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Duff, Tennessee

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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Duff 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 Duff. 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 Duff.

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

The Campbell County sighting report from eBird.

Since Duff is near Claiborne County and also Union County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Claiborne County

Sighting report for Union 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

The website, centered on Duff.

How Far From Duff to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Duff to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Jacksboro [Map], which is the Seat of Campbell County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Duff to Jacksboro, 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 152 miles [244.6 km] to the West (W). 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 [Map]) is 419 miles [674.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 17 days and walking would take 24 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,300 miles [10,138.9 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 7,013 miles [11,286.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,889 miles [7,868.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Duff ...

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.

Boy (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South of Duff   [Map]

Flat Hollow   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Fordtown   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Hunter   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Ivydell   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Little White Oak   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]

Long Hollow   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

Peabody   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

Pine Mountain (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Stinking Creek   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Victory   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [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 Duff. 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.

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].

Luttrell [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Duff

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chester Burton 'Chet' Atkins<7>

Patricia Neal     (Born as Patsy Louise Neal)

Oscar winning actress. She was born in Packard (Kentucky) on Wednesday January 20, 1926 and died in Edgartown (Massachusetts) on Sunday August 8, 2010 at an age of 84.

Packard [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the north of Duff

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Patricia Neal

Communities Also Named Duff ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Duff.

While the name Duff is unique within Tennessee, we know of another 6 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Tennessee


Searcy County

Our profile page for Duff, Searcy County   [Map]

Distance: About 485 miles [780.5 km] to the West.


Dubois County

Our profile page for Duff, Dubois County   [Map]

Distance: About 207 miles [333.1 km] to the Northwest.


Grayson County

Our profile page for Duff, Grayson County   [Map]

Distance: About 150 miles [241.4 km] to the West Northwest.


Rock County

Our profile page for Duff, Rock County   [Map]

Distance: About 918 miles [1,477.4 km] to the West Northwest.


Our profile page for Duff   [Map]

Distance: About 1,368 miles [2,201.6 km] to the Northwest.


Shelby County

Our profile page for Duff, Shelby County   [Map]

Distance: About 663 miles [1,067 km] to the West Southwest.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Tennessee

About Campbell County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Campbell County:

The official website for State of Tennessee:

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- Duff) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Duff. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.4467, Longitude: -84.0674     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Duff 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 Duff 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 312.141 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.93 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.464 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:

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