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Dunn, Tennessee

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The location of Dunn

Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Dunn 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 Dunn. 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 Dunn.

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

The Lawrence County sighting report from eBird.

Since Dunn is near Giles County and also Wayne County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Giles County

Sighting report for Wayne 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 Dunn.

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

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

  • Lawrenceburg [Map], which is the Seat of Lawrence County, lies just to the North.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 73 miles [117.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). If you could drive a straight line from Dunn to Nashville, with an average speed<2>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 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 622 miles [1,001 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,493 miles [10,449.5 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 7,210 miles [11,603.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,085 miles [8,183.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Dunn ...

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.

Center Point   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South of Dunn   [Map]

Crewstown   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]

Crossroads   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Gum Springs   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]

Hickory Heights   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Hood Lake   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Long Branch   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Mars Hill   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Meadowview   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Pleasant Point   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Shady Grove (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Spring Creek   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Springers Station   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [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 Dunn. 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.

Meriwether Lewis

Explorer, 2nd Governor of Louisiana. He was born in Ivy (Virginia) on Thursday August 18, 1774 and died in Hohenwald (Tennessee) on Wednesday October 11, 1809 at an age of 35. He was buried at Pioneer Cemetery (Lewis County, Tennessee) [Map].

Hohenwald [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest of Dunn

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Meriwether Lewis<7>

Communities Also Named Dunn ...

We have found 19 communities that share the name Dunn.

While the name Dunn is unique within Tennessee, we know of another 19 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Tennessee

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Pike County

Our profile page for Dunn, Pike County   [Map]

Distance: About 245 miles [394.3 km] to the South Southeast.


Cross County

Our profile page for Dunn, Cross County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 182 miles [292.9 km] to the West.

Monroe County

Our profile page for Dunn, Monroe County

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

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

Randolph County

Our profile page for Dunn, Randolph County   [Map]

Distance: About 223 miles [358.9 km] to the West Northwest.


San Bernardino County

Our profile page for Dunn, San Bernardino County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,637 miles [2,634.5 km] to the West.


Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Dunn, Hillsborough County   [Map]

Distance: About 584 miles [939.9 km] to the South Southeast.


Fannin County

Our profile page for Dunn, Fannin County   [Map]

Distance: About 163 miles [262.3 km] to the East.

Forsyth County

Our profile page for Dunn, Forsyth County   [Map]

Distance: About 193 miles [310.6 km] to the East Southeast.

Murray County

Our profile page for Dunn, Murray County

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

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


Moultrie County

Our profile page for Dunn, Moultrie County   [Map]

Distance: About 314 miles [505.3 km] to the North Northwest.


Benton County

Our profile page for Dunn, Benton County   [Map]

This community is historic.

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


Richland Parish

Our profile page for Dunn, Richland Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 307 miles [494.1 km] to the Southwest.


Our profile page for Dunn

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


New Madrid County

Our profile page for Dunn, New Madrid County   [Map]

Distance: About 167 miles [268.8 km] to the West Northwest.

Texas County

Our profile page for Dunn, Texas County   [Map]

Distance: About 301 miles [484.4 km] to the West Northwest.

North Carolina

Harnett County

Our profile page for Dunn, Harnett County   [Map]

Distance: About 492 miles [791.8 km] to the East.


Washington County

Our profile page for Dunn, Washington County

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

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


Scurry County

Our profile page for Dunn, Scurry County   [Map]

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


Our profile page for Dunn

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Lawrence County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lawrence County:

The official website for State of Tennessee:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Dunn) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dunn. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.1942, Longitude: -87.3400     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dunn 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 Dunn 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 314.098 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.006 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.152 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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<8>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 Dunn, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Dunn 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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