A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
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.
Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:
The National Weather Service forecast for Ducktown and surrounding area.
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:
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
Communities Outside of Tennessee
Distance: About 170 miles [273.6 km] to the South Southwest.
Distance: About 465 miles [748.3 km] to the North Northwest.
Distance: About 76 miles [122.3 km] to the South.
Other Roadside Stops ...
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/
Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.
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This page was last modified: 11 Nov 2019