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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 Mountain Home, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Mountain Home 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 Mountain Home:
    • 35.575126, -81.845656
    • 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 Mountain Home
  • 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

Communities Also Named Mountain Home ...

We have found twelve communities that share the name Mountain Home.

There is one other community in North Carolina which is also named Mountain Home.

Beyond North Carolina, we know of another eleven communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Located In North Carolina ...
    • Henderson County
      • This Mountain Home is located in Henderson County and lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Mountain Home that is located in McDowell County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Home
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Henderson County community of Mountain Home.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Lawrence County
      • This Mountain Home is located in Lawrence County and lies 313 miles [503.7 km]<1> to the west of the Mountain Home that is located in McDowell County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Home
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lawrence County community of Mountain Home.
    • Arkansas
      • Baxter County
      • This Mountain Home is located in Baxter County and lies 591 miles [951.1 km]<1> to the west of the Mountain Home that is located in McDowell County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Home
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Baxter County community of Mountain Home.
      • White County
      • This Mountain Home is located in White County and lies 560 miles [901.2 km] to the west of the Mountain Home that is located in McDowell County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Home
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the White County community of Mountain Home.
    • California
      • Santa Clara County
      • This Mountain Home is located in Santa Clara County and lies 2,207 miles [3,551.8 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Mountain Home that is located in McDowell County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Home
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Santa Clara County community of Mountain Home.
      • Tulare County
      • This Mountain Home is located in Tulare County and lies 2,048 miles [3,295.9 km] to the west northwest of the Mountain Home that is located in McDowell County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Home
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tulare County community of Mountain Home.
    • Idaho
      • Elmore County
      • This Mountain Home is located in Elmore County and lies 1,867 miles [3,004.6 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Mountain Home that is located in McDowell County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Home
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Elmore County community of Mountain Home.
      • Latah County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Idaho community of Mountain Home [Latah County].
    • Tennessee
      • Washington County
      • This Mountain Home is located in Washington County and lies 58 miles [93.3 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Mountain Home that is located in McDowell County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Home
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Mountain Home.
    • Texas
      • Kerr County
      • This Mountain Home is located in Kerr County and lies 1,081 miles [1,739.7 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Mountain Home that is located in McDowell County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Home
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kerr County community of Mountain Home.
    • Utah
      • Duchesne County
      • This Mountain Home is located in Duchesne County and lies 1,581 miles [2,544.4 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Mountain Home that is located in McDowell County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Home
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Duchesne County community of Mountain Home.
    • Wyoming
      • Albany County
      • This Mountain Home is located in Albany County and lies 1,365 miles [2,196.8 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Mountain Home that is located in McDowell County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Home
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Albany County community of Mountain Home.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Mountain Home ...

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.

  • Chambers [Burke County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chambers
    • Chambers [Burke County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Mountain Home
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chambers have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Cuba [Rutherford County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cuba
    • Cuba [Rutherford County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Mountain Home
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cuba have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Golden [Rutherford County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Golden
    • Golden [Rutherford County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Mountain Home
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Golden have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Hardaway [Burke County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hardaway
    • Hardaway [Burke County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Mountain Home
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hardaway have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (10 more) ...
    • Jacktown [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jacktown
      • Jacktown [McDowell County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Mountain Home
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jacktown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jacktown
    • Marion [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
      • Marion [McDowell County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Mountain Home
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,937 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marion have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marion<4>
    • New Home [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Home
      • New Home [Burke County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Mountain Home
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Home have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Home
    • Parkhill [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkhill
      • Parkhill [Burke County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Mountain Home
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkhill
    • Stumptown [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stumptown
      • Stumptown [McDowell County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Mountain Home
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stumptown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stumptown
    • Sugar Hill [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Hill
      • Sugar Hill [McDowell County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Mountain Home
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Hill
    • Sunshine [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunshine
      • Sunshine [Rutherford County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Mountain Home
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunshine have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunshine
    • Thermal City [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thermal City
      • Thermal City [Rutherford County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Mountain Home
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thermal City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thermal City
    • Trio [Rutherford County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trio
      • Trio [Rutherford County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Mountain Home
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trio have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Union Mills [Rutherford County]

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 Mountain Home. 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 ...
    • Forrest Harrill 'Smoky' Burgess     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Caroleen (NC) on February 6, 1927 (a Sunday) and died in Rutherfordton (NC) on September 15, 1991 (a Sunday) at the age of 64. He is buried at Sunset Memorial Park (Rutherford County, North Carolina).
      • Caroleen is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the south of Mountain Home.
      • Rutherfordton is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest of Mountain Home.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Forrest Harrill 'Smoky' Burgess<5>
    • Donald Eugene Gibson     (Songwriter, musician)
      • Songwriter, musician. He was born in Shelby (NC) on April 3, 1928 (a Tueday) and died in Nashville (TN) on November 17, 2003 (a Monday) at the age of 75. He is buried at Sunset Cemetery (Cleveland County, North Carolina).
      • Shelby is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Mountain Home.
    • Eddie Jackson     (Singer)
    • Earl Scruggs     (Musician)
      • Full name: Earl Eugene Scruggs
      • Musician. He was born in Flint Hill (NC) on January 6, 1924 (a Sunday) and died in Nashville (TN) on March 28, 2012 (a Wednesday) at the age of 88. He is buried at Spring Hill Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee).
      • Flint Hill is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Mountain Home.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Scruggs<5>

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic community of Mountain Home once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Mountain Home and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Marion, which is the Seat of McDowell County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Mountain Home to Marion, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Raleigh, which is the State Capital of North Carolina, lies 180 miles [289.7 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 349 miles [561.7 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 14 days and walking would take 20 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,247 miles [10,053.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,950 miles [11,184.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,828 miles [7,769.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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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- Mountain Home) 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 Mountain Home. 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 Mountain HomeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mountain Home. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.5751, Longitude: -81.8457       In this case, the coordinates for Mountain Home have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Mountain Home, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Mountain Home to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.807 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.274 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.798 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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