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The location of Somerset









Introduction ...

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

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 Somerset, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Somerset and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Somerset 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 Somerset. 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 Somerset.

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 county-by-county basis. We have selected Bexar County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Bexar County sighting report from eBird.

Since Somerset is near Atascosa County and also Medina County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Atascosa County

Sighting report for Medina 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 Somerset.

How Far From Somerset to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as Somerset to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • San Antonio [Map], which is the Seat of Bexar County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Somerset to San Antonio, 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 five to six hours.
  • Austin [Map], which is the State Capital of Texas, lies 90 miles [144.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,400 miles [2,253.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 55 days and walking would take 80 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,243 miles [11,656.5 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 7,972 miles [12,829.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,849 miles [9,413.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Somerset ...

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.

Anchorage   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South of Somerset   [Map]

Bigfoot   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Castroville   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Coal Mine   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]

Hilltop   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Leon Valley   -   18 miles [29 km] to the North   [Map]

Sandy Oaks   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the East   [Map]

Valley Hi   -   10 miles [16.1 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 Somerset. 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.

Percy Barbat     (Percy Dewitt Barbat)

Actor. He was born in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Tueday May 23, 1882 and died in San Antonio (Texas) on Sunday June 20, 1965 at an age of 83.

San Antonio [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast of Somerset

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Percy Barbat<7>

Glenn Corbett     (Born as Glenn Edwin Rothenburg)

Actor. He was born in El Monte (California) on Thursday August 17, 1933 and died in San Antonio (Texas) on Saturday January 16, 1993 at an age of 59. He was buried at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery (Bexar County, Texas) [Map].

San Antonio [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast of Somerset

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Glenn Corbett

Joan Crawford     (Born as Lucille Fay LeSueur)

Oscar winning actress. She was born in San Antonio (Texas) on Wednesday March 23, 1904 and died in New York (New York) on Tueday May 10, 1977 at an age of 73. She was buried at Ferncliff Cemetery (Westchester County, New York) [Map].

San Antonio [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast of Somerset

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joan Crawford

Summer Glau     (Summer Lyn Glau)

Actress. She was born in San Antonio (Texas) on Friday July 24, 1981

San Antonio [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast of Somerset

Herb Gary

Professional football. He was born on Tueday June 12, 1934 and died in San Antonio (Texas) on Friday January 21, 2011 at an age of 76. He was buried at St. James Catholic Cemetery (Webster County, Iowa) [Map].

San Antonio [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast of Somerset

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Herb Gary

Ann Harding

Actress. She was born in San Antonio (Texas) on Thursday August 7, 1902 and died in Sherman Oaks (California) on Tueday September 1, 1981 at an age of 79. She was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

San Antonio [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast of Somerset

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ann Harding

Joe Jimenez

Professional golf. He was born in San Antonio (Texas) on Thursday June 10, 1926 and died in Leon Springs (Texas) on Saturday August 11, 2007 at an age of 81. He was buried at Mission Burial Park South (Bexar County, Texas) [Map].

San Antonio [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast of Somerset

Leon Springs [Map] is located 30 miles [48.3 km] to the north of Somerset

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Jimenez

Lyndon B. Johnson     (Lyndon Baines Johnson)

36th President of the US (1963 - 1969). He was born in Stonewall (Texas) on Thursday August 27, 1908 and died in San Antonio (Texas) on Monday January 22, 1973 at an age of 64. He was buried at Johnson Family Cemetery (Gillespie County, Texas) [Map].

San Antonio [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast of Somerset

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lyndon B. Johnson

Johnny Lucadello

Major League Baseball. He was born in Thurber (Texas) on Sunday February 22, 1920 and died in San Antonio (Texas) on Tueday October 30, 2001 at an age of 81. He was buried at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery (Bexar County, Texas) [Map].

San Antonio [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast of Somerset

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Johnny Lucadello

Pola Negri

Actress. She was born in Lipno (Poland) [Map] on Sunday December 31, 1899 and died in San Antonio (Texas) on Saturday August 1, 1987 at an age of 87. She was buried at Calvary Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

San Antonio [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast of Somerset

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Pola Negri

Carl Scheib

Major League Baseball. He was born in Gratz (Pennsylvania) on Saturday January 1, 1927 and died in San Antonio (Texas) on Saturday March 24, 2018 at an age of 91.

San Antonio [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast of Somerset

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carl Scheib

Ginny Simms     (Born as Virginia Eastvold)

Singer, Actress. She was born in San Antonio (Texas) on Tueday May 13, 1913 and died in Palm Springs (California) on Monday April 4, 1994 at an age of 80. She was buried at Desert Memorial Park (Riverside County, California) [Map].

San Antonio [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast of Somerset

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ginny Simms

William Steele     (Born as William Anton Gittinger)

Actor. He was born in San Antonio (Texas) on Monday March 26, 1888 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Sunday February 13, 1966 at an age of 77. He was buried at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery (Bexar County, Texas) [Map].

San Antonio [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast of Somerset

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Steele

Communities Also Named Somerset ...

We have found 44 communities that share the name Somerset.

