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The location of Dunlap









Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Dunlap 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 Dunlap. 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 Dunlap.

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

The Weakley County sighting report from eBird.

Since Dunlap is near Henry County and also Obion County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Henry County

Sighting report for Obion 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 Dunlap.

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Dunlap once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Dunlap and extending to:

  • Dresden [Map], which is the Seat of Weakley County, lies just to the Southwest.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 102 miles [164.2 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Dunlap to Nashville, with an average speed<3>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 656 miles [1,055.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,488 miles [10,441.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,212 miles [11,606.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,088 miles [8,188.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Dunlap ...

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.

Cottage Grove   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East of Dunlap   [Map]

Eagle Hill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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

Glasgow (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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

Ore Springs   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Red Hill   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Sandhill   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]

Tumbling   -   8 miles [12.9 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 Dunlap. 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.

Dixie Carter     (Dixie Virginia Carter)

Actress. She was born in McLemoresville (Tennessee) on Saturday May 25, 1929 and died in Houston (Texas) on Saturday April 10, 2010 at an age of 80. She was buried at McLemoresville Cemetery (Carroll County, Tennessee) [Map].

McLemoresville [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Dunlap

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dixie Carter<8>

James William 'Jimmy' Moore

Major League Baseball. He was born in Paris (Tennessee) on Thursday April 24, 1902 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Friday March 7, 1986 at an age of 83.

Paris [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the east of Dunlap

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James William 'Jimmy' Moore

Mary Louise Winn

Actress, dancer. She was born in Paris (Tennessee) on Wednesday August 6, 1913 and died in Dallas (Texas) on Wednesday January 9, 1991 at an age of 77. She was buried at Restland Memorial Park (Dallas County, Texas) [Map].

Paris [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the east of Dunlap

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Louise Winn

Communities Also Named Dunlap ...

We have found 25 communities that share the name Dunlap.

Within Tennessee, there is just one other community named Dunlap. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 24 communities in the United States - with 25 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

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Alabama

Baldwin County

Our profile page for Dunlap, Baldwin County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<9>

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

Arkansas

Hempstead County

Our profile page for Dunlap, Hempstead County   [Map]

Distance: About 327 miles [526.3 km] to the West Southwest.

Pike County

Our profile page for Dunlap, Pike County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 316 miles [508.6 km] to the West Southwest.

California

Fresno County

Our profile page for Dunlap, Fresno County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,685 miles [2,711.7 km] to the West.

Mendocino County

Our profile page for Dunlap, Mendocino County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,904 miles [3,064.2 km] to the West Northwest.

Georgia

Oglethorpe County

Our profile page for Dunlap, Oglethorpe County   [Map]

Distance: About 344 miles [553.6 km] to the East Southeast.

Illinois

Peoria County

Our profile page for Dunlap, Peoria County   [Map]

Distance: About 316 miles [508.6 km] to the North.

Indiana

Elkhart County

Our profile page for Dunlap, Elkhart County   [Map]

Distance: About 392 miles [630.9 km] to the North Northeast.

Iowa

Harrison County

Our profile page for Dunlap, Harrison County   [Map]

Distance: About 533 miles [857.8 km] to the Northwest.

Kansas

Morris County

Our profile page for Dunlap, Morris County   [Map]

Distance: About 452 miles [727.4 km] to the West Northwest.

Kentucky

Pike County

Our profile page for Dunlap, Pike County   [Map]

Distance: About 359 miles [577.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Louisiana

Avoyelles Parish

Our profile page for Dunlap, Avoyelles Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 406 miles [653.4 km] to the South Southwest.

Missouri

Grundy County

Our profile page for Dunlap, Grundy County   [Map]

Distance: About 370 miles [595.5 km] to the Northwest.

Montana

Fergus County

Our profile page for Dunlap, Fergus County

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

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

Nebraska

Dawes County

Our profile page for Dunlap, Dawes County

This community is historic.

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

New Mexico

DeBaca County

Our profile page for Dunlap, DeBaca County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 910 miles [1,464.5 km] to the West.

Ohio

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Dunlap, Hamilton County   [Map]

Distance: About 297 miles [478 km] to the Northeast.

Oklahoma

Harper County

Our profile page for Dunlap, Harper County   [Map]

Distance: About 614 miles [988.1 km] to the West.

Pennsylvania

Bucks County

Our profile page for Dunlap, Bucks County   [Map]

Distance: About 789 miles [1,269.8 km] to the East Northeast.

South Dakota

Brule County

Our profile page for Dunlap, Brule County

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

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

Texas

Cottle County

Our profile page for Dunlap, Cottle County   [Map]

Distance: About 676 miles [1,087.9 km] to the West.

Travis County

Our profile page for Dunlap, Travis County   [Map]

Distance: About 666 miles [1,071.8 km] to the Southwest.

Virginia

Alleghany County

Our profile page for Dunlap, Alleghany County

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

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

Washington

King County

Our profile page for Dunlap, King County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,874 miles [3,015.9 km] to the Northwest.

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About Weakley County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Weakley County: www.weakleycountytn.gov/

The official website for State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Dunlap, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>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- Dunlap) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dunlap. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.3473, Longitude: -88.6056     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dunlap have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Dunlap to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 314.946 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.144 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.439 degrees.

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<8>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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<9>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 Dunlap 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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