A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada

Bybee, Tennessee
(Cocke County)

Nearby Census Genealogy
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Other TN

Introduction ...

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

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 Bybee, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Bybee and the surrounding area.

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Bybee

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 Bybee. 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 Bybee.

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 Cocke County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

Sighting report for Cocke County

Since Bybee is near Jefferson County and also Greene County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Jefferson County

Sighting report for Greene County

Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit


Curious and Interesting Names Near Bybee ...

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.

Fowler Grove   -   2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the East of Bybee   [Map]

Gum Spring   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

High Point   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Jaybird   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

Jimtown   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

Leadvale   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Liberty Hill   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]

Lilac (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Parrottsville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Point Pleasant   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Redwine   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Robinson Ferry   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [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 Bybee. 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.

Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Andrew Johnson (1865 - 1869). She was born in Telford (Tennessee) on Thursday October 4, 1810 and died in Greeneville (Tennessee) on Saturday January 15, 1876 at the age of 65.

Telford [Map] is located 38 miles [61.2 km] to the east of Bybee

Greeneville [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast of Bybee

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eliza Johnson<2>

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

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

  • Newport [Map], which is the Seat of Cocke County, lies just to the South.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 200 miles [321.9 km] to the West (W). If you could drive a straight line from Bybee to Nashville, with an average speed<3>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 12 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 389 miles [626 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 16 days and walking would take 23 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,282 miles [10,109.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,991 miles [11,250.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,867 miles [7,832.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Cocke County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Tennessee:

Footnotes ...

<1>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- Bybee) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bybee. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bybee

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bybee. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.0481, Longitude: -83.1790     [Map].
<2>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:
<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 Bybee 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 311.60 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.253 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.205 degrees.






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