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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 Anderson, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Anderson 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 Anderson:
    • 36.172842, -85.234690
    • 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 Anderson
  • 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 Anderson ...

We have found 69 communities that share the name Anderson.

There are four communities within Tennessee that are also named Anderson.

Beyond Tennessee, we know of another 65 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 65 communities, 66 are located in the United States and four are in Canada.

  • Communities Located In Tennessee ...
    • Coffee County
      • This Anderson is located in Coffee County and lies 76 miles [122.3 km]<1> to the southwest of the Anderson that is located in Overton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anderson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Coffee County community of Anderson.
    • Franklin County
      • This Anderson is located in Franklin County and lies 89 miles [143.2 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Anderson that is located in Overton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anderson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Anderson.
    • Hamilton County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Anderson [Hamilton County].
    • Sullivan County
      • This Anderson is located in Sullivan County and lies 163 miles [262.3 km]<1> to the east of the Anderson that is located in Overton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anderson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sullivan County community of Anderson.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Cherokee County
      • This Anderson is located in Cherokee County and lies 139 miles [223.7 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Anderson that is located in Overton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anderson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cherokee County community of Anderson.
      • Etowah County
      • This Anderson is located in Etowah County and lies 150 miles [241.4 km] to the south southwest of the Anderson that is located in Overton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anderson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Etowah County community of Anderson.
      • Lauderdale County
      • This Anderson is located in Lauderdale County and lies 143 miles [230.1 km] to the southwest of the Anderson that is located in Overton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anderson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lauderdale County community of Anderson.
    • Alaska
      • This Anderson lies 3,226 miles [5,191.7 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Anderson that is located in Overton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anderson
    • Arkansas
      • Izard County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Anderson [Izard County].
      • Pike County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Anderson [Pike County].
      • Scott County
      • This Anderson is located in Scott County and lies 506 miles [814.3 km]<1> to the west of the Anderson that is located in Overton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anderson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Scott County community of Anderson.
    • British Columbia
      • This Anderson lies 2,123 miles [3,416.6 km]<1> to the northwest of the Anderson that is located in Overton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anderson
    • California
      • Shasta County
      • This Anderson is located in Shasta County and lies 2,014 miles [3,241.2 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Anderson that is located in Overton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anderson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Shasta County community of Anderson.
    • Georgia
      • Chatham County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Anderson [Chatham County].
      • Johnson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Anderson [Johnson County].
      • Laurens County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Anderson [Laurens County].
      • Lowndes County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Anderson [Lowndes County].
      • Randolph County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Anderson [Randolph County].
      • Walton County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Anderson [Walton County].
      • Whitfield County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Anderson [Whitfield County].
    • Idaho
      • Franklin County
      • This Anderson is located in Franklin County and lies 1,481 miles [2,383.4 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Anderson that is located in Overton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anderson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Anderson.
    • Illinois
      • Cass County
      • This Anderson is located in Cass County and lies 375 miles [603.5 km]<1> to the northwest of the Anderson that is located in Overton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anderson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cass County community of Anderson.
      • Macoupin County
      • This Anderson is located in Macoupin County and lies 333 miles [535.9 km] to the northwest of the Anderson that is located in Overton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anderson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Macoupin County community of Anderson.
    • Indiana
      • Madison County
      • This Anderson is located in Madison County and lies 271 miles [436.1 km]<1> to the north of the Anderson that is located in Overton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anderson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Anderson.
    • Iowa
      • Fremont County
      • This Anderson is located in Fremont County and lies 644 miles [1,036.4 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Anderson that is located in Overton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anderson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fremont County community of Anderson.
    • Kansas
      • Pratt County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Anderson [Pratt County].
      • Smith County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Anderson [Smith County].
    • Kentucky
      • Logan County
      • This Anderson is located in Logan County and lies 104 miles [167.4 km]<1> to the northwest of the Anderson that is located in Overton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anderson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Logan County community of Anderson.
      • Todd County
      • This Anderson is located in Todd County and lies 113 miles [181.9 km] to the west northwest of the Anderson that is located in Overton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anderson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Todd County community of Anderson.
    • Louisiana
      • Bienville Parish
      • This Anderson is located in Bienville Parish and lies 527 miles [848.1 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Anderson that is located in Overton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anderson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bienville Parish community of Anderson.
    • Michigan
      • Livingston County
      • This Anderson is located in Livingston County and lies 439 miles [706.5 km]<1> to the north of the Anderson that is located in Overton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anderson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Livingston County community of Anderson.
      • Marquette County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Anderson [Marquette County].
      • Menominee County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Anderson [Menominee County].
