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Outdoor Activities ...

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

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

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks 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 this GPS location for Somers:
    • 48.080417, -114.224731
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Somers
  • 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:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Somers ...

We have found eight communities that share the name Somers.

Within Montana, the name Somers is unique.

Beyond Montana, we know of another eight communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Connecticut
      • Tolland County
      • This Somers is located in Tolland County and lies 2,055 miles [3,307.2 km]<1> to the east of the Somers that is located in Flathead County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Somers
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tolland County community of Somers.
    • Iowa
      • Calhoun County
      • This Somers is located in Calhoun County and lies 1,036 miles [1,667.3 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Somers that is located in Flathead County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Somers
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Calhoun County community of Somers.
    • Louisiana
      • Saint Landry Parish
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Louisiana community of Somers [Saint Landry Parish].
    • Massachusetts
      • Hampden County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Massachusetts community of Somers [Hampden County].
    • New York
      • Westchester County
      • This Somers is located in Westchester County and lies 2,018 miles [3,247.7 km]<1> to the east of the Somers that is located in Flathead County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Somers
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Westchester County community of Somers.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Westmoreland County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Somers [Westmoreland County].
    • Virginia
      • Lancaster County
      • This Somers is located in Lancaster County and lies 2,008 miles [3,231.6 km]<1> to the east of the Somers that is located in Flathead County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Somers
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lancaster County community of Somers.
    • Wisconsin
      • Kenosha County
      • This Somers is located in Kenosha County and lies 1,323 miles [2,129.2 km]<1> to the east of the Somers that is located in Flathead County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Somers
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kenosha County community of Somers.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Somers ...

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 wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • 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.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evergreen
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Evergreen<5>
  • Ferndale [Flathead County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ferndale
    • Ferndale [Flathead County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Somers
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ferndale have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ferndale
  • Idlewise Court [Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Idlewise Court
    • Idlewise Court [Lake County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Somers
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Idlewise Court have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Idlewise Court
  • Jessup [Flathead County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jessup
    • Jessup [Flathead County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Somers
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jessup have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jessup
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • 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
    • Mud Lake [Flathead County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mud Lake
      • Mud Lake [Flathead County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Somers
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mud Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rose Crossing [Flathead County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rose Crossing
      • Rose Crossing [Flathead County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Somers
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rose Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rose Crossing
    • Swan River [Flathead County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swan River
      • Swan River [Flathead County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Somers
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swan River have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • 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.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woods Bay

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 Somers. 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • Robert Bray     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Kalispell (MT) on October 23, 1917 (a Tueday) and died in Bishop (CA) on March 7, 1983 (a Monday) at the age of 65. The body was cremated.
      • Kalispell is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest of Somers.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Bray<6>
    • William Swetland     (Actor)

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Somers and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Kalispell, which is the Seat of Flathead County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Somers to Kalispell, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Helena, which is the State Capital of Montana, lies 145 miles [233.4 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,945 miles [3,130.2 km] to the east (E). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 76 days and walking would take 111 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,600 miles [10,621.7 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,368 miles [11,857.6 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,418 miles [8,719.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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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' (or 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- 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>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.
<3>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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Somers 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 county. 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.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Somers to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 334.277 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.831 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 322.467 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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