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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Eaton 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 Eaton Crossroads, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Eaton Crossroads and the surrounding area.

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Eaton Crossroads

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 Eaton 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 Eaton Crossroads.

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

Sighting report for Loudon County

Since Eaton Crossroads is near Roane County and also Knox County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Roane County

Sighting report for Knox County

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Eaton 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 wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Bucktown lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Eaton Crossroads

Link to Google Map centered on Bucktown

Buttermilk Shores [Roane County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Eaton Crossroads

Link to Google Map centered on Buttermilk Shores

Chestnut Ridge lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Eaton Crossroads

Link to Google Map centered on Chestnut Ridge

Dixie Lee Junction [Knox County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Eaton Crossroads

Link to Google Map centered on Dixie Lee Junction

Ford lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Eaton Crossroads

Link to Google Map centered on Ford

Hall Ferry lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Eaton Crossroads

Link to Google Map centered on Hall Ferry

Huntsville lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Eaton Crossroads

Link to Google Map centered on Huntsville

Oak Grove lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Eaton Crossroads

Link to Google Map centered on Oak Grove

Oral [Roane County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Eaton Crossroads

Link to Google Map centered on Oral

Pawpaw Plains [Roane County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Eaton Crossroads

Link to Google Map centered on Pawpaw Plains

Pleasant View lies Less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Eaton Crossroads

Link to Google Map centered on Pleasant View

Silver Ridge lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Eaton Crossroads

Link to Google Map centered on Silver Ridge

Williams Ferry lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Eaton Crossroads

Link to Google Map centered on Williams Ferry

Woodlawn lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Eaton Crossroads

Link to Google Map centered on Woodlawn

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 Eaton 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.

Professional football. He was born in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Sunday July 7, 1968 and died in Jacksonville (Florida) on Saturday April 20, 2019 at the age of 50. He is buried at Lynnhurst Cemetery (Knox County, Tennessee).

Knoxville is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast of Eaton Crossroads

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Reggie Cobb<2>

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 the age of 52.

Spring City is located 33 miles [53.1 km] to the west of Eaton Crossroads

Maryville is located 18 miles [29 km] to the east of Eaton Crossroads

Find-A-Grave Memorial: David Glenn Douglas<2>

Professional basketball. He was born in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Sunday April 28, 1940 and died in Cincinnati (Ohio) on Monday August 17, 2009 at the age of 69. He is buried at Cemetery of Spring Grove (Hamilton County, