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Introduction ...

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

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

  • Weather ...
  • 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 Carter:
    • 36.020919, -83.714066
    • 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 Carter
       
  • 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 Carter ...

We have found 28 communities that share the name Carter.

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

Beyond Tennessee, we know of another 27 communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Located In Tennessee ...

    • Carter County

      • This Carter is located in Carter County and lies 94 miles [151.3 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Carter that is located in Knox County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Carter
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carter County community of Carter.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...

    • Arkansas

      • Washington County

      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Carter [Washington County].

      • This Carter was located in Washington County and would have been 577 miles [928.6 km]<1> to the west of the Carter that is located in Knox County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Carter
    • Delaware

      • Kent County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Delaware community of Carter [Kent County].
    • Kansas

      • Washington County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Carter [Washington County].
    • Kentucky

      • Carter County
      • This Carter is located in Carter County and lies 169 miles [272 km]<1> to the north of the Carter that is located in Knox County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Carter
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carter County community of Carter.
    • Mississippi

      • Coahoma County
      • This Carter is located in Coahoma County and lies 395 miles [635.7 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Carter that is located in Knox County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Carter
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Coahoma County community of Carter.

      • Perry County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Mississippi community of Carter [Perry County].

      • Yazoo County
      • This Carter is located in Yazoo County and lies 436 miles [701.7 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Carter that is located in Knox County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Carter
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Yazoo County community of Carter.
    • Montana

      • Chouteau County
      • This Carter is located in Chouteau County and lies 1,606 miles [2,584.6 km]<1> to the northwest of the Carter that is located in Knox County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Carter
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chouteau County community of Carter.

      • Missoula County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Montana community of Carter [Missoula County].
    • Nebraska

      • Harlan County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Harlan County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harlan County community of Carter.
    • New Mexico

      • Roosevelt County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Roosevelt County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Roosevelt County community of Carter.
    • North Carolina

      • Gates County
      • This Carter is located in Gates County and lies 392 miles [630.9 km]<1> to the east of the Carter that is located in Knox County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Carter
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gates County community of Carter.

      • Stokes County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Carter [Stokes County].
    • Ohio

      • Washington County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Carter [Washington County].
      • This Carter was located in Washington County and would have been 279 miles [449 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Carter that is located in Knox County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Carter
    • Oklahoma

      • Beckham County
      • This Carter is located in Beckham County and lies 887 miles [1,427.5 km]<1> to the west of the Carter that is located in Knox County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Carter
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Beckham County community of Carter.

      • Cherokee County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Oklahoma community of Carter [Cherokee County].
    • Pennsylvania

      • Butler County
      • This Carter is located in Butler County and lies 404 miles [650.2 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Carter that is located in Knox County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Carter
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Butler County community of Carter.
    • South Carolina

      • Colleton County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Carolina community of Carter [Colleton County].
    • South Dakota

      • Tripp County
      • This Carter is located in Tripp County and lies 1,010 miles [1,625.4 km]<1> to the northwest of the Carter that is located in Knox County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Carter
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tripp County community of Carter.
    • Texas

      • Denton County
      • This Carter is located in Denton County and lies 784 miles [1,261.7 km]<1> to the west of the Carter that is located in Knox County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Carter
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Denton County community of Carter.

      • Parker County
      • This Carter is located in Parker County and lies 826 miles [1,329.3 km]<1> to the west of the Carter that is located in Knox County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Carter
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Parker County community of Carter.
    • Virginia

      • Wythe County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Carter [Wythe County].
    • West Virginia

      • Fayette County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of Carter [Fayette County].

      • Upshur County
      • This Carter is located in Upshur County and lies 270 miles [434.5 km]<1> to the northeast of the Carter that is located in Knox County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Carter
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Upshur County community of Carter.
    • Wisconsin

      • Forest County
      • This Carter is located in Forest County and lies 695 miles [1,118.5 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Carter that is located in Knox County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Carter
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Forest County community of Carter.

      • Iron County
      • This Carter is located in Iron County and lies 779 miles [1,253.7 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Carter that is located in Knox County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Carter
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Iron County community of Carter.
    • Wyoming

      • Uinta County
      • This Carter is located in Uinta County and lies 1,480 miles [2,381.8 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Carter that is located in Knox County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Carter
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Uinta County community of Carter.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Carter ...

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.

