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

  • 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 Gneiss:
    • 35.133428, -83.281262
    • 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 Gneiss
  • 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 Gneiss ...

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.

  • Blossomtown [Macon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blossomtown
    • Blossomtown [Macon County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Gneiss
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blossomtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blossomtown
  • Dean [Macon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dean
    • Dean [Macon County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Gneiss
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dean have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dean
  • Franklin [Macon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
    • Franklin [Macon County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Gneiss
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,121 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklin<3>
  • Lickskillet [Macon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lickskillet
    • Lickskillet [Macon County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Gneiss
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lickskillet have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lickskillet
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    • Mountain Grove [Macon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Grove
      • Mountain Grove [Macon County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Gneiss
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Grove
    • Otto [Macon County]
    • Pumpkintown [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pumpkintown
      • Pumpkintown [Jackson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Gneiss
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pumpkintown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pumpkintown
    • Scaly Mountain [Macon County]
    • Shookville [Macon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shookville
      • Shookville [Macon County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Gneiss
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shookville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shookville
    • Tumblerville [Macon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tumblerville
      • Tumblerville [Macon County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Gneiss
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tumblerville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tumblerville
    • Union [Macon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Macon County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Gneiss
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union

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 Gneiss. 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • Marshall Grant     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Nantahala (North Carolina) on Saturday May 5, 1928 and died in Jonesboro (Arkansas) on Sunday August 7, 2011 at the age of 83. He is buried at Memorial Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Nantahala is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest of Gneiss.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marshall Grant<4>
    • Johnny Lane Oates     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Sylva (North Carolina) on Monday January 21, 1946 and died in Richmond (Virginia) on Friday December 24, 2004 at the age of 58. He is buried at Sunset Memorial Park (Chesterfield County, Virginia).
      • Sylva is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the north of Gneiss.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Johnny Lane Oates<4>

How Far From Gneiss to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Gneiss to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Franklin, which is the Seat of Macon County and lies just to the West Northwest.
    • Raleigh, which is the State Capital of North Carolina, lies 264 miles [424.9 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Gneiss to Raleigh, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 15 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 11 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 431 miles [693.6 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 17 days and walking would take 25 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,328 miles [10,183.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,033 miles [11,318.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,911 miles [7,903.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in North Carolina

About Macon County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Macon County: www.maconnc.org/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Gneiss) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gneiss. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.1334, Longitude: -83.2813       In this case, the coordinates for Gneiss 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Gneiss to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 311.645 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.174 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.496 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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