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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 John Ross Estates, we use the following websites to find information relevant to John Ross Estates and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • 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 John Ross Estates:
    • 34.976464, -85.279123
    • 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 John Ross Estates
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near John Ross Estates ...

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.

  • Cannon Crossing [Walker County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cannon Crossing
    • Cannon Crossing [Walker County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of John Ross Estates
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cannon Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cannon Crossing
  • Castle Park [Hamilton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castle Park
    • Castle Park [Hamilton County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of John Ross Estates
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Castle Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castle Park
  • Cedar Hill [Hamilton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Hill
    • Cedar Hill [Hamilton County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of John Ross Estates
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Hill
  • Cloud Springs [Catoosa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cloud Springs
    • Cloud Springs [Catoosa County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of John Ross Estates
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cloud Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cloud Springs
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    • Dickey [Walker County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dickey
      • Dickey [Walker County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of John Ross Estates
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dickey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Fantasy Hills [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fantasy Hills
      • Fantasy Hills [Walker County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of John Ross Estates
      • Estimated population in 2019: 316 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fantasy Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fantasy Hills
    • Green Acres [Catoosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Acres
      • Green Acres [Catoosa County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of John Ross Estates
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Acres
    • Happy Valley [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Happy Valley
      • Happy Valley [Walker County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of John Ross Estates
      • Estimated population in 2019: 192 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Happy Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Happy Valley
    • Lakeview [Catoosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeview
      • Lakeview [Catoosa County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of John Ross Estates
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeview
    • Mission Oaks [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mission Oaks
      • Mission Oaks [Hamilton County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of John Ross Estates
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mission Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mission Oaks
    • Oak Grove [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Hamilton County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of John Ross Estates
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Orchard Hills [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orchard Hills
      • Orchard Hills [Walker County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of John Ross Estates
      • Estimated population in 2019: 232 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orchard Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orchard Hills
    • Park City [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park City
      • Park City [Walker County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of John Ross Estates
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park City
    • Piney Woods [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piney Woods
      • Piney Woods [Hamilton County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of John Ross Estates
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Piney Woods have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piney Woods
    • Poindexter Heights [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poindexter Heights
      • Poindexter Heights [Hamilton County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of John Ross Estates
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poindexter Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poindexter Heights
    • Regency Place [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Regency Place
      • Regency Place [Hamilton County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of John Ross Estates
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Regency Place have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Regency Place
    • Ridgedale [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgedale
      • Ridgedale [Hamilton County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of John Ross Estates
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ridgedale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgedale

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 John Ross Estates. 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.

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    • Joseph William 'Joe' Engel     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Washington, DC on March 12, 1893 (a Sunday) and died in Chattanooga (TN) on June 12, 1969 (a Thursday) at the age of 76. He is buried at Forest Hills Cemetery (Hamilton County, Tennessee).
      • Chattanooga is located 5 miles [8 km] to the north of John Ross Estates.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph William 'Joe' Engel<3>
    • Cal Ermer     (Major League Baseball)
      • Full name: Calvin Coolidge Ermer
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Baltimore (MD) on November 10, 1923 (a Saturday) and died in Chattanooga (TN) on August 8, 2009 (a Saturday) at the age of 85. He is buried at Chattanooga National Cemetery (Hamilton County, Tennessee).
      • Chattanooga is located 5 miles [8 km] to the north of John Ross Estates.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cal Ermer<3>
    • Marshall Lon Freeman     (Singer)
    • James Harle 'Jimmy' Johnston     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Cleveland (TN) on December 10, 1889 (a Tueday) and died in Chattanooga (TN) on February 14, 1967 (a Tueday) at the age of 77. He is buried at Forest Hills Cemetery (Hamilton County, Tennessee).
      • Cleveland is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of John Ross Estates.
      • Chattanooga is located 5 miles [8 km] to the north of John Ross Estates.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Harle 'Jimmy' Johnston<3>
    • Ralph Emerson McGill     (Social activist)
      • Social activist. He was born in Soddy (TN) on February 5, 1898 (a Saturday) and died in Atlanta (GA) on February 3, 1969 (a Monday) at the age of 71. He is buried at Westview Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Soddy is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the north of John Ross Estates.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ralph Emerson McGill<3>
    • Jobyna Ralston     (Actress)
    • Garrard Sliger 'Buster' Ramsey     (Professional football)
    • Bessie Smith     (Musician)
      • Musician. She was born in Chattanooga (TN) on April 15, 1894 (a Sunday) and died in Clarksdale (MS) on September 26, 1937 (a Sunday) at the age of 43. She is buried at Mt. Lawn Cemetery (Delaware County, Pennsylvania).
      • Chattanooga is located 5 miles [8 km] to the north of John Ross Estates.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bessie Smith<3>
    • Valaida Snow     (Musician, singer, actress)
      • Musician, singer, actress. She was born in Chattanooga (TN) on June 2, 1905 (a Friday) and died in New York (NY) on May 30, 1956 (a Wednesday) at the age of 50. She is buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Hamilton County, Tennessee).
      • Chattanooga is located 5 miles [8 km] to the north of John Ross Estates.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Valaida Snow<3>
    • Leon Lamar 'Daddy Wags' Wagner     (Major League Baseball)

How Far From John Ross Estates 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 John Ross Estates to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • LaFayette, which is the Seat of Walker County and lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south. If you could walk a straight line from John Ross Estates to LaFayette, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over 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.
    • Atlanta, which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies 98 miles [157.7 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 529 miles [851.3 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 21 days and walking would take 30 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,419 miles [10,330.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,129 miles [11,473 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,005 miles [8,054.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Walker County: www.co.walker.ga.us/

The official website for State of Georgia: https://georgia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- John Ross Estates) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in John Ross Estates. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9765, Longitude: -85.2791       In this case, the coordinates for John Ross Estates have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 John Ross Estates to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 312.833 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.517 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.346 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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