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The location of Dry Fork









Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

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

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

The Davidson County sighting report from eBird.

Since Dry Fork is near Cheatham County and also Robertson County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Cheatham County

Sighting report for Robertson 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 Fork.

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Dry Fork once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Dry Fork and extending to:

  • Nashville [Map], which is the Seat of Davidson County, lies just to the South Southeast.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies just to the South Southeast (SSE).
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 566 miles [910.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). If you could drive a straight line from Dry Fork to White House, with an average speed<3>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 33 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 23 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,422 miles [10,335.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,142 miles [11,493.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,017 miles [8,074.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Dry Fork ...

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.

Bearwallow   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West of Dry Fork   [Map]

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

Cherokee Park   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]

Forest Grove   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Greenville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Haysboro   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Ivy Point   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Little Creek   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]

Loveville (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Maplewood   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Marrowbone   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]

Pinnacle   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Pond Creek Ferry   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Rest (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Ridgepost (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Rosebank   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Union Hill   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Williams Hills   -   5 miles [8 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 Fork. 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.

Duane Allman     (Howard Duane Allman)

Musician. He was born in Nashville (Tennessee) on Wednesday November 20, 1946 and died in Macon (Georgia) on Friday October 29, 1971 at an age of 24. He was buried at Rose Hill Cemetery (Bibb County, Georgia) [Map].

Nashville [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast of Dry Fork

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Duane Allman<8>

Gregg Allman     (Gregg LeNoir Allman)

Musician - a member of the 'Allman Brothers Band'. He was born in Nashville (Tennessee) on Monday December 8, 1947 and died in Richmond Hill (Georgia) on Saturday May 27, 2017 at an age of 69. He was buried at Rose Hill Cemetery (Bibb County, Georgia) [Map].

Nashville [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast of Dry Fork

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gregg Allman

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].

Nashville [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast of Dry Fork

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chester Burton 'Chet' Atkins

DeFord Bailey

Musician. He was born in Carthage (Tennessee) on Thursday December 14, 1899 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Friday July 2, 1982 at an age of 82. He was buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].

Carthage [Map] is located 50 miles [80.5 km] to the east of Dry Fork

Nashville [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast of Dry Fork

Find-A-Grave Memorial: DeFord Bailey

Edward Emerson Barnard

Astronomer. He was born in Nashville (Tennessee) on Friday October 16, 1857 and died in Williams Bay (Wisconsin) on Tueday February 6, 1923 at an age of 65. He was buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].

Nashville [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast of Dry Fork

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Emerson Barnard

John Andrew Beazley

Major League Baseball. He was born in Nashville (Tennessee) on Saturday May 25, 1918 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Saturday April 21, 1990 at an age of 71. He was buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].

Nashville [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast of Dry Fork

Nashville [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast of Dry Fork

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Andrew Beazley

Leroy Carr

Musician. He was born in Nashville (Tennessee) on Tueday March 7, 1905 and died in Indianapolis (Indiana) on Monday April 29, 1935 at an age of 30. He was buried at Floral Park Cemetery (Marion County, Indiana) [Map].

Nashville [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast of Dry Fork

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Leroy Carr

Wayne H. Carson

Songwriter, producer. He was born in Denver (Colorado) on Tueday May 5, 1942 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Monday July 20, 2015 at an age of 73. He was buried at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].

Nashville [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast of Dry Fork

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wayne H. Carson

June Carter Cash     (Born as Valerie June Carter)

Oscar nominated actress, singer, songwriter, comedian, author. She was born in Maces Spring (Virginia) on Sunday June 23, 1929 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Thursday May 15, 2003 at an age of 73.

Nashville [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast of Dry Fork

Find-A-Grave Memorial: June Carter Cash

William Benjamin 'Ben' Chapman

Major League Baseball. He was born in Nashville (Tennessee) on Friday December 25, 1908 and died in Hoover (Alabama) on Wednesday July 7, 1993 at an age of 84. He was buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Jefferson County, Alabama) [Map].

Nashville [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast of Dry Fork

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Benjamin 'Ben' Chapman

Adolphus Anthony 'Doc' Cheatham

Musician. He was born in Nashville (Tennessee) on Tueday June 13, 1905 and died in Washington, DC [Map] on Monday June 2, 1997 at an age of 92. He was buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].

Nashville [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast of Dry Fork

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Adolphus Anthony 'Doc' Cheatham

Danny Davis

Musician. He was born in Dorchester (Massachusetts) on Friday May 29, 1925 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Thursday June 12, 2008 at an age of 83. He was buried at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].

Nashville [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast of Dry Fork

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Danny Davis

Herman Sidney 'Eagle' Day

Professional football. He was born in Columbia (Mississippi) on Sunday October 2, 1932 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Friday February 22, 2008 at an age of 75.

Nashville [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast of Dry Fork

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Herman Sidney 'Eagle' Day

Communities Also Named Dry Fork ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Dry Fork.

While the name Dry Fork is unique within Tennessee, we know of another 9 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Tennessee

Kentucky

Barren County

Our profile page for Dry Fork, Barren County   [Map]

Distance: About 64 miles [103 km] to the Northeast.

Jackson County

Our profile page for Dry Fork, Jackson County   [Map]

Distance: About 169 miles [272 km] to the East Northeast.

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Dry Fork, Lawrence County

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

Pike County

Our profile page for Dry Fork, Pike County   [Map]

Distance: About 255 miles [410.4 km] to the East Northeast.

Montana

Chouteau County

Our profile page for Dry Fork, Chouteau County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<9>

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

Utah

Uintah County

Our profile page for Dry Fork, Uintah County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,265 miles [2,035.8 km] to the West Northwest.

Virginia

Pittsylvania County

Our profile page for Dry Fork, Pittsylvania County   [Map]

Distance: About 414 miles [666.3 km] to the East.

Smyth County

Our profile page for Dry Fork, Smyth County   [Map]

Distance: About 292 miles [469.9 km] to the East.

Wise County

Our profile page for Dry Fork, Wise County   [Map]

Distance: About 251 miles [403.9 km] to the East.

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Fork, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Dry Fork) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dry Fork. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.2587, Longitude: -86.8522     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dry Fork have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Fork to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 313.844 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.861 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.697 degrees.

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<8>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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<9>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 Dry Fork 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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