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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

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

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

The Carter County sighting report from eBird.

Since East Side is near Washington County and also Sullivan County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Washington County

Sighting report for Sullivan 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 Side.

How Far From East Side 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 Side 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 Side and extending to:

  • Elizabethton [Map], which is the Seat of Carter County, lies just to the Northwest.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 255 miles [410.4 km] to the West (W). If you could drive a straight line from East Side to Nashville, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 15 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 333 miles [535.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 13 days and walking would take 19 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,228 miles [10,023 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 6,935 miles [11,160.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,812 miles [7,744.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near East Side ...

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 Spring   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest of East Side   [Map]

Central   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]

Charity Hill   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

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

Gap Creek   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Gap Run   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

Horseshoe   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Hunter   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Oak Grove   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Powder Branch   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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

Sinking Creek   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]

Valley Park   -   Less than 2 miles 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 East Side. 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.

Ernie 'Tennessee Ernie' Ford     (Ernest Jennings Ford)

Singer, TV Host, Radio announcer. He was born in Bristol (Tennessee) on Thursday February 13, 1919 and died in Reston (Virginia) on Thursday October 17, 1991 at an age of 72.

Bristol [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of East Side

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ernie 'Tennessee Ernie' Ford<7>

Andrew Johnson

17th President of the US (1865 - 1869). He was born in Raleigh (North Carolina) on Thursday December 29, 1808 and died in Elizabethton (Tennessee) on Saturday July 31, 1875 at an age of 66.

Elizabethton [Map] is located Less than 2 miles to the northwest of East Side

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Johnson

Eliza Johnson     (Born as Eliza McCardle)

Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Andrew Johnson (1865 - 1869). She was born in Telford (Tennessee) on Thursday October 4, 1810 and died in Greeneville (Tennessee) on Saturday January 15, 1876 at an age of 65.

Telford [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the west of East Side

Greeneville [Map] is located 36 miles [57.9 km] to the west of East Side

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eliza Johnson

Communities Also Named East Side ...

We have found 21 communities that share the name East Side.

Within Tennessee, there is just one other community named East Side. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 19 communities in the United States and Canada - with 19 of those located in the United States.

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

We have broken our list into three sections:

Other communities located in Tennessee

Communities outside of Tennessee

Communities located internationally


Communities Outside of Tennessee

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AlabamaGeorgiaNew YorkPennsylvania
 
CaliforniaIllinoisNova ScotiaTexas
 
ConnecticutLouisianaOhioWest Virginia
 
FloridaMississippiOklahomaWisconsin

Alabama

Tuscaloosa County

Our profile page for East Side, Tuscaloosa County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>

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

California

San Joaquin County

Our profile page for East Side, San Joaquin County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,134 miles [3,434.3 km] to the West Northwest.

Connecticut

Hartford County

Our profile page for East Side, Hartford County

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

Florida

Hillsborough County

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

Distance: About 574 miles [923.8 km] to the South.

Georgia

Whitfield County

Our profile page for East Side, Whitfield County

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

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

Illinois

Cook County

Our profile page for East Side, Cook County   [Map]

Distance: About 468 miles [753.2 km] to the Northwest.

Louisiana

Calcasieu Parish

Our profile page for East Side, Calcasieu Parish

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

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

Vernon Parish

Our profile page for East Side, Vernon Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 728 miles [1,171.6 km] to the West Southwest.

Mississippi

Perry County

Our profile page for East Side, Perry County   [Map]

Distance: About 516 miles [830.4 km] to the Southwest.

New York

Broome County

Our profile page for East Side, Broome County

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

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

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for East Side   [Map]

Distance: About 984 miles [1,583.6 km] to the Northeast.

Ohio

Mahoning County

Our profile page for East Side, Mahoning County   [Map]

Distance: About 339 miles [545.6 km] to the North Northeast.

Oklahoma

Washington County

Our profile page for East Side, Washington County

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

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

Pennsylvania

Carbon County

Our profile page for East Side, Carbon County   [Map]

Distance: About 477 miles [767.7 km] to the Northeast.

Philadelphia County

Our profile page for East Side, Philadelphia County

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

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

Texas

Dawson County

Our profile page for East Side, Dawson County

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

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

Panola County

Our profile page for East Side, Panola County

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

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

West Virginia

Kanawha County

Our profile page for East Side, Kanawha County   [Map]

Distance: About 142 miles [228.5 km] to the North Northeast.

Wisconsin

Dane County

Our profile page for East Side, Dane County

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

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


Communities Located Internationally

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


Australia   [Map]

Distance: About 10,117 miles [16,281.7 km] to the West Northwest

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Tennessee

About Carter County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 from Point A (ie- East Side) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in East Side. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.3384, Longitude: -82.1987     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for East Side 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 Side 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 311.018 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.627 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.719 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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<8>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 East Side 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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