Strickland

Major League Baseball. He was born in Lutcher (Louisiana) on Sunday January 10, 1926 and died in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Sunday February 21, 2010 at an age of 84. He was buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Lutcher [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Summerfield

Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Bevan 'Bo' Strickland

Jim Taylor

Professional football. He was born in Baton Rouge (Louisiana) on Friday September 20, 1935 and died in Baton Rouge (Louisiana) on Saturday October 13, 2018 at an age of 83. He was buried at Greenoaks Memorial Park (East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Baton Rouge [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest of Summerfield

Baton Rouge [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest of Summerfield

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jim Taylor

William 'Lum' York

Musician, comedian. He was born in Elmore (Alabama) on Saturday November 16, 1918 and died in Baton Rouge (Louisiana) on Sunday August 15, 2004 at an age of 85. He was buried at Greenoaks Memorial Park (East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Baton Rouge [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest of Summerfield

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William 'Lum' York

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About Ascension Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Ascension Parish: www.ascensionparish.net/

The official website for State of Louisiana: louisiana.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Summerfield) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Summerfield. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Summerfield

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Summerfield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.3238, Longitude: -90.8409     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Summerfield have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Summerfield to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 315.832 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.356 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.464 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Summerfield could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong parish. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<8>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 Summerfield, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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