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Introduction ...

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

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 Dayton, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Dayton 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 Dayton:
    • 35.491265, -85.012114
    • 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 Dayton
       
  • 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 Dayton ...

We have found 50 communities that share the name Dayton.

Within Tennessee, the name Dayton is unique.

Beyond Tennessee, we know of another 49 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 49 communities, 47 are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

In addition to the above occurrences of Dayton, we know of another community located outside of the United States and Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...

    • Alabama

      • Marengo County

      • This Dayton is located in Marengo County and lies 264 miles [424.9 km]<1> to the southwest of the Dayton that is located in Rhea County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Dayton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marengo County community of Dayton.
    • Arkansas

      • Sebastian County
      • This Dayton is located in Sebastian County and lies 519 miles [835.2 km]<1> to the west of the Dayton that is located in Rhea County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Dayton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sebastian County community of Dayton.
    • California

      • Butte County
      • This Dayton is located in Butte County and lies 2,023 miles [3,255.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Dayton that is located in Rhea County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Dayton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Butte County community of Dayton.
    • Idaho

      • Franklin County
      • This Dayton is located in Franklin County and lies 1,514 miles [2,436.5 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Dayton that is located in Rhea County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Dayton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Dayton.
    • Illinois

      • Henry County
      • This Dayton is located in Henry County and lies 503 miles [809.5 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Dayton that is located in Rhea County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Dayton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Henry County community of Dayton.

      • La Salle County
      • This Dayton is located in La Salle County and lies 455 miles [732.3 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Dayton that is located in Rhea County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Dayton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the La Salle County community of Dayton.
    • Indiana

      • Tippecanoe County
      • This Dayton is located in Tippecanoe County and lies 350 miles [563.3 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Dayton that is located in Rhea County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Dayton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tippecanoe County community of Dayton.
    • Iowa

      • Iowa County
      • This Dayton is located in Iowa County and lies 584 miles [939.9 km]<1> to the northwest of the Dayton that is located in Rhea County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Dayton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Iowa County community of Dayton.

      • Page 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 Dayton [Page County].
      • This Dayton was located in Page County and would have been 648 miles [1,042.9 km]<1> to the northwest of the Dayton that is located in Rhea County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Dayton

      • Webster County
      • This Dayton is located in Webster County and lies 674 miles [1,084.7 km]<1> to the northwest of the Dayton that is located in Rhea County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Dayton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Webster County community of Dayton.
    • Kansas

      • Bourbon 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 Dayton [Bourbon County].

      • Dickinson 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 Dayton [Dickinson County].

      • Jefferson 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 Dayton [Jefferson County].

      • Labette 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 Dayton [Labette County].

      • Marshall 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 Dayton [Marshall County].

      • Osage 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 Dayton [Osage County].

      • Shawnee 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 Dayton [Shawnee County].
    • Kentucky

      • Campbell County
      • This Dayton is located in Campbell County and lies 251 miles [403.9 km]<1> to the north of the Dayton that is located in Rhea County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Dayton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Campbell County community of Dayton.
    • Louisiana

      • East Baton Rouge Parish
      • This Dayton is located in East Baton Rouge Parish and lies 495 miles [796.6 km]<1> to the southwest of the Dayton that is located in Rhea County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Dayton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the East Baton Rouge Parish community of Dayton.
    • Maine

      • York County
      • This Dayton is located in York County and lies 946 miles [1,522.4 km]<1> to the northeast of the Dayton that is located in Rhea County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Dayton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the York County community of Dayton.
    • Maryland

      • Howard County
      • This Dayton is located in Howard County and lies 510 miles [820.8 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Dayton that is located in Rhea County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Dayton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Howard County community of Dayton.
    • Michigan

      • Berrien County
      • This Dayton is located in Berrien County and lies 442 miles [711.3 km]<1> to the north of the Dayton that is located in Rhea County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Dayton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Berrien County community of Dayton.

