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Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Summerville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Summerville and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Summerville 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 Summerville. 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 Summerville.

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

The La Salle Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Summerville is near Catahoula Parish and also Grant Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Catahoula Parish

Sighting report for Grant 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 Summerville.

How Far From Summerville 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 Summerville to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Jena [Map], which is the Seat of La Salle Parish, lies just to the South Southeast.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 108 miles [173.8 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Summerville 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 982 miles [1,580.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving 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 6,857 miles [11,035.3 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 7,575 miles [12,190.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,450 miles [8,770.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Summerville ...

We have found 32 communities that share the name Summerville.

Within Louisiana, there is just one other community named Summerville. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 31 communities in the United States and Canada - with 27 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Louisiana

Communities outside of Louisiana


Communities Outside of Louisiana

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Alabama

Mobile County

Our profile page for Summerville, Mobile County   [Map]

Distance: About 251 miles [403.9 km] to the East Southeast.

Arkansas

Calhoun County

Our profile page for Summerville, Calhoun County   [Map]

Distance: About 122 miles [196.3 km] to the North.

California

Siskiyou County

Our profile page for Summerville, Siskiyou County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,822 miles [2,932.2 km] to the West Northwest.

Tehama County

Our profile page for Summerville, Tehama County   [Map]

This community is historic.<7>

Distance: About 1,739 miles [2,798.6 km] to the West Northwest.

Colorado

Boulder County

Our profile page for Summerville, Boulder County   [Map]

Distance: About 934 miles [1,503.1 km] to the Northwest.

Florida

Duval County

Our profile page for Summerville, Duval County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>

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

Georgia

Chattooga County

Our profile page for Summerville, Chattooga County   [Map]

Distance: About 436 miles [701.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Gwinnett County

Our profile page for Summerville, Gwinnett County   [Map]

Distance: About 495 miles [796.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Richmond County

Our profile page for Summerville, Richmond County   [Map]

Distance: About 601 miles [967.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Illinois

Macoupin County

Our profile page for Summerville, Macoupin County   [Map]

Distance: About 525 miles [844.9 km] to the North Northeast.

Kansas

Leavenworth County

Our profile page for Summerville, Leavenworth County

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

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

Maryland

Calvert County

Our profile page for Summerville, Calvert County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 994 miles [1,599.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Michigan

Cass County

Our profile page for Summerville, Cass County

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

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

Montcalm County

Our profile page for Summerville, Montcalm County

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

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

Mississippi

Noxubee County

Our profile page for Summerville, Noxubee County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 216 miles [347.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Missouri

Boone County

Our profile page for Summerville, Boone County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 490 miles [788.6 km] to the North.

New Brunswick

Our profile page for Summerville   [Map]

Distance: About 1,679 miles [2,702.1 km] to the Northeast.

New York

Monroe County

Our profile page for Summerville, Monroe County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,122 miles [1,805.7 km] to the Northeast.

Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Summerville   [Map]

Distance: About 2,308 miles [3,714.4 km] to the Northeast.

North Carolina

Harnett County

Our profile page for Summerville, Harnett County

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

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

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Summerville   [Map]

Distance: About 1,759 miles [2,830.8 km] to the Northeast.

Ontario

Our profile page for Summerville

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

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

Oregon

Union County

Our profile page for Summerville, Union County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,674 miles [2,694 km] to the Northwest.

Pennsylvania

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Summerville, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 966 miles [1,554.6 km] to the Northeast.

Susquehanna County

Our profile page for Summerville, Susquehanna County

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

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

Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Summerville   [Map]

Distance: About 1,850 miles [2,977.3 km] to the Northeast.

South Carolina

Dorchester County

Our profile page for Summerville, Dorchester County   [Map]

Distance: About 704 miles [1,133 km] to the East.

Richland County

Our profile page for Summerville, Richland County   [Map]

Distance: About 650 miles [1,046.1 km] to the East Northeast.

South Dakota

Perkins County

Our profile page for Summerville, Perkins County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,105 miles [1,778.3 km] to the North Northwest.

Texas

Gonzales County

Our profile page for Summerville, Gonzales County   [Map]

Distance: About 353 miles [568.1 km] to the West Southwest.

Vermont

Caledonia County

Our profile page for Summerville, Caledonia County

This community is historic.

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Summerville ...

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.

Blade   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast of Summerville   [Map]

Chickasaw   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Eden   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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

Good Pine   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]

Jena   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Little Creek   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]

Nickel   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Trout   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About La Salle Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Summerville. 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Summerville) 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 Summerville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Summerville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Summerville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7554, Longitude: -92.1624     [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 Summerville 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 316.814 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.693 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.792 degrees.

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<7>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 Summerville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Summerville 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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