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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Doyle and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

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 Doyle. 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 Doyle.

Bird Watching ...

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

The White County sighting report from eBird.

Since Doyle is near Van Buren County and also Warren County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Van Buren County

Sighting report for Warren County

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:

The Waymark.com website, centered on Doyle.

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Doyle and extending to:

  • Sparta [Map], which is the Seat of White County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 73 miles [117.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). If you could drive a straight line from Doyle to Nashville, with an average speed<2>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 [Map]) is 510 miles [820.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 20 days and walking would take 29 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,387 miles [10,278.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,102 miles [11,429.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,977 miles [8,009.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Doyle ...

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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Denny Ferry   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South of Doyle   [Map]

Greenwood   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

Gum Spring   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Heads (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Hickory Hills   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Hodge Ferry   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Methodist (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Shady Grove   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Sparkman   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Young (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]

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 Doyle. 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.

Lester Flatt     (Lester Raymond Flatt)

Musician. He was born in Duncan's Chapel (Tennessee) on Friday June 19, 1914 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Friday May 11, 1979 at an age of 64. He was buried at Oaklawn Memorial Cemetery (White County, Tennessee) [Map].

Duncan's Chapel [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Doyle

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lester Flatt<7>

Stan Earl Mitchell

Professional football. He was born in Sparta (Tennessee) on Thursday August 17, 1944 and died in Sparta (Tennessee) on Tueday January 24, 2012 at an age of 67.

Sparta [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the northeast of Doyle

Sparta [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the northeast of Doyle

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Stan Earl Mitchell

Communities Also Named Doyle ...

We have found 25 communities that share the name Doyle.

While the name Doyle is unique within Tennessee, we know of another 25 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Tennessee

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Alabama

Marengo County

Our profile page for Doyle, Marengo County   [Map]

Distance: About 290 miles [466.7 km] to the South Southwest.

Arkansas

Hempstead County

Our profile page for Doyle, Hempstead County   [Map]

Distance: About 484 miles [778.9 km] to the West Southwest.

California

Lassen County

Our profile page for Doyle, Lassen County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,893 miles [3,046.5 km] to the West Northwest.

Tulare County

Our profile page for Doyle, Tulare County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>

Although located in Tulare County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Colorado

Gunnison County

Our profile page for Doyle, Gunnison County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Gunnison County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Georgia

Marion County

Our profile page for Doyle, Marion County   [Map]

Distance: About 254 miles [408.8 km] to the South Southeast.

Indiana

Miami County

Our profile page for Doyle, Miami County   [Map]

Distance: About 343 miles [552 km] to the North.

Kansas

Harvey County

Our profile page for Doyle, Harvey County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Harvey County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Marion County

Our profile page for Doyle, Marion County

This community is historic.<9>

Although located in Marion County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Kentucky

Daviess County

Our profile page for Doyle, Daviess County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Daviess County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Louisiana

Livingston Parish

Our profile page for Doyle, Livingston Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 477 miles [767.7 km] to the Southwest.

Webster Parish

Our profile page for Doyle, Webster Parish

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Webster Parish, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Michigan

Gratiot County

Our profile page for Doyle, Gratiot County

This community is historic.

Although located in Gratiot County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Macomb County

Our profile page for Doyle, Macomb County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 506 miles [814.3 km] to the North Northeast.

Mecosta County

Our profile page for Doyle, Mecosta County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Mecosta County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Minnesota

Le Sueur County

Our profile page for Doyle, Le Sueur County   [Map]

Distance: About 725 miles [1,166.8 km] to the North Northwest.

Missouri

Ripley County

Our profile page for Doyle, Ripley County   [Map]

Distance: About 304 miles [489.2 km] to the West Northwest.

Nebraska

Scotts Bluff County

Our profile page for Doyle, Scotts Bluff County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,068 miles [1,718.8 km] to the West Northwest.

New Mexico

Roosevelt County

Our profile page for Doyle, Roosevelt County

This community is historic.

Although located in Roosevelt County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

New York

Erie County

Our profile page for Doyle, Erie County   [Map]

Distance: About 603 miles [970.4 km] to the North Northeast.

Oklahoma

Stephens County

Our profile page for Doyle, Stephens County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Stephens County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

South Carolina

Horry County

Our profile page for Doyle, Horry County   [Map]

Distance: About 383 miles [616.4 km] to the East Southeast.

Texas

Limestone County

Our profile page for Doyle, Limestone County   [Map]

Distance: About 696 miles [1,120.1 km] to the West Southwest.

San Patricio County

Our profile page for Doyle, San Patricio County   [Map]

Distance: About 884 miles [1,422.7 km] to the Southwest.

West Virginia

Wood County

Our profile page for Doyle, Wood County   [Map]

Distance: About 327 miles [526.3 km] to the Northeast.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Tennessee

About White County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Doyle. 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Doyle) 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 Doyle. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Doyle

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Doyle. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.8557, Longitude: -85.5128     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Doyle have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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.

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<3>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 Doyle to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 313.005 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.839 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.226 degrees.

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<7>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.

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<8>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 Doyle 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.

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<9>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 Doyle, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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