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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 Arrow, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Arrow 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 Arrow:
    • 35.512297, -87.193065
    • 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 Arrow
  • 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 Arrow ...

We have found five communities that share the name Arrow.

There is one other community in Tennessee which is also named Arrow.

Beyond Tennessee, we know of another four communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Located In Tennessee ...
    • Hickman County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Arrow [Hickman County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Idaho
      • Nez Perce County
      • This Arrow is located in Nez Perce County and lies 1,703 miles [2,740.7 km]<2> to the northwest of the Arrow that is located in Maury County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arrow
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nez Perce County community of Arrow.
    • Kentucky
      • Pike County
      • This Arrow is located in Pike County and lies 313 miles [503.7 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Arrow that is located in Maury County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arrow
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pike County community of Arrow.
    • Michigan
      • Bay County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Arrow [Bay County].
    • Oregon
      • Arrow #1
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Oregon community of Arrow.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Arrow ...

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.

  • Enterprise [Maury County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enterprise
    • Enterprise [Maury County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south of Arrow
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enterprise have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enterprise
  • Mount Joy [Maury County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Joy
    • Mount Joy [Maury County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Arrow
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Joy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Joy
  • Mount Pleasant [Maury County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Pleasant
    • Mount Pleasant [Maury County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Arrow
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,972 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Pleasant have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Pleasant
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Pleasant<4>
  • Needmore [Maury County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Needmore
    • Needmore [Maury County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Arrow
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Needmore have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Needmore
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Porters [Maury County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Porters
      • Porters [Maury County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the east of Arrow
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Porters have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Porters
    • Red Row [Maury County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Row
      • Red Row [Maury County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the north of Arrow
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Row have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Row
    • Rockdale [Maury County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockdale
      • Rockdale [Maury County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Arrow
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockdale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockdale
    • Sandy Hook [Maury County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Hook
      • Sandy Hook [Maury County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Arrow
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy Hook have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Hook
    • Screamer [Maury County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Screamer
      • Screamer [Maury County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south of Arrow
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Screamer have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Screamer

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 Arrow. 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 ...
    • Meriwether Lewis     (Explorer, 2nd Governor of Louisiana)
      • Explorer, 2nd Governor of Louisiana. He was born in Ivy (VA) on August 18, 1774 (a Thursday) and died in Hohenwald (TN) on October 11, 1809 (a Wednesday) at the age of 35. He is buried at Pioneer Cemetery (Lewis County, Tennessee).
      • Hohenwald is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the west of Arrow.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Meriwether Lewis<5>
    • Minnie Pearl     (Commedienne)
      • Born: Sara Ophelia Colley Cannon
      • Commedienne. She was born in Centerville (TN) on October 25, 1912 (a Friday) and died in Nashville (TN) on March 4, 1996 (a Monday) at the age of 83. She is buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery (Williamson County, Tennessee).
      • Centerville is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest of Arrow.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Minnie Pearl<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Columbia, which is the Seat of Maury County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Arrow to Columbia, 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.
    • Nashville, which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 50 miles [80.5 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 605 miles [973.7 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,472 miles [10,415.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,189 miles [11,569.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,065 miles [8,151.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

The Communities of Tennessee

About Maury County

About Tennessee

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

The official website for State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek 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 Arrow 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.
<2>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 from Point A (ie- Arrow) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Arrow. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.5123, Longitude: -87.1931       In this case, the coordinates for Arrow have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Arrow 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 314.023 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.964 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.017 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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