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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Duncan 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 Duncan. 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 Duncan.

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

The Blount County sighting report from eBird.

Since Duncan is near Knox County and also Hamilton County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Knox County

Sighting report for Hamilton 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 Duncan.

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

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

  • Maryville [Map], which is the Seat of Blount County, lies just to the South.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 159 miles [255.9 km] to the West (W). If you could drive a straight line from Duncan to Nashville, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 436 miles [701.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 17 days and walking would take 25 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,326 miles [10,180.7 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 7,036 miles [11,323.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,912 miles [7,905.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Duncan ...

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.

Airport Plaza   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest of Duncan   [Map]

Bent Tree   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Cherokee Park   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Everett Heights   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Green Meadow   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Little River   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]

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

Maryville   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]

Meadowbrook   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

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

Mimosa Heights   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]

Peppermint Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]

Rockgardens   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

Rocky Waters   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]

Springbrook   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]

Summit Hills   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Sunset View   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [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 Duncan. 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.

Reggie Cobb

Professional football. He was born in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Sunday July 7, 1968 and died in Jacksonville (Florida) on Saturday April 20, 2019 at an age of 50. He was buried at Lynnhurst Cemetery (Knox County, Tennessee) [Map].

Knoxville [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the north of Duncan

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Reggie Cobb<7>

David Glenn Douglas

Professional football. He was born in Spring City (Tennessee) on Wednesday March 20, 1963 and died in Maryville (Tennessee) on Saturday February 27, 2016 at an age of 52.

Spring City [Map] is located 50 miles [80.5 km] to the west of Duncan

Maryville [Map] is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the south of Duncan

Find-A-Grave Memorial: David Glenn Douglas

Paul 'Duke' Hogue, Sr.

Professional basketball. He was born in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Sunday April 28, 1940 and died in Cincinnati (Ohio) on Monday August 17, 2009 at an age of 69. He was buried at Cemetery of Spring Grove (Hamilton County, Ohio) [Map].

Knoxville [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the north of Duncan

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul 'Duke' Hogue, Sr.

Billy Meyer

Major League Baseball. He was born in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Thursday January 14, 1892 and died in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Sunday March 31, 1957 at an age of 65. He was buried at Lynnhurst Cemetery (Knox County, Tennessee) [Map].

Knoxville [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the north of Duncan

Knoxville [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the north of Duncan

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Meyer

Garrard Sliger 'Buster' Ramsey

Professional football. He was born in Townsend (Tennessee) on Tueday March 16, 1920 and died in Signal Hills (Tennessee) on Sunday September 16, 2007 at an age of 87. He was buried at Grandview Cemetery (Blount County, Tennessee) [Map].

Townsend [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast of Duncan

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Garrard Sliger 'Buster' Ramsey

Alvin 'Junior' Samples, Jr.

Comedian, actor. He was born in Cumming (Georgia) on Tueday August 10, 1926 and died in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Sunday November 13, 1983 at an age of 57. He was buried at Sawnee View Gardens (Forsyth County, Georgia) [Map].

Knoxville [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the north of Duncan

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alvin 'Junior' Samples, Jr.

Joe Earl Stuart, Jr.

Musician. He was born in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Tueday February 7, 1928 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Sunday September 13, 1987 at an age of 59.

Knoxville [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the north of Duncan

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Earl Stuart, Jr.

John 'Big John' Tate

Professional boxer. He was born in Marion (Arkansas) on Saturday January 29, 1955 and died in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Thursday April 9, 1998 at an age of 43. He was buried at Edmondson Cemetery (Crittenden County, Arkansas) [Map].

Knoxville [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the north of Duncan

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John 'Big John' Tate

Communities Also Named Duncan ...

We have found 40 communities that share the name Duncan.

While the name Duncan is unique within Tennessee, we know of another 40 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Tennessee

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Alabama

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Duncan, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 231 miles [371.8 km] to the Southwest.

Tallapoosa County

Our profile page for Duncan, Tallapoosa County   [Map]

Distance: About 224 miles [360.5 km] to the South Southwest.

Arizona

Greenlee County

Our profile page for Duncan, Greenlee County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,446 miles [2,327.1 km] to the West.

Arkansas

Monroe County

Our profile page for Duncan, Monroe County   [Map]

Distance: About 418 miles [672.7 km] to the West.

