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Introduction ...

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

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

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Clarks Ferry

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 Clarks Ferry. 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 Clarks Ferry.

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

Sighting report for Lincoln County

Since Clarks Ferry is near Moore County and also Madison County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Moore County

Sighting report for Madison 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 Clarks Ferry ...

We have found two communities that share the name Clarks Ferry.

Within Tennessee, the name Clarks Ferry is unique.

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

Communities Elsewhere In North America

Dauphin 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 Pennsylvania community of Clarks Ferry [Dauphin County].

Greenville County

This Clarks Ferry is located in Greenville County and lies 237 miles [381.4 km]<2> to the east of the Clarks Ferry that is located in Lincoln County.

Link to Google Map centered on Clarks Ferry

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greenville County community of Clarks Ferry.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Clarks Ferry ...

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.

Elk Mill Village lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Clarks Ferry

Link to Google Map centered on Elk Mill Village

Gethsemane was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Clarks Ferry

Link to Google Map centered on Gethsemane

Highland Rim lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Clarks Ferry

Link to Google Map centered on Highland Rim

Liberty lies Less than 2 miles<2> to the south of Clarks Ferry

Link to Google Map centered on Liberty

Park City lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Clarks Ferry

Link to Google Map centered on Park City

Prospect lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south of Clarks Ferry

Link to Google Map centered on Prospect

Rolling Hills lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south of Clarks Ferry

Link to Google Map centered on Rolling Hills

Roper Ferry lies Less than 2 miles<2> to the northeast of Clarks Ferry

Link to Google Map centered on Roper Ferry

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 Clarks Ferry. 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.

Actress. She was born in Huntsville (Alabama) on Friday January 31, 1902 and died in New York (New York) on Thursday December 12, 1968 at the age of 66.

Huntsville is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Clarks Ferry

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tallulah Bankhead<3>

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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Clarks Ferry

Huntsville is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Clarks Ferry

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Anne Bradshaw Clopton<3>

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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Clarks Ferry

Shelbyville is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Clarks Ferry

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Robert 'Jim' Mitchell<3>

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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Clarks Ferry

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charlie Louvin<3>

Major League Baseball. He was born in Huntsville (Alabama) on Friday June 24, 1938 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Sunday March 4, 2012 at the age of 73. He is buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama).

Huntsville is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Clarks Ferry

Huntsville is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Clarks Ferry

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Mincher<3>

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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Clarks Ferry

Shelbyville is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Clarks Ferry

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Robert 'Jim' Mitchell<3>

Professional football. He was born in Tuscaloosa (Alabama) on Sunday February 4, 1940 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Monday April 30, 2012 at the age of 72. He is buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama).

Huntsville is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Clarks Ferry

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Neighbors<3>

Singer, actress. She was born in Winchester (Tennessee) on Tueday February 29, 1916 (which is Leap Day) and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Thursday February 24, 1994 at the age of 78. She is buried at Hillside Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).

Winchester is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Clarks Ferry

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dinah Shore<3>

Actor, Episcopal priest. He was born in Huntsville (Alabama) on Friday September 18, 1914 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Wednesday May 23, 2001 at the age of 86. He is buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama).

Huntsville is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Clarks Ferry

Huntsville is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Clarks Ferry

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry Rhett Townes<3>

Musician, composer. He was born in Fayetteville (Tennessee) on Tueday April 16, 1929 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday August 13, 2003 at the age of 74. He is buried at Riverside National Cemetery (Riverside County, California).

Fayetteville is located Less than 2 miles to the northwest of Clarks Ferry

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Benjamin Townsend<3>

Artist, author. She was born in Huntsville (Alabama) on Monday July 6, 1846 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Wednesday April 12, 1905 at the age of 58. She is buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama).

Huntsville is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Clarks Ferry

Huntsville is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Clarks Ferry

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Maria Howard Weeden<3>

Author, chef. He was born in London (England) on Thursday August 1, 1833 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Sunday May 12, 1889 at the age of 55. He is buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama).

Huntsville is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Clarks Ferry

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jessup Joseph Whitehead<3>

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

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

  • Fayetteville, which is the Seat of Lincoln County, lies just to the Northwest.
  • Nashville, which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 72 miles [115.9 km]<2> to the North (N). If you could drive a straight line from Clarks Ferry to Nashville, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km]<2> per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<2> per hour would take 4 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<2> per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 584 miles [939.9 km]<2> to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 days and walking would take 34 days.
  • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,463 miles [10,401.2 km]<2> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,178 miles [11,551.9 km]<2> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,053 miles [8,132 km]<2> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Tennessee

About Lincoln County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 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 Clarks Ferry 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 '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- Clarks Ferry) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Clarks Ferry. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.1343, Longitude: -86.5394     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Clarks Ferry have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Clarks Ferry to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 313.604 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.428 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.83 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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