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Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Brittsville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Brittsville and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Brittsville and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track 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 the location for Brittsville. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.

The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Brittsville.

Bird Watching ...

We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.

The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Meigs County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Meigs County sighting report from eBird.

Since Brittsville is near Bradley County and also Hamilton County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Bradley County

Sighting report for Hamilton County

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:

The Waymark.com website, centered on Brittsville.

How Far From Brittsville to ...

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Brittsville and extending to:

  • Decatur [Map], which is the Seat of Meigs County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Brittsville to Decatur, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 118 miles [189.9 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 [Map]) 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<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,386 miles [10,277.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,097 miles [11,421.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,973 miles [8,003.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Brittsville ...

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.

Allen   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast of Brittsville   [Map]

Big Spring   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]

Birchwood   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Camelot   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Eureka   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Eureka Hills   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]

Folger (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Georgetown   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Harbor Hills   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]

Hillsview   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Misty Ridge   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Mount Harmony   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [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 Brittsville. 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.

Howard 'Louie Bluie' Armstrong

Musician. He was born in Dayton (Tennessee) on Thursday March 4, 1909 and died in Boston (Massachusetts) on Wednesday July 30, 2003 at an age of 94. He was buried at Forest Hills Cemetery (Suffolk County, Massachusetts) [Map].

Dayton [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest of Brittsville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Howard 'Louie Bluie' Armstrong<7>

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.

Spring City [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the north of Brittsville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: David Glenn Douglas

James Harle 'Jimmy' Johnston

Major League Baseball. He was born in Cleveland (Tennessee) on Tueday December 10, 1889 and died in Chattanooga (Tennessee) on Tueday February 14, 1967 at an age of 77. He was buried at Forest Hills Cemetery (Hamilton County, Tennessee) [Map].

Cleveland [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the south of Brittsville

Chattanooga [Map] is located 31 miles [49.9 km] to the southwest of Brittsville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Harle 'Jimmy' Johnston

Ralph Emerson McGill

Social activist. He was born in Soddy (Tennessee) on Saturday February 5, 1898 and died in Atlanta (Georgia) on Monday February 3, 1969 at an age of 71. He was buried at Westview Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia) [Map].

Soddy [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the west of Brittsville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ralph Emerson McGill

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].

Signal Hills [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Brittsville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Garrard Sliger 'Buster' Ramsey

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Tennessee

About Meigs County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Brittsville. 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- Brittsville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brittsville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.3534, Longitude: -84.9077     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brittsville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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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<3>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 Brittsville to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 312.622 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.328 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.10 degrees.

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<7>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.

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