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Drinnon Heights, Tennessee

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Drinnon Heights, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Drinnon Heights and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Drinnon Heights 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 Drinnon Heights. 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 Drinnon Heights.

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

The Hamblen County sighting report from eBird.

Since Drinnon Heights is near Grainger County and also Jefferson County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Grainger County

Sighting report for Jefferson 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

The website, centered on Drinnon Heights.

How Far From Drinnon Heights 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 Drinnon Heights to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Morristown [Map], which is the Seat of Hamblen County, lies just to the South.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 194 miles [312.2 km] to the West (W). If you could drive a straight line from Drinnon Heights to Nashville, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 388 miles [624.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 16 days and walking would take 22 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,278 miles [10,103.5 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 6,987 miles [11,244.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,863 miles [7,826.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Drinnon Heights ...

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.

Bright Ferry   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast of Drinnon Heights   [Map]

Casablanca   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Cherokee Park   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Crockett Ridge   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Gaby Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

Hillcrest   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Indian Hills   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Jaybird   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]

Kentucky Heights   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]

Liberty Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

Long Ferry   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Marshalls Ferry   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Mountain View Meadows   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Rocky Summit (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]

Rolling Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]

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

Vantage View   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

Wildwood   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [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 Drinnon Heights. 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.

Chester Burton 'Chet' Atkins

Musician. He was born in Luttrell (Tennessee) on Friday June 20, 1924 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Saturday June 30, 2001 at an age of 77. He was buried at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].

Luttrell [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Drinnon Heights

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chester Burton 'Chet' Atkins<7>

Eliza Johnson     (Born as Eliza McCardle)

Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Andrew Johnson (1865 - 1869). She was born in Telford (Tennessee) on Thursday October 4, 1810 and died in Greeneville (Tennessee) on Saturday January 15, 1876 at an age of 65.

Telford [Map] is located 41 miles [66 km] to the east of Drinnon Heights

Greeneville [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the east of Drinnon Heights

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eliza Johnson

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Tennessee

About Hamblen County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Tennessee:

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- Drinnon Heights) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Drinnon Heights. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.2487, Longitude: -83.2954     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Drinnon Heights 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 Drinnon Heights 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 311.673 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.365 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.197 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:

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