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Introduction ...

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

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

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Chapel Hill

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 Chapel Hill. 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 Chapel Hill.

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

Sighting report for Marshall County

Since Chapel Hill is near Bedford County and also Williamson County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Bedford County

Sighting report for Williamson 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 Waymarking.com:

The Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Chapel Hill ...

We have found 39 communities that share the name Chapel Hill.

There are two communities within Tennessee that are also named Chapel Hill.

Beyond Tennessee, we know of another 37 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 37 communities, 38 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

Communities Also Located In Tennessee

This Chapel Hill is located in Henderson County and lies 100 miles [160.9 km]<1> to the west of the Chapel Hill that is located in Marshall County.

Link to Google Map centered on Chapel Hill

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Henderson County community of Chapel Hill.

This Chapel Hill is located in Maury County and lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west of the Chapel Hill that is located in Marshall County.

Link to Google Map centered on Chapel Hill

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Maury County community of Chapel Hill.

Communities Elsewhere In North America

Chambers County

This Chapel Hill is located in Chambers County and lies 195 miles [313.8 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Chapel Hill that is located in Marshall County.

Link to Google Map centered on Chapel Hill

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chambers County community of Chapel Hill.

Choctaw County

This Chapel Hill is located in Choctaw County and lies 249 miles [400.7 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Chapel Hill that is located in Marshall County.

Link to Google Map centered on Chapel Hill

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Choctaw County community of Chapel Hill.

Covington County

This Chapel Hill is located in Covington County and lies 318 miles [511.8 km]<1> to the south of the Chapel Hill that is located in Marshall County.

Link to Google Map centered on Chapel Hill

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Covington County community of Chapel Hill.

Jefferson County

This Chapel Hill is located in Jefferson County and lies 154 miles [247.8 km]<1> to the south of the Chapel Hill that is located in Marshall County.

Link to Google Map centered on Chapel Hill

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Chapel Hill.

Walker County

This Chapel Hill is located in Walker County and lies 128 miles [206 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Chapel Hill that is located in Marshall County.

Link to Google Map centered on Chapel Hill

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Walker County community of Chapel Hill.

Washington County

This Chapel Hill is located in Washington County and lies 289 miles [465.1 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Chapel Hill that is located in Marshall County.

Link to Google Map centered on Chapel Hill

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Chapel Hill.

Howard County

This Chapel Hill is located in Howard County and lies 421 miles [677.5 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Chapel Hill that is located in Marshall County.

Link to Google Map centered on Chapel Hill

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Howard County community of Chapel Hill.

Sevier County

This Chapel Hill is located in Sevier County and lies 450 miles [724.2 km]<1> to the west of the Chapel Hill that is located in Marshall County.

Link to Google Map centered on Chapel Hill

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sevier County community of Chapel Hill.

New London County

This community is historic<2> and although located in New London County, we don't know where within the county.

For more information, please visit our profile page for the New London County community of Chapel Hill.

New Castle County

This Chapel Hill is located in New Castle County and lies 661 miles [1,063.8 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Chapel Hill that is located in Marshall County.

Link to Google Map centered on Chapel Hill

For more information, please visit our profile page for the New Castle County community of Chapel Hill.

Palm Beach County

This Chapel Hill is located in Palm Beach County and lies 741 miles [1,192.5 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Chapel Hill that is located in Marshall County.

Link to Google Map centered on Chapel Hill

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Palm Beach County community of Chapel Hill.

DeKalb County

This Chapel Hill is located in DeKalb County and lies 195 miles [313.8 km]<1> to the southeast of the Chapel Hill that is located in Marshall County.

Link to Google Map centered on Chapel Hill

For more information, please visit our profile page for the DeKalb County community of Chapel Hill.

Douglas County

This Chapel Hill is located in Douglas County and lies 174 miles [280 km]<1> to the southeast of the Chapel Hill that is located in Marshall County.

Link to Google Map centered on Chapel Hill

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Douglas County community of Chapel Hill.