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    • Four Points

      • Four Points [Jefferson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Carter
      • Link to Google Map centered on Four Points
    • Hickory

      • Hickory [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Carter
      • Link to Google Map centered on Hickory
    • Highpoint (Historic)

      • Highpoint was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Carter
      • Link to Google Map centered on Highpoint
    • John Sevier

      • John Sevier lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Carter
      • Link to Google Map centered on John Sevier
    • Kodak

      • Kodak [Sevier County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Carter
      • Link to Google Map centered on Kodak
    • Mascot

      • Mascot lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Carter
      • Link to Google Map centered on Mascot
    • Mayo (Historic)

      • Mayo was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Carter
      • Link to Google Map centered on Mayo
    • Peters Mill

      • Peters Mill lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Carter
      • Link to Google Map centered on Peters Mill
    • Pleasant Grove

      • Pleasant Grove [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Carter
      • Link to Google Map centered on Pleasant Grove
    • Seven Islands

      • Seven Islands lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Carter
      • Link to Google Map centered on Seven Islands
    • Stony Point

      • Stony Point lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Carter
      • Link to Google Map centered on Stony Point
    • Strawberry Plains

      • Strawberry Plains [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Carter
      • Link to Google Map centered on Strawberry Plains
    • Sunrise

      • Sunrise lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Carter
      • Link to Google Map centered on Sunrise
    • Thorn Grove

      • Thorn Grove lies Less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Carter
      • Link to Google Map centered on Thorn Grove
    • Three Points

      • Three Points lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Carter
      • Link to Google Map centered on Three Points

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 Carter. 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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    • Chester Burton 'Chet' Atkins     (Musician)
    • Reggie Cobb     (Professional football)

      • Professional football. He was born in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Sunday July 7, 1968 and died in Jacksonville (Florida) on Saturday April 20, 2019 at the age of 50. He is buried at Lynnhurst Cemetery (Knox County, Tennessee).
      • Knoxville is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the west of Carter.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Reggie Cobb<4>
    • David Glenn Douglas     (Professional football)

      • 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 the age of 52.
      • Maryville is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southwest of Carter.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: David Glenn Douglas<4>
    • Paul 'Duke' Hogue, Sr.     (Professional basketball)

      • Professional basketball. He was born in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Sunday April 28, 1940 and died in Cincinnati (Ohio) on Monday August 17, 2009 at the age of 69. He is buried at Cemetery of Spring Grove (Hamilton County, Ohio).
      • Knoxville is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the west of Carter.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul 'Duke' Hogue, Sr.<4>
    • Billy Meyer     (Major League Baseball)

      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Thursday January 14, 1892 and died in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Sunday March 31, 1957 at the age of 65. He is buried at Lynnhurst Cemetery (Knox County, Tennessee).
      • Knoxville is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the west of Carter.
      • Knoxville is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the west of Carter.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Meyer<4>
    • Garrard Sliger 'Buster' Ramsey     (Professional football)

      • 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 the age of 87. He is buried at Grandview Cemetery (Blount County, Tennessee).
      • Townsend is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Carter.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Garrard Sliger 'Buster' Ramsey<4>
    • Alvin 'Junior' Samples, Jr.     (Comedian, actor)

      • Comedian, actor. He was born in Cumming (Georgia) on Tueday August 10, 1926 and died in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Sunday November 13, 1983 at the age of 57. He is buried at Sawnee View Gardens (Forsyth County, Georgia).
      • Knoxville is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the west of Carter.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alvin 'Junior' Samples, Jr.<4>
    • Joe Earl Stuart, Jr.     (Musician)

      • Musician. He was born in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Tueday February 7, 1928 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Sunday September 13, 1987 at the age of 59.
      • Knoxville is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the west of Carter.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Earl Stuart, Jr.<4>
    • John 'Big John' Tate     (Professional boxer)

      • Professional boxer. He was born in Marion (Arkansas) on Saturday January 29, 1955 and died in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Thursday April 9, 1998 at the age of 43. He is buried at Edmondson Cemetery (Crittenden County, Arkansas).
      • Knoxville is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the west of Carter.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John 'Big John' Tate<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...

    • Knoxville, which is the Seat of Knox County and lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Carter to Knoxville, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take nearly four hours.

    • Nashville, which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 171 miles [275.2 km]<1> to the west (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> 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 416 miles [669.5 km]<1> to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 17 days and walking would take 24 days.

    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,305 miles [10,146.9 km]<1> and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>

    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,016 miles [11,291.2 km]<1> and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,892 miles [7,872.9 km]<1> and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Tennessee

About Knox County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Knox County: www.knoxcounty.org/

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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Carter) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carter. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.0209, Longitude: -83.7141     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Carter have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Carter, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Carter 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.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Carter to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 311.921 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.616 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.433 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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