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

The Claiborne Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Summerfield is near Union Parish and also Union County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Union Parish

Sighting report for Union County

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 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:

  • Homer [Map], which is the Seat of Claiborne Parish, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Summerfield to Homer, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 197 miles [317 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 973 miles [1,565.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 38 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 6,825 miles [10,983.8 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 7,549 miles [12,148.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,425 miles [8,730.7 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

Ascension Parish

Our profile page for Summerfield, Ascension Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 213 miles [342.8 km] to the South Southeast.

Grant Parish

Our profile page for Summerfield, Grant Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 92 miles [148.1 km] to the South.


Communities Outside of Louisiana

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Alabama

Dallas County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Dallas County   [Map]

Distance: About 337 miles [542.3 km] to the East.

Tuscaloosa County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Tuscaloosa County   [Map]

Distance: About 311 miles [500.5 km] to the East.

Florida

Marion County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Marion County   [Map]

Distance: About 693 miles [1,115.3 km] to the East Southeast.

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 428 miles [688.8 km] to the North Northeast.

Will County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Will County   [Map]

Distance: About 648 miles [1,042.9 km] to the North Northeast.

Kansas

Marshall County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Marshall County   [Map]

Distance: About 526 miles [846.5 km] to the North Northwest.

Maryland

Anne Arundel County

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

Distance: About 1,005 miles [1,617.4 km] to the East Northeast.

Baltimore County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Baltimore County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 1,012 miles [1,628.7 km] to the East 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 375 miles [603.5 km] to the North.

New Brunswick

Our profile page for Summerfield   [Map]

Distance: About 1,621 miles [2,608.7 km] to the Northeast.

New Jersey

Warren County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Warren County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,120 miles [1,802.5 km] to the Northeast.

North Carolina

Edgecombe County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Edgecombe County   [Map]

Distance: About 892 miles [1,435.5 km] to the East Northeast.

Guilford County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Guilford County   [Map]

Distance: About 768 miles [1,236 km] to the East Northeast.

Pitt County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Pitt County   [Map]

Distance: About 898 miles [1,445.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Ohio

Noble County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Noble County   [Map]

Distance: About 795 miles [1,279.4 km] to the Northeast.

Oklahoma

Le Flore County

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

Distance: About 180 miles [289.7 km] to the Northwest.

Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Summerfield   [Map]

Distance: About 1,798 miles [2,893.6 km] to the Northeast.

Tennessee

Grundy County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Grundy County   [Map]

Distance: About 433 miles [696.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Texas

Castro County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Castro County   [Map]

Distance: About 569 miles [915.7 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 281 miles [452.2 km] to the Southwest.

Upshur County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Upshur County   [Map]

Distance: About 128 miles [206 km] to the West.

Utah

Davis County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Davis County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,192 miles [1,918.3 km] to the Northwest.

Salt Lake County

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

Distance: About 1,177 miles [1,894.2 km] to the West Northwest.

Virginia

Augusta County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Augusta County   [Map]

Distance: About 855 miles [1,376 km] to the East 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.

Arizona   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest of Summerfield   [Map]

Dodge City (AR)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Forest Grove   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Gordon   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Hebron   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Hunt   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Junction City (AR)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Lisbon   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]

Randolph   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Scotland (AR)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Three Creeks (AR)   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the North   [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.

Willie Frazier

Professional football. He was born in El Dorado (Arkansas) on Friday June 19, 1942 and died in Houston (Texas) on Thursday September 5, 2013 at an age of 71. He was buried at Paradise North Cemetery (Harris County, Texas) [Map].

El Dorado [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast of Summerfield

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Willie Frazier<9>

Paul 'Tank' Younger

Professional football. He was born in Grambling (Louisiana) on Monday April 30, 1928 and died in Inglewood (California) on Saturday September 15, 2001 at an age of 73. He was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Grambling [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Summerfield

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul 'Tank' Younger

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Louisiana

About Claiborne 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 State of Louisiana: louisiana.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), 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: 32.9125, Longitude: -92.8292     [Map].

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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 317.362 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.485 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.904 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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