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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Druid Hills 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 Druid Hills. 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 Druid Hills.

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

The Cumberland County sighting report from eBird.

Since Druid Hills is near Morgan County and also Fentress County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Morgan County

Sighting report for Fentress 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 Druid Hills.

How Far From Druid Hills 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 Druid Hills to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Crossville [Map], which is the Seat of Cumberland County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Druid Hills to Crossville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 106 miles [170.6 km] to the West (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 473 miles [761.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 19 days and walking would take 27 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,354 miles [10,225.8 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 7,068 miles [11,374.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,943 miles [7,955 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Druid Hills ...

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.

Bowling   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest of Druid Hills   [Map]

Cherry Branch   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Chestnut Hill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Crab Orchard   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Daddys Creek   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Halfway   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Henry Ford   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]

Lake Pomeroy   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

Otter Creek Junction   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Potter Ford   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]

Rogers   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Slate Springs   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [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 Druid Hills. 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.

David Glenn Douglas

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 an age of 52.

Spring City [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the south of Druid Hills

Find-A-Grave Memorial: David Glenn Douglas<7>

Communities Also Named Druid Hills ...

We have found 12 communities that share the name Druid Hills.

While the name Druid Hills is unique within Tennessee, we know of another 12 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Tennessee

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Alabama

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Druid Hills, Montgomery County   [Map]

Distance: About 265 miles [426.5 km] to the South Southwest.

Tuscaloosa County

Our profile page for Druid Hills, Tuscaloosa County   [Map]

Distance: About 243 miles [391.1 km] to the Southwest.

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Druid Hills, Hillsborough County   [Map]

Distance: About 569 miles [915.7 km] to the South Southeast.

Seminole County

Our profile page for Druid Hills, Seminole County

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

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

Georgia

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Druid Hills, DeKalb County   [Map]

Distance: About 156 miles [251.1 km] to the South.

Kentucky

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Druid Hills, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 162 miles [260.7 km] to the North Northwest.

North Carolina

Henderson County

Our profile page for Druid Hills, Henderson County   [Map]

Distance: About 142 miles [228.5 km] to the East Southeast.

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Druid Hills, Mecklenburg County   [Map]

Distance: About 232 miles [373.4 km] to the East Southeast.

Pennsylvania

Luzerne County

Our profile page for Druid Hills, Luzerne County   [Map]

Distance: About 604 miles [972 km] to the Northeast.

South Carolina

Greenwood County

Our profile page for Druid Hills, Greenwood County   [Map]

Distance: About 195 miles [313.8 km] to the Southeast.

Virginia

Danville City

Our profile page for Druid Hills, Danville City   [Map]

Distance: About 306 miles [492.5 km] to the East.

James City County

Our profile page for Druid Hills, James City County   [Map]

Distance: About 458 miles [737.1 km] to the East Northeast.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Tennessee

About Cumberland County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Cumberland County: www.brockhill.org/

The official website for State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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- Druid Hills) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Druid Hills. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.0023, Longitude: -84.8772     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Druid Hills 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 Druid Hills 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 312.623 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.42 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.922 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 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 Druid Hills 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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