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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Lookout Mountain 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 Lookout Mountain to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Lookout Mountain to:

  • LaFayette [Map], which is the Seat of Walker County, lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Lookout Mountain to LaFayette, with an average speed<2> 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 6 hours.
  • Atlanta [Map], which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies 100 miles [160.9 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 [Map]) is 532 miles [856.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 21 days and walking would take 31 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,422 miles [10,335.2 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 7,133 miles [11,479.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,009 miles [8,061.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Lookout Mountain ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Lookout Mountain.

While the name Lookout Mountain is unique within Georgia, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Georgia


Maricopa County

Our profile page for Lookout Mountain, Maricopa County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,519 miles [2,444.6 km] to the West


Jefferson County

Our profile page for Lookout Mountain, Jefferson County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Jefferson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.


Chautauqua County

Our profile page for Lookout Mountain, Chautauqua County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Chautauqua County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.


Hamilton County

Our profile page for Lookout Mountain, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About Less than 2 miles to the North Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Lookout Mountain ...

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.

Cannon Crossing   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East of Lookout Mountain   [Map]
Cedar Hill (TN)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Dickey (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Eagle Cliff   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Fantasy Hills   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Green Hills   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Happy Valley   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Hooker   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Lookout Mountain (TN)   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Moons   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Mountain View   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Orchard Hills   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Piney Woods (TN)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Rock City   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Ruby Falls (TN)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Wildwood   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [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 Lookout Mountain. 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.

Cal Ermer     (Calvin Coolidge Ermer)
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Baltimore (Maryland) on Saturday November 10, 1923 and died in Chattanooga (Tennessee) on Saturday August 8, 2009 at an age of 85. He was buried at Chattanooga National Cemetery (Hamilton County, Tennessee) [Map].

Chattanooga [Map] is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast of Lookout Mountain

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cal Ermer<8>
Bessie Smith
  Musician. She was born in Chattanooga (Tennessee) on Sunday April 15, 1894 and died in Clarksdale (Mississippi) on Sunday September 26, 1937 at an age of 43. She was buried at Mt. Lawn Cemetery (Delaware County, Pennsylvania) [Map].

Chattanooga [Map] is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast of Lookout Mountain

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bessie Smith

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lookout Mountain. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9771, Longitude: -85.3579     [Map].

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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 Lookout Mountain 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 312.88 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.572 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.378 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 Lookout Mountain 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>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:

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