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Outdoor Activities ...

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

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

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks 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 this GPS location for Ducktown:
    • 35.035401, -84.383184
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Ducktown
  • 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:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Ducktown ...

We have found four communities that share the name Ducktown.

There is one other community in Tennessee which is also named Ducktown.

Beyond Tennessee, we know of another three communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Located In Tennessee ...
    • Washington County
      • This Ducktown is located in Washington County and lies 133 miles [214 km]<1> to the northeast of the Ducktown that is located in Polk County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ducktown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Ducktown.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Georgia
      • Forsyth County
      • This Ducktown is located in Forsyth County and lies 55 miles [88.5 km]<1> to the south of the Ducktown that is located in Polk County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ducktown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Forsyth County community of Ducktown.
    • Illinois
      • Cook County
      • This Ducktown is located in Cook County and lies 501 miles [806.3 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Ducktown that is located in Polk County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ducktown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cook County community of Ducktown.
    • North Carolina
      • Transylvania County
      • This Ducktown is located in Transylvania County and lies 93 miles [149.7 km]<1> to the east of the Ducktown that is located in Polk County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ducktown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Transylvania County community of Ducktown.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Ducktown ...

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

  • Belltown [Polk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belltown
    • Belltown [Polk County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Ducktown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belltown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belltown
  • Burger Town [Cherokee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burger Town
    • Burger Town [Cherokee County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Ducktown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burger Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burger Town
  • Chanceytown [Polk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chanceytown
    • Chanceytown [Polk County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Ducktown
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chanceytown
  • Copperhill [Polk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Copperhill
    • Copperhill [Polk County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Ducktown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 316 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Copperhill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Copperhill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Copperhill<3>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Fry [Fannin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fry
      • Fry [Fannin County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Ducktown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fry
    • Grassy Creek [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grassy Creek
      • Grassy Creek [Polk County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Ducktown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grassy Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grassy Creek
    • Jonestown [Fannin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonestown
      • Jonestown [Fannin County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Ducktown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jonestown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jonestown
    • Kingtown [Fannin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingtown
      • Kingtown [Fannin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Ducktown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingtown
    • Pierceville [Fannin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pierceville
      • Pierceville [Fannin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Ducktown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pierceville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pierceville
    • Wolf Creek [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wolf Creek
      • Wolf Creek [Cherokee County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Ducktown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wolf Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wolf Creek

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 Ducktown. 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • Joe Frazier     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Liberty (NC) on October 6, 1922 (a Friday) and died in Broken Arrow (OK) on February 15, 2011 (a Tueday) at the age of 88. He is buried at Bixby Cemetery (Tulsa County, Oklahoma).
      • Liberty is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast of Ducktown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Frazier<4>
    • Burkett Howard 'Uncle Josh' Graves     (Musician)
    • James Harle 'Jimmy' Johnston     (Major League Baseball)

How Far From Ducktown 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 city such as Ducktown to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Ducktown and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Benton, which is the Seat of Polk County and lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Ducktown to Benton, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
    • Nashville, which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 155 miles [249.4 km] to the west northwest (WNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 484 miles [778.9 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 19 days and walking would take 28 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,379 miles [10,266 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,087 miles [11,405.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,963 miles [7,987.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Tennessee

About Polk County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ducktown. 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 '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- Ducktown) 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 Ducktown. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from DucktownOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ducktown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.0354, Longitude: -84.3832    
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Ducktown to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 312.298 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.91 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.966 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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