A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada

Eagle Creek, Tennessee
(Overton County)

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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Eagle Creek 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 Eagle Creek. 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 Eagle Creek.

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

The Overton County sighting report from eBird.

Since Eagle Creek is near Pickett County and also Clay County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Pickett County

Sighting report for Clay 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 Eagle Creek.

How Far From Eagle Creek to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Eagle Creek 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 Eagle Creek once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Eagle Creek and extending to:

  • Livingston [Map], which is the Seat of Overton County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Eagle Creek to Livingston, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 88 miles [141.6 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 477 miles [767.7 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 6,346 miles [10,212.9 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 7,062 miles [11,365.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,937 miles [7,945.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Eagle Creek ...

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.

Big Springs   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South of Eagle Creek   [Map]

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

Free Communion   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Howard Chapel   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Independence   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]

Ozone   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]

Plain Grove   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Rocky Ridge   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Sunset   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Unity   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [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 Eagle Creek. 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.

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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest of Eagle Creek

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lester Flatt<8>

Communities Also Named Eagle Creek ...

We have found 10 communities that share the name Eagle Creek.

Within Tennessee, there is just one other community named Eagle Creek. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 9 communities in the United States and Canada - with 9 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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Tallapoosa County

Our profile page for Eagle Creek, Tallapoosa County   [Map]

Distance: About 247 miles [397.5 km] to the South.


Greenlee County

Our profile page for Eagle Creek, Greenlee County

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

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

British Columbia

Our profile page for Eagle Creek   [Map]

Distance: About 2,029 miles [3,265.4 km] to the Northwest.


Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Eagle Creek, Hillsborough County   [Map]

Distance: About 605 miles [973.7 km] to the South Southeast.


Coffey County

Our profile page for Eagle Creek, Coffey County

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

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

Lyon County

Our profile page for Eagle Creek, Lyon County

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

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


Daniels County

Our profile page for Eagle Creek, Daniels County

This community is historic.

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


Clackamas County

Our profile page for Eagle Creek, Clackamas County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,010 miles [3,234.8 km] to the West Northwest.


Wilson County

Our profile page for Eagle Creek, Wilson County

This community is historic.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Tennessee

About Overton County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Tennessee:

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 Eagle Creek, 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Eagle Creek) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Eagle Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.4973, Longitude: -85.2361     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Eagle Creek 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 Eagle Creek 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 312.854 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.756 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.945 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:

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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 Eagle Creek 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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