      • Tuscola County
      • This Dayton is located in Tuscola County and lies 557 miles [896.4 km]<1> to the north of the Dayton that is located in Rhea County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Dayton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tuscola County community of Dayton.
    • Minnesota

      • Hennepin County
      • This Dayton is located in Hennepin County and lies 803 miles [1,292.3 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Dayton that is located in Rhea County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Dayton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hennepin County community of Dayton.
    • Mississippi

      • Amite 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 Dayton [Amite County].
    • Missouri

      • Cass County
      • This Dayton is located in Cass County and lies 546 miles [878.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Dayton that is located in Rhea County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Dayton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cass County community of Dayton.

      • Newton 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 Missouri community of Dayton [Newton County].
    • Montana

      • Lake County
      • This Dayton is located in Lake County and lies 1,719 miles [2,766.5 km]<1> to the northwest of the Dayton that is located in Rhea County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Dayton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lake County community of Dayton.
    • Nevada

      • Lyon County
      • This Dayton is located in Lyon County and lies 1,903 miles [3,062.6 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Dayton that is located in Rhea County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Dayton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lyon County community of Dayton.
    • New Jersey

      • Middlesex County
      • This Dayton is located in Middlesex County and lies 663 miles [1,067 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Dayton that is located in Rhea County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Dayton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Middlesex County community of Dayton.
    • New Mexico

      • Eddy 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 New Mexico community of Dayton [Eddy County].
      • This Dayton was located in Eddy County and would have been 1,121 miles [1,804.1 km]<1> to the west of the Dayton that is located in Rhea County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Dayton
    • New York

      • Cattaraugus County
      • This Dayton is located in Cattaraugus County and lies 577 miles [928.6 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Dayton that is located in Rhea County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Dayton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cattaraugus County community of Dayton.
    • North Carolina

      • Durham 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 Dayton [Durham County].
    • Nova Scotia
      • This Dayton lies 1,155 miles [1,858.8 km]<1> to the northeast of the Dayton that is located in Rhea County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Dayton
    • Ohio

      • Greene County
      • This Dayton is located in Greene County and lies 301 miles [484.4 km]<1> to the north of the Dayton that is located in Rhea County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Dayton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greene County community of Dayton.

      • Montgomery County
      • This Dayton is located in Montgomery County and lies 298 miles [479.6 km]<1> to the north of the Dayton that is located in Rhea County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Dayton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Dayton.
    • Ontario
      • This Dayton lies 746 miles [1,200.6 km]<1> to the north of the Dayton that is located in Rhea County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Dayton
    • Oregon

      • Yamhill County
      • This Dayton is located in Yamhill County and lies 2,090 miles [3,363.5 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Dayton that is located in Rhea County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Dayton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Yamhill County community of Dayton.
    • Pennsylvania

      • Armstrong County
      • This Dayton is located in Armstrong County and lies 486 miles [782.1 km]<1> to the northeast of the Dayton that is located in Rhea County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Dayton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Armstrong County community of Dayton.

      • Dauphin County
      • This Dayton is located in Dauphin County and lies 574 miles [923.8 km]<1> to the northeast of the Dayton that is located in Rhea County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Dayton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dauphin County community of Dayton.
    • Texas

      • Liberty County
      • This Dayton is located in Liberty County and lies 686 miles [1,104 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Dayton that is located in Rhea County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Dayton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Liberty County community of Dayton.
    • Virginia

      • Rockingham County
      • This Dayton is located in Rockingham County and lies 390 miles [627.6 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Dayton that is located in Rhea County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Dayton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rockingham County community of Dayton.
    • Washington

      • Clark County
      • This Dayton is located in Clark County and lies 2,069 miles [3,329.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Dayton that is located in Rhea County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Dayton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clark County community of Dayton.

      • Columbia County
      • This Dayton is located in Columbia County and lies 1,858 miles [2,990.2 km]<1> to the northwest of the Dayton that is located in Rhea County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Dayton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Columbia County community of Dayton.

      • Mason County
      • This Dayton is located in Mason County and lies 2,113 miles [3,400.5 km]<1> to the northwest of the Dayton that is located in Rhea County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Dayton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mason County community of Dayton.
    • West Virginia

      • Harrison 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 Dayton [Harrison County].

