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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Dry Creek 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 Dry Creek. 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 Dry Creek.

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

The Washington County sighting report from eBird.

Since Dry Creek is near Unicoi County and also Carter County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Unicoi County

Sighting report for Carter 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 Dry Creek.

How Far From Dry Creek 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 Dry Creek to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Jonesborough [Map], which is the Seat of Washington County, lies just to the North Northwest.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 241 miles [387.9 km] to the West (W). If you could drive a straight line from Dry Creek to Nashville, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take nearly four hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 14 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 348 miles [560.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 14 days and walking would take 20 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,243 miles [10,047.1 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 6,951 miles [11,186.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,828 miles [7,769.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Dry Creek ...

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.

Big Cherokee   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest of Dry Creek   [Map]

Bumpus Cove   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Carter Crossing   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]

Cherokee   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Cherokee Gardens   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Dove (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Erwin   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]

Ford Crossing   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Greenwood   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Kansas City   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Lillydale   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

Little Cherokee   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Love Station   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

Mayday   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]

Riverview   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

Rock Creek   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Woodlawn   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [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 Dry Creek. 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.

Ernie 'Tennessee Ernie' Ford     (Ernest Jennings Ford)

Singer, TV Host, Radio announcer. He was born in Bristol (Tennessee) on Thursday February 13, 1919 and died in Reston (Virginia) on Thursday October 17, 1991 at an age of 72.

Bristol [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Dry Creek

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ernie 'Tennessee Ernie' Ford<7>

Andrew Johnson

17th President of the US (1865 - 1869). He was born in Raleigh (North Carolina) on Thursday December 29, 1808 and died in Elizabethton (Tennessee) on Saturday July 31, 1875 at an age of 66.

Elizabethton [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast of Dry Creek

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Johnson

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 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest of Dry Creek

Greeneville [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of Dry Creek

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eliza Johnson

Communities Also Named Dry Creek ...

We have found 25 communities that share the name Dry Creek.

Within Tennessee, there is just one other community named Dry Creek. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 24 communities in the United States - with 25 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Tennessee

Communities outside of Tennessee


Communities Outside of Tennessee

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AlaskaKentuckyNorth CarolinaWashington
 
ArkansasLouisianaOklahomaWest Virginia
 
CaliforniaMississippiOregonWyoming
 
IdahoMissouriSouth Carolina 

Alabama

Fayette County

Our profile page for Dry Creek, Fayette County

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

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

Alaska

Our profile page for Dry Creek   [Map]

Distance: About 3,167 miles [5,096.8 km] to the North Northwest.

Arkansas

Searcy County

Our profile page for Dry Creek, Searcy County   [Map]

This community is historic.<9>

Distance: About 584 miles [939.9 km] to the West.

California

Siskiyou County

Our profile page for Dry Creek, Siskiyou County

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

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

Idaho

Bingham County

Our profile page for Dry Creek, Bingham County

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

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

Kansas

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Dry Creek, Cherokee County

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

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

Saline County

Our profile page for Dry Creek, Saline County

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

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

Sedgwick County

Our profile page for Dry Creek, Sedgwick County

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

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

Washington County

Our profile page for Dry Creek, Washington County

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

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

Kentucky

Knott County

Our profile page for Dry Creek, Knott County   [Map]

Distance: About 79 miles [127.1 km] to the North Northwest.

Louisiana

Beauregard Parish

Our profile page for Dry Creek, Beauregard Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 720 miles [1,158.7 km] to the West Southwest.

Calcasieu Parish

Our profile page for Dry Creek, Calcasieu Parish

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

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

Mississippi

Covington County

Our profile page for Dry Creek, Covington County

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

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

Tippah County

Our profile page for Dry Creek, Tippah County   [Map]

Distance: About 369 miles [593.8 km] to the West Southwest.

Missouri

Crawford County

Our profile page for Dry Creek, Crawford County

This community is historic.

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

Nevada

Elko County

Our profile page for Dry Creek, Elko County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,810 miles [2,912.9 km] to the West Northwest.

North Carolina

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Dry Creek, Montgomery County

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

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

Oklahoma

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Dry Creek, Cherokee County   [Map]

Distance: About 695 miles [1,118.5 km] to the West.

Oregon

Benton County

Our profile page for Dry Creek, Benton County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,199 miles [3,538.9 km] to the West Northwest.

South Carolina

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Dry Creek, Lancaster County

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

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

Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Dry Creek, Salt Lake County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,613 miles [2,595.9 km] to the West Northwest.

Washington

Walla Walla County

Our profile page for Dry Creek, Walla Walla County

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

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

West Virginia

Raleigh County

Our profile page for Dry Creek, Raleigh County   [Map]

Distance: About 126 miles [202.8 km] to the North Northeast.

Wyoming

Park County

Our profile page for Dry Creek, Park County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,496 miles [2,407.6 km] to the West Northwest.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Tennessee

About Washington County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Washington County: www.washingtoncountytn.com/

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 from Point A (ie- Dry Creek) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dry Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.2068, Longitude: -82.4351     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dry Creek 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 Dry Creek 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 311.158 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.769 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.854 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 Dry Creek 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 Dry Creek, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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