A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Sommers Mill, Texas
Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Sommers Mill.
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 Sommers Mill, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Sommers Mill and the surrounding area.
Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:
The National Weather Service forecast for Sommers Mill and surrounding area.
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 Sommers Mill. 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 Sommers Mill.
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 Bell County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
The Bell County sighting report from eBird.
Since Sommers Mill is near Williamson County and also Milam County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:
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 Sommers Mill.
How Far From Sommers Mill 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 Sommers Mill to various places of note, such as the White House.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Sommers Mill and extending to:
Curious and Interesting Names Near Sommers Mill ...
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.
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 Sommers Mill. 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.
Tex Avery (Born as Fred Bean Avery)
Animator. He was born in Taylor (Texas) on Wednesday February 26, 1908 and died in Burbank (California) on Tueday August 26, 1980 at an age of 72. He was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].
Major League Baseball. He was born in Sparks (Texas) on Sunday April 9, 1905 and died in Mission (Texas) on Tueday September 15, 1981 at an age of 76. He was buried at Palm Valley Memorial Gardens (Hidalgo County, Texas) [Map].
Virgil Lewis Johnson
Singer, songwriter. He was born in Cameron (Texas) on Sunday December 29, 1935 and died in Lubbock (Texas) on Sunday February 24, 2013 at an age of 77. He was buried at City of Lubbock Cemetery (Lubbock County, Texas) [Map].
Terry Knight (Born as Richard Terrance Knapp)
Musician. He was born in Flint (Michigan) on Friday April 9, 1943 and died in Temple (Texas) on Monday November 1, 2004 at an age of 61. He was buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery (Lapeer County, Michigan) [Map].
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sommers Mill. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Bell County: www.bellcountytx.com/
The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/
Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.
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This page was last modified: 18 Nov 2019