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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Somerset 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 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 to:

  • Seattle [Map], which is the Seat of King County, lies just to the West Northwest.
  • Olympia [Map], which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 50 miles [80.5 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could walk a straight line from Somerset to Olympia, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,312 miles [3,720.8 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take 5 days, a buggy would take 91 days and walking would take 132 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,773 miles [10,900.1 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,535 miles [12,126.4 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,657 miles [9,104.1 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Somerset ...

We have found 44 communities that share the name Somerset.

While the name Somerset is unique within Washington, we know of another 44 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Washington

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Alabama

Geneva County

Our profile page for Somerset, Geneva County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,220 miles [3,572.7 km] to the East Southeast

California

El Dorado County

Our profile page for Somerset, El Dorado County   [Map]
Distance: About 620 miles [997.8 km] to the South

Siskiyou County

Our profile page for Somerset, Siskiyou County   [Map]
Distance: About 394 miles [634.1 km] to the South

Colorado

Gunnison County

Our profile page for Somerset, Gunnison County   [Map]
Distance: About 946 miles [1,522.4 km] to the Southeast

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Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Somerset, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,526 miles [4,065.2 km] to the East Southeast

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Georgia

Bulloch County

Our profile page for Somerset, Bulloch County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,344 miles [3,772.3 km] to the East Southeast

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Illinois

DuPage County

Our profile page for Somerset, DuPage County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
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 1,826 miles [2,938.7 km] to the East

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Indiana

Wabash County

Our profile page for Somerset, Wabash County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,844 miles [2,967.6 km] to the East

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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.

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Kansas

Miami County

Our profile page for Somerset, Miami County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,503 miles [2,418.8 km] to the East Southeast

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Kentucky

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Somerset, Pulaski County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,025 miles [3,258.9 km] to the East

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Louisiana

Tensas Parish

Our profile page for Somerset, Tensas Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 1,933 miles [3,110.9 km] to the East Southeast

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Somerset   [Map]
Distance: About 1,078 miles [1,734.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Maryland

Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Somerset, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,322 miles [3,736.9 km] to the East

Calvert County

Our profile page for Somerset, Calvert County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,338 miles [3,762.6 km] to the East

Carroll County

Our profile page for Somerset, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,290 miles [3,685.4 km] to the East

Frederick County

Our profile page for Somerset, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,273 miles [3,658 km] to the East

Howard County

Our profile page for Somerset, Howard County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,308 miles [3,714.4 km] to the East

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Somerset, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,307 miles [3,712.8 km] to the East

Worcester County

Our profile page for Somerset, Worcester County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,416 miles [3,888.2 km] to the East

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Massachusetts

Bristol County

Our profile page for Somerset, Bristol County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,491 miles [4,008.9 km] to the East

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Michigan

Hillsdale County

Our profile page for Somerset, Hillsdale County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,870 miles [3,009.5 km] to the East

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Missouri

Monroe County

Our profile page for Somerset, Monroe County
This community is historic.<8>
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.

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Nebraska

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Somerset, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,147 miles [1,845.9 km] to the East Southeast

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New Jersey

Mercer County

Our profile page for Somerset, Mercer County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,367 miles [3,809.3 km] to the East

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 2,377 miles [3,825.4 km] to the East

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New York

Niagara County

Our profile page for Somerset, Niagara County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,103 miles [3,384.5 km] to the East

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Somerset   [Map]
Distance: About 3,053 miles [4,913.3 km] to the East Northeast

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North Carolina

Chowan County

Our profile page for Somerset, Chowan County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,442 miles [3,930 km] to the East

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 2,313 miles [3,722.4 km] to the East

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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.

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Ohio

Perry County

Our profile page for Somerset, Perry County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,036 miles [3,276.6 km] to the East

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Pennsylvania

Somerset County

Our profile page for Somerset, Somerset County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,180 miles [3,508.4 km] to the East

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Texas

Atascosa County

Our profile page for Somerset, Atascosa County
This community is historic.
Although located in Atascosa County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Bexar County

Our profile page for Somerset, Bexar County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,780 miles [2,864.6 km] to the Southeast

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Vermont

Windham County

Our profile page for Somerset, Windham County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,370 miles [3,814.1 km] to the East

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Virginia

Chesterfield County

Our profile page for Somerset, Chesterfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,351 miles [3,783.6 km] to the East

Orange County

Our profile page for Somerset, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,281 miles [3,670.9 km] to the East

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Wisconsin

Saint Croix County

Our profile page for Somerset, Saint Croix County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,406 miles [2,262.7 km] to the East

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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.