Floyd County

This Chapel Hill is located in Floyd County and lies 130 miles [209.2 km]<1> to the southeast of the Chapel Hill that is located in Marshall County.

Link to Google Map centered on Chapel Hill

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Floyd County community of Chapel Hill.

Twiggs 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 Georgia community of Chapel Hill [Twiggs County].

Lake County

This Chapel Hill is located in Lake County and lies 458 miles [737.1 km]<1> to the north of the Chapel Hill that is located in Marshall County.

Link to Google Map centered on Chapel Hill

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lake County community of Chapel Hill.

Marion County

This Chapel Hill is located in Marion County and lies 287 miles [461.9 km]<1> to the north of the Chapel Hill that is located in Marshall County.

Link to Google Map centered on Chapel Hill

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marion County community of Chapel Hill.

Monroe County

This Chapel Hill is located in Monroe County and lies 233 miles [375 km]<1> to the north of the Chapel Hill that is located in Marshall County.

Link to Google Map centered on Chapel Hill

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monroe County community of Chapel Hill.

Scott 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 Iowa community of Chapel Hill [Scott County].

This Chapel Hill was located in Scott County and would have been 457 miles [735.5 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Chapel Hill that is located in Marshall County.

Link to Google Map centered on Chapel Hill

Allen County

This Chapel Hill is located in Allen County and lies 78 miles [125.5 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Chapel Hill that is located in Marshall County.

Link to Google Map centered on Chapel Hill

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Allen County community of Chapel Hill.

Baltimore County

This Chapel Hill is located in Baltimore County and lies 608 miles [978.5 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Chapel Hill that is located in Marshall County.

Link to Google Map centered on Chapel Hill

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Baltimore County community of Chapel Hill.

Calvert County

This Chapel Hill is located in Calvert County and lies 589 miles [947.9 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Chapel Hill that is located in Marshall County.

Link to Google Map centered on Chapel Hill

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Calvert County community of Chapel Hill.

Prince George's County

This Chapel Hill is located in Prince George's County and lies 575 miles [925.4 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Chapel Hill that is located in Marshall County.

Link to Google Map centered on Chapel Hill

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Prince George's County community of Chapel Hill.

Attala 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 Mississippi community of Chapel Hill [Attala County].

This Chapel Hill was located in Attala County and would have been 227 miles [365.3 km]<1> to the southwest of the Chapel Hill that is located in Marshall County.

Link to Google Map centered on Chapel Hill

Hinds County

This Chapel Hill is located in Hinds County and lies 326 miles [524.6 km]<1> to the southwest of the Chapel Hill that is located in Marshall County.

Link to Google Map centered on Chapel Hill

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hinds County community of Chapel Hill.

Lafayette County

This Chapel Hill is located in Lafayette County and lies 463 miles [745.1 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Chapel Hill that is located in Marshall County.

Link to Google Map centered on Chapel Hill

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lafayette County community of Chapel Hill.

Monmouth County

This Chapel Hill is located in Monmouth County and lies 760 miles [1,223.1 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Chapel Hill that is located in Marshall County.

Link to Google Map centered on Chapel Hill

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monmouth County community of Chapel Hill.

Madison County

This Chapel Hill is located in Madison County and lies 224 miles [360.5 km]<1> to the east of the Chapel Hill that is located in Marshall County.

Link to Google Map centered on Chapel Hill

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Chapel Hill.

Orange County

This Chapel Hill is located in Orange County and lies 428 miles [688.8 km]<1> to the east of the Chapel Hill that is located in Marshall County.

Link to Google Map centered on Chapel Hill

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Orange County community of Chapel Hill.

Perry 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 Chapel Hill [Perry County].

This Chapel Hill was located in Perry County and would have been 374 miles [601.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the Chapel Hill that is located in Marshall County.

Link to Google Map centered on Chapel Hill

Montgomery 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 Pennsylvania community of Chapel Hill [Montgomery County].

This Chapel Hill lies 1,762 miles [2,835.7 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Chapel Hill that is located in Marshall County.

