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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 Cave Springs, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Cave Springs 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 Cave Springs:
    • 36.551752, -85.472720
    • 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 Cave Springs
  • 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 Cave Springs ...

We found eleven communities that share the name Cave Springs.

Within Tennessee, the name Cave Springs is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Colbert County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Cave Springs [Colbert County].
      • Etowah County
      • This Cave Springs is located in Etowah County and lies 174 miles [280 km]<2> to the south southwest of the Cave Springs that is located in Clay County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Etowah County community of Cave Springs.
      • Morgan County
      • This Cave Springs is located in Morgan County and lies 158 miles [254.3 km] to the south southwest of the Cave Springs that is located in Clay County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Morgan County community of Cave Springs.
    • Arkansas
      • Benton County
      • This Cave Springs is located in Benton County and lies 486 miles [782.1 km]<2> to the west of the Cave Springs that is located in Clay County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Benton County community of Cave Springs.
    • Kansas
      • Bourbon County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Cave Springs [Bourbon County].
      • Elk County
      • This Cave Springs is located in Elk County and lies 590 miles [949.5 km]<2> to the west of the Cave Springs that is located in Clay County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Elk County community of Cave Springs.
      • Greenwood County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Cave Springs [Greenwood County].
    • Missouri
      • Newton County
      • Although located in Newton County, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Newton County community of Cave Springs.
    • Nevada
      • Lincoln County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Lincoln County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lincoln County community of Cave Springs.
    • Oklahoma
      • Cherokee County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Cherokee County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cherokee County community of Cave Springs.
    • Texas
      • Harrison County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Cave Springs [Harrison County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Cave Springs ...

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.

  • Baptist Ridge
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baptist Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baptist Ridge
    • Baptist Ridge is located in Clay County
  • Butlers Landing ‑ Historic
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butlers Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butlers Landing
    • Butlers Landing is located in Clay County
  • Fox Springs ‑ Historic
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fox Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fox Springs
    • Fox Springs is located in Clay County
  • Free Hill
    (Less than 2 miles to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Free Hill
    • Free Hill is located in Clay County
  • Grey ‑ Historic
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grey have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grey
    • Grey is located in Overton County
  • Hix ‑ Historic
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hix have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hix
    • Hix is located in Overton County
  • Martinsburg
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martinsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martinsburg
    • Martinsburg is located in Monroe County (KY)
  • Pea Ridge
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pea Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pea Ridge
    • Pea Ridge is located in Clay County
  • Richville
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richville
    • Richville is located in Clay County
  • Timothy
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Timothy have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timothy
    • Timothy is located in Overton County
  • Turkey Creek ‑ Historic
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turkey Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turkey Creek
    • Turkey Creek is located in Clay County
  • Turkeytown ‑ Historic
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turkeytown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turkeytown
    • Turkeytown is located in Clay County
  • Willow Grove
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willow Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow Grove
    • Willow Grove is located in Clay County

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

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

  • Celina, which is the Seat of Clay County, lies just to the West.
  • Nashville, which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 77 miles [123.9 km]<2> to the west southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Cave Springs to Nashville, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 488 miles [785.4 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 19 days and walking would take 28 days.
  • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,353 miles [10,224.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,070 miles [11,378.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,945 miles [7,958.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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

The official website for Clay County: www.dalehollowlake.org/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Cave Springs 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.
<2>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- Cave Springs) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cave Springs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.5518, Longitude: -85.4727    
<3>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 Cave Springs, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<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 Cave Springs 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 313.001 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.933 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.032 degrees.









 

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