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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 Armstrong Ferry, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Armstrong Ferry 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 Armstrong Ferry:
    • 35.466737, -84.984119
    • 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 Armstrong Ferry
  • 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 Armstrong Ferry ...

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.

  • Big Spring [Meigs County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Spring
    • Big Spring [Meigs County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Armstrong Ferry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Spring
  • Cotton Port [Meigs County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cotton Port
    • Cotton Port [Meigs County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Armstrong Ferry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cotton Port have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Cotton Port Ferry [Meigs County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cotton Port Ferry
    • Cotton Port Ferry [Meigs County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Armstrong Ferry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cotton Port Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cotton Port Ferry
  • Edgewater [Rhea County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgewater
    • Edgewater [Rhea County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Armstrong Ferry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edgewater have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgewater
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    • Five Points [Rhea County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Points
      • Five Points [Rhea County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Armstrong Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Points have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Points
    • Graysville [Rhea County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graysville
      • Graysville [Rhea County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Armstrong Ferry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,570 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Graysville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graysville
    • Mountain View [Rhea County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain View
      • Mountain View [Rhea County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Armstrong Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain View
    • Sentinel Heights [Rhea County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sentinel Heights
      • Sentinel Heights [Rhea County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Armstrong Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sentinel Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sentinel Heights
    • Tucker Ferry [Meigs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tucker Ferry
      • Tucker Ferry [Meigs County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Armstrong Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tucker Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tucker Ferry

How Far From Armstrong Ferry 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 Armstrong Ferry to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

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    • Decatur, which is the Seat of Meigs County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Armstrong Ferry to Decatur, with an average speed<3> 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.
    • Nashville, which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 111 miles [178.6 km] to the west northwest (WNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 497 miles [799.8 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 20 days and walking would take 29 days.
    • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,384 miles [10,274.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<5>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,095 miles [11,418.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,971 miles [8,000 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>

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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 drawn from Point A (ie- Armstrong Ferry) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Armstrong Ferry. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.4667, Longitude: -84.9841       In this case, the coordinates for Armstrong Ferry 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 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.
<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 Armstrong Ferry to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 312.672 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.401 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.103 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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