      • Preston County
      • This Dayton is located in Preston County and lies 397 miles [638.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the Dayton that is located in Rhea County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Dayton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Preston County community of Dayton.
    • Wisconsin

      • Green County
      • This Dayton is located in Green County and lies 560 miles [901.2 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Dayton that is located in Rhea County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Dayton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Green County community of Dayton.
    • Wyoming

      • Sheridan County
      • This Dayton is located in Sheridan County and lies 1,334 miles [2,146.9 km]<1> to the northwest of the Dayton that is located in Rhea County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Dayton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sheridan County community of Dayton.
  • Communities Beyond North America ...

    • Australia

      • Distance: About 11,199 miles [18,023 km]<1> to the west

      • Link to Google Map centered on Dayton

Curious and Interesting Names Near Dayton ...

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.

  • View Our List ...

    • Cotton Port (Historic)

      • Cotton Port [Meigs County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Dayton
      • Link to Google Map centered on Cotton Port
    • Cotton Port Ferry

      • Cotton Port Ferry [Meigs County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Dayton
      • Link to Google Map centered on Cotton Port Ferry
    • Edgewater

      • Edgewater lies Less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Dayton
      • Link to Google Map centered on Edgewater
    • Five Points

      • Five Points lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Dayton
      • Link to Google Map centered on Five Points
    • Friendship

      • Friendship [Bledsoe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Dayton
      • Link to Google Map centered on Friendship
    • Graysville

      • Graysville lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Dayton
      • Link to Google Map centered on Graysville
    • Liberty Hill

      • Liberty Hill lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Dayton
      • Link to Google Map centered on Liberty Hill
    • Mountain View

      • Mountain View lies Less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Dayton
      • Link to Google Map centered on Mountain View
    • New Harmony

      • New Harmony [Bledsoe County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Dayton
      • Link to Google Map centered on New Harmony
    • Paine Spring

      • Paine Spring lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Dayton
      • Link to Google Map centered on Paine Spring
    • Sentinel Heights

      • Sentinel Heights lies Less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Dayton
      • Link to Google Map centered on Sentinel Heights
    • Summer City

      • Summer City [Bledsoe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Dayton
      • Link to Google Map centered on Summer City
    • Tucker Ferry

      • Tucker Ferry [Meigs County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Dayton
      • Link to Google Map centered on Tucker 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 Dayton. 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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    • Howard 'Louie Bluie' Armstrong     (Musician)
    • 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.
      • Spring City is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast of Dayton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: David Glenn Douglas<4>
    • James Harle 'Jimmy' Johnston     (Major League Baseball)

      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Cleveland (Tennessee) on Tueday December 10, 1889 and died in Chattanooga (Tennessee) on Tueday February 14, 1967 at the age of 77. He is buried at Forest Hills Cemetery (Hamilton County, Tennessee).
      • Cleveland is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the south of Dayton.
      • Chattanooga is located 35 miles [56.3 km] to the southwest of Dayton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Harle 'Jimmy' Johnston<4>
    • Ralph Emerson McGill     (Social activist)

      • Social activist. He was born in Soddy (Tennessee) on Saturday February 5, 1898 and died in Atlanta (Georgia) on Monday February 3, 1969 at the age of 71. He is buried at Westview Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Soddy is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest of Dayton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ralph Emerson McGill<4>

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

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

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    • Nashville, which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 109 miles [175.4 km]<1> to the west northwest (WNW). If you could drive a straight line from Dayton to Nashville, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take 5 days.

    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 497 miles [799.8 km]<1> to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 20 days and walking would take 29 days.

    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,384 miles [10,274.1 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 7,095 miles [11,418.3 km]<1> and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,971 miles [8,000 km]<1> and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Tennessee

About Rhea County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Dayton) 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 Dayton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Dayton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dayton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.4913, Longitude: -85.0121     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dayton 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 Dayton, 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 Dayton 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 Dayton 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 312.69 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.425 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.109 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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