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Amerene, Tennessee

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Amerene 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 Amerene 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<1> community of Amerene once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Amerene to:

  • Maryville [Map], which is the Seat of Blount County, lies just to the West Southwest.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 163 miles [262.3 km] to the West (W). If you could drive a straight line from Amerene to Nashville, with an average speed<3>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 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 434 miles [698.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 17 days and walking would take 25 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,325 miles [10,179.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,034 miles [11,320.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,910 miles [7,901.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Amerene ...

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.

Bank (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North of Amerene   [Map]
Blockhouse   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Cave Mill   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Cold Springs   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Everett Heights   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Heritage Hills   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Law Chapel   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Maryville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Meadowbrook   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Mountain Trace   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Notime (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Peppermint Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Rockgardens   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Rocky Branch   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Summit Hills   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Twelve Oaks   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Wildwood   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [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 Amerene. 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.

David Glenn Douglas
  Professional football. He was born in Spring City (Tennessee) on Wednesday March 20, 1963 and died in Maryville (Tennessee) on Saturday February 27, 2016 at an age of 52.

Maryville [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the west of Amerene

Find-A-Grave Memorial: David Glenn Douglas<8>
Paul 'Duke' Hogue, Sr.
  Professional basketball. He was born in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Sunday April 28, 1940 and died in Cincinnati (Ohio) on Monday August 17, 2009 at an age of 69. He was buried at Cemetery of Spring Grove (Hamilton County, Ohio) [Map].

Knoxville [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the north of Amerene

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul 'Duke' Hogue, Sr.
Billy Meyer
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Thursday January 14, 1892 and died in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Sunday March 31, 1957 at an age of 65. He was buried at Lynnhurst Cemetery (Knox County, Tennessee) [Map].

Knoxville [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the north of Amerene

Knoxville [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the north of Amerene

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Meyer
Garrard Sliger 'Buster' Ramsey
  Professional football. He was born in Townsend (Tennessee) on Tueday March 16, 1920 and died in Signal Hills (Tennessee) on Sunday September 16, 2007 at an age of 87. He was buried at Grandview Cemetery (Blount County, Tennessee) [Map].

Townsend [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast of Amerene

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Garrard Sliger 'Buster' Ramsey
Alvin 'Junior' Samples, Jr.
  Comedian, actor. He was born in Cumming (Georgia) on Tueday August 10, 1926 and died in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Sunday November 13, 1983 at an age of 57. He was buried at Sawnee View Gardens (Forsyth County, Georgia) [Map].

Knoxville [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the north of Amerene

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alvin 'Junior' Samples, Jr.
Joe Earl Stuart, Jr.
  Musician. He was born in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Tueday February 7, 1928 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Sunday September 13, 1987 at an age of 59.

Knoxville [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the north of Amerene

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Earl Stuart, Jr.
John 'Big John' Tate
  Professional boxer. He was born in Marion (Arkansas) on Saturday January 29, 1955 and died in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Thursday April 9, 1998 at an age of 43. He was buried at Edmondson Cemetery (Crittenden County, Arkansas) [Map].

Knoxville [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the north of Amerene

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John 'Big John' Tate

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Tennessee

About Blount County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Blount County:

The official website for State of Tennessee:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Amerene, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Amerene. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Amerene) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Amerene. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.7659, Longitude: -83.8968     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Amerene have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Amerene to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 312.025 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.70 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.577 degrees.

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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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