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The location of Nashville









Introduction ...

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

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 Nashville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Nashville and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Nashville and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

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 Nashville. 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 Nashville.

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 Jackson County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Jackson County sighting report from eBird.

Since Nashville is near Clinton County and also Jones County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Clinton County

Sighting report for Jones County

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:

The Waymark.com website, centered on Nashville.

How Far From Nashville 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 community such as Nashville to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Nashville and extending to:

  • Maquoketa [Map], which is the Seat of Jackson County, lies just to the East.
  • Des Moines [Map], which is the State Capital of Iowa, lies 149 miles [239.8 km] to the West (W). If you could drive a straight line from Nashville to Des Moines, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 753 miles [1,211.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 43 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,286 miles [10,116.3 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 7,031 miles [11,315.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,922 miles [7,921.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Nashville ...

We have found 33 communities that share the name Nashville.

While the name Nashville is unique within Iowa, we know of another 33 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Iowa

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Arkansas

Howard County

Our profile page for Nashville, Howard County   [Map]

Distance: About 584 miles [939.9 km] to the South Southwest.

California

El Dorado County

Our profile page for Nashville, El Dorado County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,592 miles [2,562.1 km] to the West.

Georgia

Berrien County

Our profile page for Nashville, Berrien County   [Map]

Distance: About 857 miles [1,379.2 km] to the South Southeast.

Idaho

Franklin County

Our profile page for Nashville, Franklin County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,075 miles [1,730 km] to the West.

Illinois

Washington County

Our profile page for Nashville, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 267 miles [429.7 km] to the South Southeast.

Indiana

Brown County

Our profile page for Nashville, Brown County   [Map]

Distance: About 309 miles [497.3 km] to the Southeast.

Hancock County

Our profile page for Nashville, Hancock County   [Map]

Distance: About 304 miles [489.2 km] to the East Southeast.

Kansas

Coffey County

Our profile page for Nashville, Coffey County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

Although located in Coffey County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Kingman County

Our profile page for Nashville, Kingman County   [Map]

Distance: About 515 miles [828.8 km] to the Southwest.

Maine

Aroostook County

Our profile page for Nashville, Aroostook County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Aroostook County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Michigan

Barry County

Our profile page for Nashville, Barry County   [Map]

Distance: About 292 miles [469.9 km] to the East.

Minnesota

Grant County

Our profile page for Nashville, Grant County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Grant County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Mississippi

Lowndes County

Our profile page for Nashville, Lowndes County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 617 miles [993 km] to the South Southeast.

Missouri

Barton County

Our profile page for Nashville, Barton County   [Map]

Distance: About 378 miles [608.3 km] to the South Southwest.

Boone County

Our profile page for Nashville, Boone County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 239 miles [384.6 km] to the South Southwest.

Nebraska

Washington County

Our profile page for Nashville, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 272 miles [437.7 km] to the West.

Nevada

Washoe County

Our profile page for Nashville, Washoe County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,515 miles [2,438.2 km] to the West.

New York

Chautauqua County

Our profile page for Nashville, Chautauqua County   [Map]

Distance: About 598 miles [962.4 km] to the East.

Niagara County

Our profile page for Nashville, Niagara County   [Map]

Distance: About 609 miles [980.1 km] to the East.

North Carolina

Nash County

Our profile page for Nashville, Nash County   [Map]

Distance: About 805 miles [1,295.5 km] to the East Southeast.

Ohio

Darke County

Our profile page for Nashville, Darke County   [Map]

Distance: About 342 miles [550.4 km] to the East Southeast.

Holmes County

Our profile page for Nashville, Holmes County   [Map]

Distance: About 460 miles [740.3 km] to the East.

Miami County

Our profile page for Nashville, Miami County   [Map]

Distance: About 368 miles [592.2 km] to the East Southeast.

Ontario

Our profile page for Nashville

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.

Oregon

Benton County

Our profile page for Nashville, Benton County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Benton County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Nashville, Lincoln County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,646 miles [2,649 km] to the West Northwest.

Pennsylvania

Indiana County

Our profile page for Nashville, Indiana County   [Map]

Distance: About 619 miles [996.2 km] to the East.

York County

Our profile page for Nashville, York County   [Map]

Distance: About 740 miles [1,190.9 km] to the East.

South Dakota

Harding County

Our profile page for Nashville, Harding County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Harding County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Tennessee

Davidson County

Our profile page for Nashville, Davidson County   [Map]

Distance: About 459 miles [738.7 km] to the South Southeast.

Texas

Milam County

Our profile page for Nashville, Milam County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 841 miles [1,353.5 km] to the South Southwest.

Vermont

Chittenden County

Our profile page for Nashville, Chittenden County   [Map]

Distance: About 910 miles [1,464.5 km] to the East Northeast.

Wisconsin

Forest County

Our profile page for Nashville, Forest County   [Map]

Distance: About 254 miles [408.8 km] to the North Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Nashville ...

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.

Clay Mills   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest of Nashville   [Map]

Cottonville   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Crab Town   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Garry Owen   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the North   [Map]

Ironhills   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]

Lost Nation   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Otter Creek   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the North   [Map]

Petersville   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Temple Hill   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Wyoming   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Iowa

About Jackson County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nashville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.0625, Longitude: -90.7837     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Nashville 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 Nashville 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 316.553 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.774 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.096 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 Nashville 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 Nashville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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