A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Dykes Crossroads, Tennessee
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.
Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:
The National Weather Service forecast for Dykes Crossroads and surrounding area.
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:
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:
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.
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.
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].
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.
Other Roadside Stops ...
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/
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This page was last modified: 28 Oct 2019