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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Ducktown 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 Ducktown. 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 Ducktown.

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 Ducktown is near Greene County and also Sullivan County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Greene County

Sighting report for Sullivan 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 Ducktown.

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

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

  • Jonesborough [Map], which is the Seat of Washington County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Ducktown to Jonesborough, 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 231 miles [371.8 km] to the West (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 14 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 353 miles [568.1 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 6,246 miles [10,052 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 6,954 miles [11,191.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,831 miles [7,774.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

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 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 Sandy   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast of Ducktown   [Map]

Centersville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Christie (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

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

Graysburg   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Hartmantown   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Haws Crossroads   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]

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

Locust Mount   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]

Luke (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Mayflower (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Mitchell Springs   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Sulphur Springs   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [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 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.

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 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Ducktown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Johnson<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 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast of Ducktown

Greeneville [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest of Ducktown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eliza Johnson

Communities Also Named Ducktown ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Ducktown.

Within Tennessee, there is just one other community named Ducktown. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 3 communities in the United States - with 4 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

Georgia

Forsyth County

Our profile page for Ducktown, Forsyth County   [Map]

Distance: About 170 miles [273.6 km] to the South Southwest.

Illinois

Cook County

Our profile page for Ducktown, Cook County   [Map]

Distance: About 465 miles [748.3 km] to the North Northwest.

North Carolina

Transylvania County

Our profile page for Ducktown, Transylvania County   [Map]

Distance: About 76 miles [122.3 km] to the South.

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 Ducktown. 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ducktown) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ducktown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.3359, Longitude: -82.6290     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ducktown 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 Ducktown 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 311.275 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.921 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.897 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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