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

The Grant Parish sighting report from eBird.

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

Sighting report for Natchitoches Parish

Sighting report for Rapides 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:

  • Colfax [Map], which is the Seat of Grant Parish, lies just to the South Southeast.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 122 miles [196.3 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Summerfield to Baton Rouge, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,016 miles [1,635.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 40 days and walking would take 58 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,888 miles [11,085.2 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 7,608 miles [12,243.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,483 miles [8,824 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 141 miles [226.9 km] to the Southeast.

Claiborne Parish

Our profile page for Summerfield, Claiborne Parish   [Map]

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


Communities Outside of Louisiana

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Alabama

Dallas County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Dallas County   [Map]

Distance: About 338 miles [544 km] to the East Northeast.

Tuscaloosa County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Tuscaloosa County   [Map]

Distance: About 326 miles [524.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Florida

Marion County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Marion County   [Map]

Distance: About 661 miles [1,063.8 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 512 miles [824 km] to the North Northeast.

Will County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Will County   [Map]

Distance: About 732 miles [1,178 km] to the North Northeast.

Kansas

Marshall County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Marshall County   [Map]

Distance: About 615 miles [989.7 km] to the North Northwest.

Maryland

Anne Arundel County

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

Distance: About 1,048 miles [1,686.6 km] to the Northeast.

Baltimore County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Baltimore County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 1,057 miles [1,701.1 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 465 miles [748.3 km] to the North.

New Brunswick

Our profile page for Summerfield   [Map]

Distance: About 1,681 miles [2,705.3 km] to the Northeast.

New Jersey

Warren County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Warren County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,169 miles [1,881.3 km] to the Northeast.

North Carolina

Edgecombe County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Edgecombe County   [Map]

Distance: About 918 miles [1,477.4 km] to the East Northeast.

Guilford County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Guilford County   [Map]

Distance: About 800 miles [1,287.5 km] to the East Northeast.

Pitt County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Pitt County   [Map]

Distance: About 922 miles [1,483.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Ohio

Noble County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Noble County   [Map]

Distance: About 852 miles [1,371.2 km] to the Northeast.

Oklahoma

Le Flore County

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

Distance: About 260 miles [418.4 km] to the North Northwest.

Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Summerfield   [Map]

Distance: About 1,853 miles [2,982.1 km] to the Northeast.

Tennessee

Grundy County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Grundy County   [Map]

Distance: About 472 miles [759.6 km] to the Northeast.

Texas

Castro County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Castro County   [Map]

Distance: About 605 miles [973.7 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 220 miles [354.1 km] to the Southwest.

Upshur County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Upshur County   [Map]

Distance: About 156 miles [251.1 km] to the West Northwest.

Utah

Davis County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Davis County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,251 miles [2,013.3 km] to the Northwest.

Salt Lake County

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

Distance: About 1,233 miles [1,984.3 km] to the Northwest.

Virginia

Augusta County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Augusta County   [Map]

Distance: About 898 miles [1,445.2 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.

Aloha   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West of Summerfield   [Map]

Bagdad   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Chopin   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Faircloth   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Givens (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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

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

Lutes   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Marco   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Mars Hill   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Pollockville   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]

Ravencamp   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]

Rock   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [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.

Terry Alan Mathews

Major League Baseball. He was born in Alexandria (Louisiana) on Monday October 5, 1964 and died in Alexandria (Louisiana) on Friday February 24, 2012 at an age of 47. He was buried at Greenwood Memorial Park (Rapides Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Alexandria [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Summerfield

Alexandria [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Summerfield

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Terry Alan Mathews<9>

Charles Guy 'Charlie' Tolar

Professional football. He was born in Natchitoches (Louisiana) on Sunday September 5, 1937 and died in Houston (Texas) on Tueday April 29, 2003 at an age of 65. He was buried at Forest Park East Cemetery (Harris County, Texas) [Map].

Natchitoches [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest of Summerfield

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Guy 'Charlie' Tolar

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Louisiana

About Grant 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Summerfield) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Summerfield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.5799, Longitude: -92.7215     [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 317.146 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.057 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.048 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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