      • Midland County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Anderson [Midland County].
      • Montmorency County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Anderson [Montmorency County].
      • Osceola County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Anderson [Osceola County].
      • Otsego County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Anderson [Otsego County].
      • Sanilac County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Anderson [Sanilac County].
    • Mississippi
      • Madison County
      • This Anderson is located in Madison County and lies 379 miles [609.9 km]<1> to the southwest of the Anderson that is located in Overton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anderson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Anderson.
    • Missouri
      • McDonald County
      • This Anderson is located in McDonald County and lies 512 miles [824 km]<1> to the west of the Anderson that is located in Overton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anderson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McDonald County community of Anderson.
      • Putnam County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Putnam County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Putnam County community of Anderson.
    • Montana
      • Beaverhead County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Beaverhead County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Beaverhead County community of Anderson.
      • Roosevelt County
      • This Anderson is located in Roosevelt County and lies 1,304 miles [2,098.6 km]<1> to the northwest of the Anderson that is located in Overton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anderson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Roosevelt County community of Anderson.
    • Nevada
      • Elko County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nevada community of Anderson [Elko County].
      • Washoe County
      • This community is historic and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nevada community of Anderson [Washoe County].
    • New Jersey
      • Warren County
      • This Anderson is located in Warren County and lies 641 miles [1,031.6 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Anderson that is located in Overton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anderson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Warren County community of Anderson.
    • New York
      • Sullivan County
      • This Anderson is located in Sullivan County and lies 688 miles [1,107.2 km]<1> to the northeast of the Anderson that is located in Overton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anderson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sullivan County community of Anderson.
    • North Carolina
      • Caswell County
      • This Anderson is located in Caswell County and lies 328 miles [527.9 km]<1> to the east of the Anderson that is located in Overton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anderson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Caswell County community of Anderson.
      • Dare County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Anderson [Dare County].
    • Ohio
      • Ashtabula County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Anderson [Ashtabula County].
      • Erie County
      • This Anderson is located in Erie County and lies 388 miles [624.4 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Anderson that is located in Overton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anderson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Erie County community of Anderson.
      • Ross County
      • This Anderson is located in Ross County and lies 249 miles [400.7 km] to the north northeast of the Anderson that is located in Overton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anderson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ross County community of Anderson.
    • Oklahoma
      • Lincoln County
      • This Anderson is located in Lincoln County and lies 656 miles [1,055.7 km]<1> to the west of the Anderson that is located in Overton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anderson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lincoln County community of Anderson.
      • Pottawatomie County
      • This Anderson is located in Pottawatomie County and lies 663 miles [1,067 km] to the west of the Anderson that is located in Overton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anderson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pottawatomie County community of Anderson.
    • Ontario
      • This Anderson lies 705 miles [1,134.6 km]<1> to the northeast of the Anderson that is located in Overton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anderson
    • Oregon
      • Clackamas County
      • This Anderson is located in Clackamas County and lies 2,023 miles [3,255.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Anderson that is located in Overton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anderson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clackamas County community of Anderson.
      • Josephine County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Oregon community of Anderson [Josephine County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Clearfield County
      • This Anderson is located in Clearfield County and lies 489 miles [787 km]<1> to the northeast of the Anderson that is located in Overton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anderson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clearfield County community of Anderson.
      • Mifflin County
      • This Anderson is located in Mifflin County and lies 509 miles [819.2 km] to the northeast of the Anderson that is located in Overton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anderson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mifflin County community of Anderson.
      • Washington County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Anderson [Washington County].
    • Quebec
      • This Anderson lies 847 miles [1,363.1 km]<1> to the northeast of the Anderson that is located in Overton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anderson
    • South Carolina
      • Anderson County
      • This Anderson is located in Anderson County and lies 185 miles [297.7 km]<1> to the southeast of the Anderson that is located in Overton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anderson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Anderson County community of Anderson.
    • Texas
      • Grimes County
      • This Anderson is located in Grimes County and lies 733 miles [1,179.6 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Anderson that is located in Overton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anderson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grimes County community of Anderson.
    • Virginia
      • Goochland County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Anderson [Goochland County].
    • West Virginia
      • Hancock County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of Anderson [Hancock County].
      • Preston County
      • This Anderson is located in Preston County and lies 373 miles [600.3 km]<1> to the northeast of the Anderson that is located in Overton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anderson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Preston County community of Anderson.
    • Wisconsin
      • Grant County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Wisconsin community of Anderson [Grant County].
      • Oconto County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Wisconsin community of Anderson [Oconto County].
      • Rock County
      • This Anderson is located in Rock County and lies 494 miles [795 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Anderson that is located in Overton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anderson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rock County community of Anderson.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Anderson ...

