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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 Ashport, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Ashport 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 Ashport:
    • 35.760077, -89.785637
    • 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 Ashport
  • 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 Ashport ...

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.

  • Cherry [Lauderdale County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry
    • Cherry [Lauderdale County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Ashport
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherry
  • Clear Lake [Mississippi County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clear Lake
    • Clear Lake [Mississippi County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Ashport
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clear Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clear Lake
  • Daniels Point Landing [Lauderdale County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daniels Point Landing
    • Daniels Point Landing [Lauderdale County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Ashport
    • Estimated population in 2014: 2,874 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Daniels Point Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daniels Point Landing
  • Golddust [Lauderdale County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Golddust
    • Golddust [Lauderdale County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Ashport
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Golddust have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Golddust
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    • Lightfoot [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lightfoot
      • Lightfoot [Lauderdale County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Ashport
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lightfoot have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lightfoot
    • Lower Forked Deer Landing [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lower Forked Deer Landing
      • Lower Forked Deer Landing [Lauderdale County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Ashport
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lower Forked Deer Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lower Forked Deer Landing
    • Oak Grove [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Lauderdale County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Ashport
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Olive Branch [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olive Branch
      • Olive Branch [Lauderdale County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Ashport
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Olive Branch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olive Branch
    • Pleasant Hill [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hill
      • Pleasant Hill [Lauderdale County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Ashport
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Hill
    • Three Point [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Three Point
      • Three Point [Lauderdale County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Ashport
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Three Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Three Point
    • Tomato [Mississippi County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tomato
      • Tomato [Mississippi County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Ashport
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tomato have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tomato
    • Tuckertown [Mississippi County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuckertown
      • Tuckertown [Mississippi County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Ashport
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tuckertown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuckertown

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 Ashport. 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.

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    • Bobby 'Blue' Bland     (Singer, songwriter)
    • Smiley Jordan Blanton     (Psychiatrist, author)
      • Psychiatrist, author. He was born in Unionville (TN) on May 7, 1882 (a Sunday) and died on October 30, 1966 (a Sunday) at the age of 84. He is buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee).
      • Unionville is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Ashport.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Smiley Jordan Blanton<3>
    • Dee Clark     (Singer)
      • Born: Delectus Clark
      • Singer. He was born in Blytheville (AR) on November 7, 1938 (a Monday) and died in Smyrna (GA) on December 7, 1990 (a Friday) at the age of 52. He is buried at Oakridge - Glen Oak Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Blytheville is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest of Ashport.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dee Clark<3>
    • Walter O. Fuller     (Musician)
    • Isaac Hayes     (Singer, musician, composer, actor)
      • Full name: Isaac Lee Hayes, Jr.
      • Singer, musician, composer, actor. He was born in Covington (TN) on August 20, 1942 (a Thursday) and died in Memphis (TN) on August 10, 2008 (a Sunday) at the age of 66. He is buried at Memorial Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Covington is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Ashport.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Isaac Hayes<3>
    • Dr. Cary 'Doc' Middlecoff     (Professional golf)
      • Professional golf. He was born in Halls (TN) on January 6, 1921 (a Thursday) and died in Memphis (TN) on September 1, 1998 (a Tueday) at the age of 77.
      • Halls is located 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Ashport.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dr. Cary 'Doc' Middlecoff<3>
    • Frank 'Son' Seals     (Musician)

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

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

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    • Ripley, which is the Seat of Lauderdale County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east. If you could walk a straight line from Ashport to Ripley, with an average speed<4> 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 170 miles [273.6 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 732 miles [1,178 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,563 miles [10,562.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,288 miles [11,728.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,164 miles [8,310.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ashport. 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ashport) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ashport. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.7601, Longitude: -89.7856       In this case, the coordinates for Ashport 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>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Ashport to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 315.661 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.89 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.084 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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