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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for East Point 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 East Point. 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 East Point.

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

The Wilson County sighting report from eBird.

Since East Point is near Davidson County and also Rutherford County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Davidson County

Sighting report for Rutherford 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 East Point.

How Far From East Point to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as East Point to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Lebanon [Map], which is the Seat of Wilson County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from East Point to Lebanon, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W). The buggy would take four to five hours and walking would take 6 hours.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 553 miles [890 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just over a day, a buggy would take 22 days and walking would take 32 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,415 miles [10,323.9 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 7,133 miles [11,479.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,009 miles [8,061.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near East Point ...

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.

Centralville (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the North of East Point   [Map]

Cherry Hills   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Clearview   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Couchville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Denny Hills   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Gertrude (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Green Hill   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]

Hillview   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]

Lynn Christie   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]

Mount Juliet   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Pleasant Grove   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]

Rural Hill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Settlers Knob   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Tulip Grove   -   5 miles [8 km] 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 East Point. 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.

Duane Allman     (Howard Duane Allman)

Musician. He was born in Nashville (Tennessee) on Wednesday November 20, 1946 and died in Macon (Georgia) on Friday October 29, 1971 at an age of 24. He was buried at Rose Hill Cemetery (Bibb County, Georgia) [Map].

Nashville [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the west of East Point

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Duane Allman<7>

Gregg Allman     (Gregg LeNoir Allman)

Musician - a member of the 'Allman Brothers Band'. He was born in Nashville (Tennessee) on Monday December 8, 1947 and died in Richmond Hill (Georgia) on Saturday May 27, 2017 at an age of 69. He was buried at Rose Hill Cemetery (Bibb County, Georgia) [Map].

Nashville [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the west of East Point

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gregg Allman

Chester Burton 'Chet' Atkins

Musician. He was born in Luttrell (Tennessee) on Friday June 20, 1924 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Saturday June 30, 2001 at an age of 77. He was buried at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].

Nashville [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the west of East Point

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chester Burton 'Chet' Atkins

DeFord Bailey

Musician. He was born in Carthage (Tennessee) on Thursday December 14, 1899 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Friday July 2, 1982 at an age of 82. He was buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].

Carthage [Map] is located 34 miles [54.7 km] to the east of East Point

Nashville [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the west of East Point

Find-A-Grave Memorial: DeFord Bailey

Edward Emerson Barnard

Astronomer. He was born in Nashville (Tennessee) on Friday October 16, 1857 and died in Williams Bay (Wisconsin) on Tueday February 6, 1923 at an age of 65. He was buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].

Nashville [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the west of East Point

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Emerson Barnard

John Andrew Beazley

Major League Baseball. He was born in Nashville (Tennessee) on Saturday May 25, 1918 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Saturday April 21, 1990 at an age of 71. He was buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].

Nashville [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the west of East Point

Nashville [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the west of East Point

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Andrew Beazley

Leroy Carr

Musician. He was born in Nashville (Tennessee) on Tueday March 7, 1905 and died in Indianapolis (Indiana) on Monday April 29, 1935 at an age of 30. He was buried at Floral Park Cemetery (Marion County, Indiana) [Map].

Nashville [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the west of East Point

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Leroy Carr

Wayne H. Carson

Songwriter, producer. He was born in Denver (Colorado) on Tueday May 5, 1942 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Monday July 20, 2015 at an age of 73. He was buried at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].

Nashville [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the west of East Point

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wayne H. Carson

June Carter Cash     (Born as Valerie June Carter)

Oscar nominated actress, singer, songwriter, comedian, author. She was born in Maces Spring (Virginia) on Sunday June 23, 1929 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Thursday May 15, 2003 at an age of 73.

Nashville [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the west of East Point

Find-A-Grave Memorial: June Carter Cash

William Benjamin 'Ben' Chapman

Major League Baseball. He was born in Nashville (Tennessee) on Friday December 25, 1908 and died in Hoover (Alabama) on Wednesday July 7, 1993 at an age of 84. He was buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Jefferson County, Alabama) [Map].

Nashville [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the west of East Point

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Benjamin 'Ben' Chapman

Adolphus Anthony 'Doc' Cheatham

Musician. He was born in Nashville (Tennessee) on Tueday June 13, 1905 and died in Washington, DC [Map] on Monday June 2, 1997 at an age of 92. He was buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].

Nashville [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the west of East Point

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Adolphus Anthony 'Doc' Cheatham

Danny Davis

Musician. He was born in Dorchester (Massachusetts) on Friday May 29, 1925 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Thursday June 12, 2008 at an age of 83. He was buried at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].

Nashville [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the west of East Point

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Danny Davis

Herman Sidney 'Eagle' Day

Professional football. He was born in Columbia (Mississippi) on Sunday October 2, 1932 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Friday February 22, 2008 at an age of 75.

Nashville [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the west of East Point

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Herman Sidney 'Eagle' Day

Communities Also Named East Point ...

We have found 11 communities that share the name East Point.

While the name East Point is unique within Tennessee, we know of another 10 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

In addition to the above occurrences of East Point, we know of another community located outside of the United States and Canada.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Communities outside of Tennessee

Communities located internationally


Communities Outside of Tennessee

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Alabama

Cullman County

Our profile page for East Point, Cullman County   [Map]

Distance: About 135 miles [217.3 km] to the South.

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for East Point, Hillsborough County   [Map]

Distance: About 611 miles [983.3 km] to the South Southeast.

Georgia

Fulton County

Our profile page for East Point, Fulton County   [Map]

Distance: About 207 miles [333.1 km] to the Southeast.

Kentucky

Johnson County

Our profile page for East Point, Johnson County   [Map]

Distance: About 234 miles [376.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Louisiana

Red River Parish

Our profile page for East Point, Red River Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 479 miles [770.9 km] to the West Southwest.

Pennsylvania

Tioga County

Our profile page for East Point, Tioga County   [Map]

Distance: About 633 miles [1,018.7 km] to the Northeast.

Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for East Point   [Map]

Distance: About 1,449 miles [2,331.9 km] to the Northeast.

Texas

Wood County

Our profile page for East Point, Wood County   [Map]

Distance: About 548 miles [881.9 km] to the West Southwest.

Virginia

Accomack County

Our profile page for East Point, Accomack County   [Map]

Distance: About 601 miles [967.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Rockingham County

Our profile page for East Point, Rockingham County   [Map]

Distance: About 460 miles [740.3 km] to the East Northeast.


Communities Located Internationally

Just a reminder: Our measurements are based on the Great Circle Route. See footnote <3>


Australia   [Map]

Distance: About 9,591 miles [15,435.2 km] to the West Northwest

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Tennessee

About Wilson County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Wilson County: www.wilsoncountytn.com/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in East Point. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.1409, Longitude: -86.5378     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for East Point 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 East Point 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 313.644 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.615 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.59 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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