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Introduction ...

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

This page contains eight sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Carman 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 Carman. 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 Carman.

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

The Cannon County sighting report from eBird.

Since Carman is near Coffee County and also Warren County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Coffee County

Sighting report for Warren 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 Carman.

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Carman once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Carman and extending to:

  • Woodbury [Map], which is the Seat of Cannon County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Carman to Woodbury, 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 [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 54 miles [86.9 km] to the Northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 540 miles [869 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 21 days and walking would take 31 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,416 miles [10,325.6 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 7,131 miles [11,476.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,007 miles [8,058 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Carman ...

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.

Coldwater (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North of Carman   [Map]

Crisp (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

Ivy Bluff   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

Mooretown   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Mud Creek   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

New (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Oak Grove   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

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

Pocahontas   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Red Hill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Shady Grove   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Wildwood Mill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [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 Carman. 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.

Anne Bradshaw Clopton

Artist. She was born in Shelbyville (Tennessee) on Monday July 22, 1878 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Saturday February 4, 1956 at an age of 77. She was buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama) [Map].

Shelbyville [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Carman

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Anne Bradshaw Clopton<8>

James Robert 'Jim' Mitchell

Professional football. He was born in Shelbyville (Tennessee) on Sunday October 19, 1947 and died in Shelbyville (Tennessee) on Saturday October 20, 2007 at an age of 60. He was buried at Westview Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia) [Map].

Shelbyville [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Carman

Shelbyville [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Carman

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Robert 'Jim' Mitchell

Charlie Louvin     (Born as Charles Elzer Loudermilk)

Singer, songwriter. He was born in Henagar (Alabama) on Thursday July 7, 1927 and died in Wartrace (Tennessee) on Wednesday January 26, 2011 at an age of 83. He was buried at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].

Wartrace [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest of Carman

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charlie Louvin

James Robert 'Jim' Mitchell

Professional football. He was born in Shelbyville (Tennessee) on Sunday October 19, 1947 and died in Shelbyville (Tennessee) on Saturday October 20, 2007 at an age of 60. He was buried at Westview Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia) [Map].

Shelbyville [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Carman

Shelbyville [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Carman

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Robert 'Jim' Mitchell

Sarah Polk     (Born as Sara Childress)

Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of James Polk (1845 - 1849). She was born in Murfreesboro (Tennessee) on Sunday September 4, 1803 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Friday August 14, 1891 at an age of 87.

Murfreesboro [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest of Carman

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sarah Polk

Patsy Stoneman

Musician. She was born in Galax (Virginia) on Wednesday May 27, 1925 and died in Manchester (Tennessee) on Thursday July 23, 2015 at an age of 90. She was buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].

Manchester [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the south of Carman

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Patsy Stoneman

Van Haden Stoneman

Musician. He was born in Washington, DC [Map] on Tueday December 31, 1940 and died in Murfreesboro (Tennessee) on Saturday June 3, 1995 at an age of 54. He was buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].

Murfreesboro [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest of Carman

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Van Haden Stoneman

Communities Also Named Carman ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Carman.

While the name Carman is unique within Tennessee, we know of another 7 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


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Illinois

Henderson County

Our profile page for Carman, Henderson County   [Map]

Distance: About 444 miles [714.5 km] to the Northwest.

Manitoba

Our profile page for Carman   [Map]

Distance: About 1,129 miles [1,816.9 km] to the North Northwest.

Minnesota

Polk County

Our profile page for Carman, Polk County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<9>

Although located in Polk County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

New York

Schenectady County

Our profile page for Carman, Schenectady County   [Map]

Distance: About 809 miles [1,302 km] to the Northeast.

Ohio

Harrison County

Our profile page for Carman, Harrison County   [Map]

Distance: About 427 miles [687.2 km] to the Northeast.

Ontario

Our profile page for Carman

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Pennsylvania

Elk County

Our profile page for Carman, Elk County   [Map]

Distance: About 552 miles [888.4 km] to the Northeast.

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

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Carman, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>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- Carman) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carman. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.6712, Longitude: -86.0092     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Carman have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<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.

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<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 Carman to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 313.302 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.155 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.48 degrees.

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<8>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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<9>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Carman 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.

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