Within Texas, there is just one other community named Somerset. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 43 communities in the United States and Canada - with 41 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Texas

Communities outside of Texas


Communities Outside of Texas

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IllinoisMarylandNewfoundland and LabradorWashington
 
IndianaMassachusettsNorth CarolinaWisconsin

Alabama

Geneva County

Our profile page for Somerset, Geneva County   [Map]

Distance: About 771 miles [1,240.8 km] to the East Northeast.

California

El Dorado County

Our profile page for Somerset, El Dorado County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,414 miles [2,275.6 km] to the Northwest.

Siskiyou County

Our profile page for Somerset, Siskiyou County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,566 miles [2,520.2 km] to the Northwest.

Colorado

Gunnison County

Our profile page for Somerset, Gunnison County   [Map]

Distance: About 837 miles [1,347 km] to the Northwest.

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Somerset, Hillsborough County   [Map]

Distance: About 999 miles [1,607.7 km] to the East.

Georgia

Bulloch County

Our profile page for Somerset, Bulloch County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,024 miles [1,648 km] to the East Northeast.

Illinois

DuPage County

Our profile page for Somerset, DuPage County

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

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

McHenry County

Our profile page for Somerset, McHenry County

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

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

Saline County

Our profile page for Somerset, Saline County   [Map]

Distance: About 825 miles [1,327.7 km] to the Northeast.

Indiana

Wabash County

Our profile page for Somerset, Wabash County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,070 miles [1,722 km] to the Northeast.

Iowa

Warren County

Our profile page for Somerset, Warren County

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

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

Kansas

Miami County

Our profile page for Somerset, Miami County   [Map]

Distance: About 684 miles [1,100.8 km] to the North Northeast.

Kentucky

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Somerset, Pulaski County   [Map]

Distance: About 974 miles [1,567.5 km] to the Northeast.

Louisiana

Tensas Parish

Our profile page for Somerset, Tensas Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 485 miles [780.5 km] to the East Northeast.

Manitoba

Our profile page for Somerset   [Map]

Distance: About 1,393 miles [2,241.8 km] to the North.

Maryland

Anne Arundel County

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

Distance: About 1,427 miles [2,296.5 km] to the Northeast.

Calvert County

Our profile page for Somerset, Calvert County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,416 miles [2,278.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Carroll County

Our profile page for Somerset, Carroll County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,416 miles [2,278.8 km] to the Northeast.

Frederick County

Our profile page for Somerset, Frederick County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,390 miles [2,237 km] to the Northeast.

Howard County

Our profile page for Somerset, Howard County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,418 miles [2,282 km] to the Northeast.

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Somerset, Montgomery County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,399 miles [2,251.5 km] to the Northeast.

Worcester County

Our profile page for Somerset, Worcester County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,483 miles [2,386.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Massachusetts

Bristol County

Our profile page for Somerset, Bristol County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,761 miles [2,834.1 km] to the Northeast.

Michigan

Hillsdale County

Our profile page for Somerset, Hillsdale County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,190 miles [1,915.1 km] to the Northeast.

Missouri

Monroe County

Our profile page for Somerset, Monroe County

This community is historic.<9>

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

Ozark County

Our profile page for Somerset, Ozark County

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

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

Nebraska

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Somerset, Lincoln County   [Map]

Distance: About 810 miles [1,303.6 km] to the North.

New Jersey

Mercer County

Our profile page for Somerset, Mercer County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,543 miles [2,483.2 km] to the Northeast.

Passaic County

Our profile page for Somerset, Passaic County

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

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

Somerset County

Our profile page for Somerset, Somerset County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,567 miles [2,521.8 km] to the Northeast.

New York

Niagara County

Our profile page for Somerset, Niagara County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,476 miles [2,375.4 km] to the Northeast.

Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Somerset   [Map]

Distance: About 2,695 miles [4,337.2 km] to the Northeast.

North Carolina

Chowan County

Our profile page for Somerset, Chowan County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,370 miles [2,204.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Haywood County

Our profile page for Somerset, Haywood County

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

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

Person County

Our profile page for Somerset, Person County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,240 miles [1,995.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Somerset

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

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

Ohio

Perry County

Our profile page for Somerset, Perry County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,179 miles [1,897.4 km] to the Northeast.

Pennsylvania

Somerset County

Our profile page for Somerset, Somerset County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,333 miles [2,145.3 km] to the Northeast.

Vermont

Windham County

Our profile page for Somerset, Windham County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,706 miles [2,745.5 km] to the Northeast.

Virginia

Chesterfield County

Our profile page for Somerset, Chesterfield County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,342 miles [2,159.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Orange County

Our profile page for Somerset, Orange County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,323 miles [2,129.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Washington

King County

Our profile page for Somerset, King County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,780 miles [2,864.6 km] to the Northwest.

Wisconsin

Saint Croix County

Our profile page for Somerset, Saint Croix County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,145 miles [1,842.7 km] to the North Northeast.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Bexar County: www.co.bexar.tx.us/

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Somerset) 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 Somerset. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Somerset

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Somerset. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.2285, Longitude: -98.6567     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Somerset 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 Somerset 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 320.658 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 316.887 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 315.789 degrees.

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<7>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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<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 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 Somerset 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.

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<9>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 Somerset, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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