Location of Somers in Kenosha County, Wisconsin
|• Total||25.274 sq mi (65.46 km2)|
|• Land||25.257 sq mi (65.42 km2)|
|• Water||0.017 sq mi (0.044 km2)|
|Elevation||679 ft (207 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||331/sq mi (127.8/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1584173|
The village of Somers was incorporated on April 24, 2015, following a local election that favored incorporation. While the village originally only included the eastern half of the town's former boundaries, it now includes almost all of the original town; the remainder is still a town and is slated to become part of Kenosha by 2035.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 25.274 square miles (65.46 km2), of which 25.257 square miles (65.42 km2) are land and 0.017 square miles (0.044 km2) are water.
Berryville is a residential and business community located in the eastern part of the village, at the intersection of Kenosha County Highway A (7th Street) and Highway 32 (Sheridan Road). The community was named for the proliferation of strawberry farms in the area. The Berryville School was a community fixture into the 1980s, when it was demolished for new housing. Adjacent to the school to the south was the Mid-City Outdoor Theatre (1948-1984), one of Wisconsin's first drive-in theatres.
- Shoreland Lutheran High School is a private Christian high school of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS).
- The University of Wisconsin–Parkside is located in the village.
- William H. Flett, Wisconsin legislator
- Margaret Landon, author of Anna and the King of Siam
- Drue Leyton, actress, writer, member of the French Resistance
- Conrad Shearer, Wisconsin legislator
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- United States Postal Service. "USPS - Look Up a ZIP Code". Retrieved June 25, 2017.
- Brines, Jon (24 May 2015). "Somers Village Board gets off to rocky start". Retrieved 15 June 2017.
- "Incorporation". Village and Town of Somers. Retrieved June 25, 2017.
- Proposed Village Incorporation (PDF) (Map). Town of Somers. February 23, 2015. Retrieved June 25, 2017.
- Somers Town & Village Boundaries (PDF) (Map). Village and Town of Somers. Retrieved June 25, 2017.
- "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files: County Subdivisions - Wisconsin". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved June 25, 2017.
- Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 44.
- Kenosha Placenames
- 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1911,' Biographical Sketch of William H. Flett, pg. 648
- 'Drue Leyton; Actress, Member of the French Resistance,' Los Angeles Times, February 11, 1997
- 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1923,' Biographical Sketch of Conrad Shearer, pg. 625