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Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Dunrovin Estates, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Dunrovin Estates and the surrounding area.

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Dunrovin Estates

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 Dunrovin Estates. 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 Dunrovin Estates.

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

Sighting report for Cumberland County

Since Dunrovin Estates is near Rhea County and also Bledsoe County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Rhea County

Sighting report for Bledsoe County

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Dunrovin Estates ...

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 wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Crossville   -   4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the North of Dunrovin Estates   [Map]

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

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

Hide-A-Way Hills   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Highland View   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Homestead   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

Livesay   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Meridian   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]

Rolling Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Russell Shack Ridge   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

Volunteer Heights   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Wild Plum   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [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 Dunrovin Estates. 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.

Musician. He was born in Dayton (Tennessee) on Thursday March 4, 1909 and died in Boston (Massachusetts) on Wednesday July 30, 2003 at the age of 94. He was buried at Forest Hills Cemetery (Suffolk County, Massachusetts) [Map].

Dayton [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Dunrovin Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Howard 'Louie Bluie' Armstrong<2>

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 the age of 52.

Spring City [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Dunrovin Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: David Glenn Douglas

Professional football. He was born in Sparta (Tennessee) on Thursday August 17, 1944 and died in Sparta (Tennessee) on Tueday January 24, 2012 at the age of 67.

Sparta [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of Dunrovin Estates

Sparta [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of Dunrovin Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Stan Earl Mitchell

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Dunrovin Estates and extending to:

  • Crossville [Map], which is the Seat of Cumberland County, lies just to the North Northwest.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 101 miles [162.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). If you could drive a straight line from Dunrovin Estates 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 483 miles [777.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 19 days and walking would take 28 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,365 miles [10,243.5 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 7,078 miles [11,390.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,954 miles [7,972.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

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About Cumberland County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Cumberland County: www.brockhill.org/

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Dunrovin Estates) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dunrovin Estates. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.8823, Longitude: -85.0013     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dunrovin Estates have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<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.
<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 Dunrovin Estates to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 312.695 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.486 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.005 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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