Link to Google Map centered on Chapel Hill

Berkeley 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 South Carolina community of Chapel Hill [Berkeley County].

This Chapel Hill was located in Berkeley County and would have been 406 miles [653.4 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Chapel Hill that is located in Marshall County.

Link to Google Map centered on Chapel Hill

Smith County

This Chapel Hill is located in Smith County and lies 537 miles [864.2 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Chapel Hill that is located in Marshall County.

Link to Google Map centered on Chapel Hill

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Smith County community of Chapel Hill.

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 Texas community of Chapel Hill [Washington County].

Davis County

This Chapel Hill is located in Davis County and lies 1,412 miles [2,272.4 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Chapel Hill that is located in Marshall County.

Link to Google Map centered on Chapel Hill

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Davis County community of Chapel Hill.

Alexandria City

This Chapel Hill is located in Alexandria City and lies 571 miles [918.9 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Chapel Hill that is located in Marshall County.

Link to Google Map centered on Chapel Hill

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Alexandria City community of Chapel Hill.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Chapel Hill ...

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.

Bear Wallow lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Chapel Hill

Link to Google Map centered on Bear Wallow

Cedar Grove [Bedford County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Chapel Hill

Link to Google Map centered on Cedar Grove

Clay Hill lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Chapel Hill

Link to Google Map centered on Clay Hill

Greenwood [Rutherford County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Chapel Hill

Link to Google Map centered on Greenwood

Laws Hill lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Chapel Hill

Link to Google Map centered on Laws Hill

Lively lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Chapel Hill

Link to Google Map centered on Lively

Milltown lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Chapel Hill

Link to Google Map centered on Milltown

Rich Creek lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Chapel Hill

Link to Google Map centered on Rich Creek

Rover [Bedford County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Chapel Hill

Link to Google Map centered on Rover

Thick lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Chapel Hill

Link to Google Map centered on Thick

Tucker Ford [Bedford County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Chapel Hill

Link to Google Map centered on Tucker Ford

Unionville [Bedford County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Chapel Hill

Link to Google Map centered on Unionville

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 Chapel Hill. 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.

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

Shelbyville is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast of Chapel Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Anne Bradshaw Clopton<4>

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

Shelbyville is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast of Chapel Hill

Shelbyville is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast of Chapel Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Robert 'Jim' Mitchell<4>

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

Wartrace is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the east of Chapel Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charlie Louvin<4>

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

Shelbyville is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast of Chapel Hill

Shelbyville is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast of Chapel Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Robert 'Jim' Mitchell<4>

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 the age of 87.

Murfreesboro is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast of Chapel Hill

Nashville is located 37 miles [59.5 km] to the north of Chapel Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sarah Polk<4>

Musician. He was born in Washington, DC on Monday March 8, 1937 and died in Smyrna (Tennessee) on Sunday September 22, 2002 at the age of 65. He is buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee).

Smyrna is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Chapel Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar James 'Jimmy' Stoneman<4>

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

Murfreesboro is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast of Chapel Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Van Haden Stoneman<4>

Musician. He was born in Spartanburg (South Carolina) on Monday July 5, 1937 and died in Franklin (Tennessee) on Wednesday May 18, 2005 at the age of 67. He is buried at Willow Grove Cemetery (Trousdale County, Tennessee).

Franklin is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northwest of Chapel Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bobby Thompson<4>

How Far From Chapel Hill 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 town such as Chapel Hill to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Lewisburg, which is the Seat of Marshall County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Chapel Hill to Lewisburg, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Nashville, which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the North (N). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 576 miles [927 km]<1> to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 days and walking would take 33 days.
  • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,446 miles [10,373.8 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 7,163 miles [11,527.7 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<8>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,038 miles [8,107.9 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Marshall County: www.marshallcountytn.com/

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Chapel Hill) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chapel Hill. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.6287, Longitude: -86.6949     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Chapel Hill 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 Chapel Hill, 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 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 Chapel Hill 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 Chapel Hill 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 313.721 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.632 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.779 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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