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.

  • Beaver Hill [Overton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver Hill
    • Beaver Hill [Overton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Anderson
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaver Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver Hill
  • Bushing [Overton County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bushing
    • Bushing [Overton County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Anderson
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bushing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Cedar Spring [Putnam County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Spring
    • Cedar Spring [Putnam County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Anderson
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Spring
  • Cliff Springs [Overton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cliff Springs
    • Cliff Springs [Overton County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Anderson
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cliff Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cliff Springs
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    • Green Pond [Overton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Pond
      • Green Pond [Overton County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Anderson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Pond have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Pond
    • Hanging Limb [Overton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hanging Limb
      • Hanging Limb [Overton County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Anderson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hanging Limb have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanging Limb
    • Lovejoy [Overton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lovejoy
      • Lovejoy [Overton County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Anderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lovejoy
    • Mineral Springs [Overton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineral Springs
      • Mineral Springs [Overton County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Anderson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mineral Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineral Springs
    • Obey City [Overton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Obey City
      • Obey City [Overton County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Anderson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Obey City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Obey City
    • Pinhook [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinhook
      • Pinhook [Putnam County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Anderson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pinhook have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinhook
    • Rays [Overton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rays
      • Rays [Overton County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Anderson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rays have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rays
    • Sand Springs [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Springs
      • Sand Springs [Putnam County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Anderson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sand Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Springs
    • Shady Grove [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shady Grove
      • Shady Grove [Putnam County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Anderson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shady Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Grove
    • Standingstone [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Standingstone
      • Standingstone [Putnam County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Anderson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Standingstone have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Standingstone

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 Anderson. 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 ...
    • Lester Flatt     (Musician)
    • Stan Earl Mitchell     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Sparta (TN) on August 17, 1944 (a Thursday) and died in Sparta (TN) on January 24, 2012 (a Tueday) at the age of 67.
      • Sparta is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Anderson.
      • Sparta is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Anderson.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Stan Earl Mitchell<5>

How Far From Anderson to ...

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

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

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    • Livingston, which is the Seat of Overton County and lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Anderson to Livingston, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Nashville, which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 85 miles [136.8 km] to the west (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 486 miles [782.1 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 19 days and walking would take 28 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,361 miles [10,237 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,076 miles [11,387.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,951 miles [7,967.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Overton County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.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- Anderson) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Anderson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.1728, Longitude: -85.2347       In this case, the coordinates for Anderson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Anderson 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.
<3>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 Anderson, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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.
<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 Anderson 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 312.845 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.70 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.028 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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