Clyde   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest of Somerset   [Map]
Clyde Hill   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Coal Creek   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Cougar Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Crossroads   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Hillman City (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Hilltop   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Kennydale   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
May Creek   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Mint Grove   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Moorland   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Robinswood   -   2 miles [3.2 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.

Edmund Turney Allen
  Aviation pioneer. He was born in Chicago (Illinois) on Saturday January 4, 1896 and died in Seattle (Washington) on Thursday February 18, 1943 at an age of 47. He was buried at Acacia Memorial Park (King County, Washington) [Map].

Seattle [Map] is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the west of Somerset

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edmund Turney Allen<9>
 
Andy Holm Anderson
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Bremerton (Washington) on Monday November 13, 1922 and died in Seattle (Washington) on Sunday July 18, 1982 at an age of 59.

Bremerton [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Somerset

Seattle [Map] is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the west of Somerset

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andy Holm Anderson
 
John Archer     (Born as Ralph Bowman)
  Actor. He was born in Osceola (Nebraska) on Saturday May 8, 1915 and died in Redmond (Washington) on Sunday December 5, 1999 at an age of 84.

Redmond [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north of Somerset

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Archer
 
Earl Averill     (Howard Earl Averill)
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Snohomish (Washington) on Wednesday May 21, 1902 and died in Everett (Washington) on Tueday August 16, 1983 at an age of 81.

Snohomish [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Somerset

Everett [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Somerset

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Averill
 
Earl Douglas Averill, Jr.
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Cleveland (Ohio) on Wednesday September 9, 1931 and died in Tacoma (Washington) on Wednesday May 13, 2015 at an age of 83.

Tacoma [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Somerset

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Douglas Averill, Jr.
 
Carlos Bulosan
  Writer, poet, activist. He was born in Binalonan (Philippines) [Map] on Monday November 24, 1913 and died in Seattle (Washington) on Thursday September 13, 1956 at an age of 42. He was buried at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery (King County, Washington) [Map].

Seattle [Map] is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the west of Somerset

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carlos Bulosan
 
Tom Catlin
  Professional football. He was born in Ponca City (Oklahoma) on Tueday September 8, 1931 and died in Seattle (Washington) on Saturday June 7, 2008 at an age of 76.

Seattle [Map] is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the west of Somerset

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tom Catlin
 
Bing Crosby
  Singer, Oscar winning actor. He was born in Tacoma (Washington) on Sunday May 3, 1903 and died in Madrid (Spain) [Map] on Friday October 14, 1977 at an age of 74.

Tacoma [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Somerset

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bing Crosby
 
LeRoy Arthur 'Roy' Grover
  Professional baseball. He was born in Snohomish (Washington) on Sunday January 17, 1892 and died in Milwaukie (Oregon) on Monday February 6, 1978 at an age of 86.

Snohomish [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Somerset

Find-A-Grave Memorial: LeRoy Arthur 'Roy' Grover
 
Joseph Henry 'Bad Joe' Hall
  Professional hockey. He was born in Staffordshire (England) [Map] on Wednesday May 3, 1882 and died in Seattle (Washington) on Saturday April 5, 1919 at an age of 36.

Seattle [Map] is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the west of Somerset

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph Henry 'Bad Joe' Hall
 
Russell Johnson     (Russell David Russell)
  Actor. He was born in Ashley (Pennsylvania) on Monday November 10, 1924 and died in Bainbridge Island (Washington) on Thursday January 16, 2014 at an age of 89.

Bainbridge Island [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the west of Somerset

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Russell Johnson
 
Buddy Wayne Knox
  Singer, songwriter. He was born in Happy (Texas) on Thursday July 20, 1933 and died in Bremerton (Washington) on Sunday February 14, 1999 at an age of 65. He was buried at Dreamland Cemetery (Randall County, Texas) [Map].

Bremerton [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Somerset

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Buddy Wayne Knox
 
Gypsy Rose Lee     (Born as Rose Louise Hovick)
  Actress, striper, author, playwright. She was born in Seattle (Washington) on Thursday January 8, 1914 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Sunday April 26, 1970 at an age of 56. She was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Seattle [Map] is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the west of Somerset

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gypsy Rose Lee

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Somerset. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Somerset) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Somerset. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.5654, Longitude: -122.1568     [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 340.726 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 342.256 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 327.646 degrees.

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<7>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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<8>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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<9>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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