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The location of Dykes Crossroads









Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Dykes Crossroads 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 Dykes Crossroads. 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 Dykes Crossroads.

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

The Cumberland County sighting report from eBird.

Since Dykes Crossroads is near Putnam County and also White County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Putnam County

Sighting report for White 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 Dykes Crossroads.

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

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

  • Crossville [Map], which is the Seat of Cumberland County, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 95 miles [152.9 km] to the West (W). If you could drive a straight line from Dykes Crossroads 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 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 484 miles [778.9 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<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,363 miles [10,240.3 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 7,077 miles [11,389.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,952 miles [7,969.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Dykes Crossroads ...

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.

Camelot   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast of Dykes Crossroads   [Map]

Claysville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Crossville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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

Fairyland   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

Foxfire   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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

Hillcrest   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Holiday Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Howard Springs   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]

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

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

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

Woodlawn   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]

Woody   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [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 Dykes Crossroads. 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.

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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Dykes Crossroads

Find-A-Grave Memorial: David Glenn Douglas<7>

Lester Flatt     (Lester Raymond Flatt)

Musician. He was born in Duncan's Chapel (Tennessee) on Friday June 19, 1914 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Friday May 11, 1979 at an age of 64. He was buried at Oaklawn Memorial Cemetery (White County, Tennessee) [Map].

Duncan's Chapel [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest of Dykes Crossroads

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lester Flatt

Stan Earl Mitchell

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

Sparta [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Dykes Crossroads

Sparta [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Dykes Crossroads

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Stan Earl Mitchell

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Tennessee

About Cumberland County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Dykes Crossroads. 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Dykes Crossroads) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dykes Crossroads. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.9962, Longitude: -85.0788     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dykes Crossroads 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 Dykes Crossroads 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 312.745 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.56 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.008 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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