British Columbia

Our profile page for Duncan   [Map]

Distance: About 2,187 miles [3,519.6 km] to the Northwest.

Colorado

Delta County

Our profile page for Duncan, Delta County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>

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

Saguache County

Our profile page for Duncan, Saguache County   [Map]

This community is historic.<9>

Distance: About 1,202 miles [1,934.4 km] to the West Northwest.

Connecticut

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Duncan, Middlesex County

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

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

Illinois

Gallatin County

Our profile page for Duncan, Gallatin County

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

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

Stark County

Our profile page for Duncan, Stark County   [Map]

Distance: About 476 miles [766 km] to the Northwest.

Indiana

Floyd County

Our profile page for Duncan, Floyd County   [Map]

Distance: About 203 miles [326.7 km] to the North Northwest.

Iowa

Hancock County

Our profile page for Duncan, Hancock County   [Map]

Distance: About 723 miles [1,163.6 km] to the Northwest.

Kansas

Miami County

Our profile page for Duncan, Miami County

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

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

Kentucky

Casey County

Our profile page for Duncan, Casey County   [Map]

Distance: About 115 miles [185.1 km] to the North Northwest.

Mercer County

Our profile page for Duncan, Mercer County   [Map]

Distance: About 152 miles [244.6 km] to the North Northwest.

Michigan

Cheboygan County

Our profile page for Duncan, Cheboygan County

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

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

Marquette County

Our profile page for Duncan, Marquette County

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

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

Mississippi

Bolivar County

Our profile page for Duncan, Bolivar County   [Map]

Distance: About 402 miles [647 km] to the West Southwest.

Missouri

Clay County

Our profile page for Duncan, Clay County

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

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

Webster County

Our profile page for Duncan, Webster County   [Map]

Distance: About 494 miles [795 km] to the West Northwest.

Montana

Flathead County

Our profile page for Duncan, Flathead County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,760 miles [2,832.4 km] to the Northwest.

Gallatin County

Our profile page for Duncan, Gallatin County

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

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

Missoula County

Our profile page for Duncan, Missoula County

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

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

Nebraska

Platte County

Our profile page for Duncan, Platte County   [Map]

Distance: About 824 miles [1,326.1 km] to the West Northwest.

North Carolina

Harnett County

Our profile page for Duncan, Harnett County   [Map]

Distance: About 286 miles [460.3 km] to the East.

Rutherford County

Our profile page for Duncan, Rutherford County

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

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

Oklahoma

Stephens County

Our profile page for Duncan, Stephens County   [Map]

Distance: About 796 miles [1,281 km] to the West.

Ontario

Our profile page for Duncan   [Map]

Distance: About 623 miles [1,002.6 km] to the North Northeast.

Oregon

Umatilla County

Our profile page for Duncan, Umatilla County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,903 miles [3,062.6 km] to the West Northwest.

Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Duncan, Allegheny County

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

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

Tioga County

Our profile page for Duncan, Tioga County   [Map]

Distance: About 541 miles [870.7 km] to the Northeast.

Quebec

Our profile page for Duncan   [Map]

Distance: About 907 miles [1,459.7 km] to the Northeast.

South Carolina

Spartanburg County

Our profile page for Duncan, Spartanburg County   [Map]

Distance: About 118 miles [189.9 km] to the East Southeast.

South Dakota

Buffalo County

Our profile page for Duncan, Buffalo County

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

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

Texas

Hartley County

Our profile page for Duncan, Hartley County

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

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

Virginia

Floyd County

Our profile page for Duncan, Floyd County   [Map]

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

Norfolk City

Our profile page for Duncan, Norfolk City

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

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

Washington

Spokane County

Our profile page for Duncan, Spokane County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,883 miles [3,030.4 km] to the Northwest.

West Virginia

Jackson County

Our profile page for Duncan, Jackson County   [Map]

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

Wyoming

Fremont County

Our profile page for Duncan, Fremont County

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

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Blount County: www.korrnet.org/blountco/

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' (or 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- Duncan) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Duncan. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.7987, Longitude: -83.9646     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Duncan 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 Duncan 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 312.067 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.753 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.596 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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<8>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 Duncan 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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<9>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 Duncan, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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