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Our Genealogy Helper for Somers ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Somers (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Somers. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Somers is located in Flathead County.

To see how the shape of Montana's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Flathead County: Glacier, Lake, Lewis and Clark, Lincoln, Missoula, Pondera, Powell, Sanders & Teton.

Below are the counties that are near Somers. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Somers:

  • Flathead County     (The home county of Somers)
    • Forest Hill Village [Flathead County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Hill Village
      • Forest Hill Village [Flathead County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Somers
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Hill Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Hill Village
    • Lakeside [Flathead County]
    • Bigfork [Flathead County]
    • Creston [Flathead County]
    • Kalispell [Flathead County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kalispell
      • Kalispell [Flathead County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Somers
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,329 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kalispell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kalispell<3>
    • Evergreen [Flathead County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evergreen
      • Evergreen [Flathead County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Somers
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evergreen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evergreen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Evergreen<3>
    • Bear Creek Village [Flathead County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bear Creek Village
      • Bear Creek Village [Flathead County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Somers
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bear Creek Village
    • Kila [Flathead County]
    • Rhodes [Flathead County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rhodes
      • Rhodes [Flathead County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Somers
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rhodes
    • Columbia Falls [Flathead County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbia Falls
      • Columbia Falls [Flathead County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Somers
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,209 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia Falls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbia Falls<3>
    • Marion [Flathead County]
    • Halfmoon [Flathead County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halfmoon
      • Halfmoon [Flathead County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Somers
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Halfmoon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halfmoon
  • Lake County
    • Woods Bay [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woods Bay
      • Woods Bay [Lake County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Somers
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woods Bay have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woods Bay
    • Rollins [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rollins
      • Rollins [Lake County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Somers
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rollins have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rollins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rollins<3>
    • Lake Mary Ronan [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Mary Ronan
      • Lake Mary Ronan [Lake County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Somers
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Mary Ronan
    • Proctor [Lake County]
    • Bear Dance [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bear Dance
      • Bear Dance [Lake County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Somers
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bear Dance
    • Dayton [Lake County]
    • Elmo [Lake County]
    • Big Arm [Lake County]
    • Swan Lake [Lake County]
    • Kings Point [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kings Point
      • Kings Point [Lake County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Somers
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kings Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kings Point
    • Rocky Point [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Point
      • Rocky Point [Lake County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Somers
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Point
    • Finley Point [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Finley Point
      • Finley Point [Lake County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Somers
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Finley Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Finley Point
  • Sanders County
    • Niarada [Sanders County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Niarada
      • Niarada [Sanders County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Somers
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Niarada have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Niarada
    • Lonepine [Sanders County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lonepine
      • Lonepine [Sanders County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Somers
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lonepine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lonepine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lonepine<3>
    • Hot Springs [Sanders County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hot Springs
      • Hot Springs [Sanders County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Somers
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 587 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hot Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hot Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hot Springs<3>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Somers, see our County-by-County Page for Somers.

Newspapers Published in Somers ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 45 newspapers that have been published in the area around Somers.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Somers, there are papers which were published within 38 miles [61.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Somers.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Somers:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Montana

Cemeteries Near Somers ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Somers.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Somers covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Bethel Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bethel Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bethel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethel Cemetery
  • Lone Pine Cemetery
  • Demersville Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Demersville Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Demersville Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Demersville Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Somers.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Demersville Cemetery
  • Bigfork Community Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bigfork Community Cemetery
    • Bigfork Community Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Somers.
    • Bigfork Community Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Big Fork Community Cemetery
    • Swan View Memorial Gardens
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bigfork Community Cemetery
  • Creston Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Creston Cemetery
    • Creston Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Somers.
    • Creston Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Creston Community Cemetery
    • Union Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creston Cemetery
  • C.E. Conrad Memorial Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Conrad Memorial Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Conrad Memorial Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Conrad Memorial Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Conrad Memorial Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Somers.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conrad Memorial Cemetery
    • Bethany Lutheran Cemetery
    • Trinity Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Trinity Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Trinity Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Trinity Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Somers.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trinity Cemetery
    • Glacier Memorial Gardens
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Glacier Memorial Gardens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Glacier Memorial Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Glacier Memorial Gardens lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Somers.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glacier Memorial Gardens
    • Fairview Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fairview Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fairview Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Fairview Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Somers.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview Cemetery
    • Spring Creek Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Spring Creek Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Spring Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Spring Creek Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Somers.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Creek Cemetery
    • Indian Cemetery
    • Soldiers Home Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Soldiers Home Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Soldiers Home Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Soldiers Home Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Somers.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Soldiers Home Cemetery
    • Woodlawn Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

While we didn't find Somers in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Somers.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Somers, with the one closest to Somers listed first.

  • Holt [Flathead County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holt
    • Holt [Flathead County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Somers
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Holt had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holt
  • Kalispell [Flathead County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kalispell
    • Kalispell [Flathead County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Somers
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,329 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Kalispell had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kalispell
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kalispell<3>
  • Columbia Falls [Flathead County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbia Falls
    • Columbia Falls [Flathead County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Somers
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,209 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Columbia Falls had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia Falls
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbia Falls<3>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Somers. See our List of 1890's Communities around Somers.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Somers ...

While our initial data about Somers came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Somers in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Somers.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Rand McNally Map of Montana (1925)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Shell Oil Map of Montana (1951)
Published by Shell Oil Company

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Somers. See our Misc Page for Somers for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Montana

About Flathead County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Flathead County: www.co.flathead.mt.us/

The official website for State of Montana: https://mt.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- Somers) 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 Somers. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SomersOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Somers. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.0804, Longitude: -114.2247    
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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 Somers, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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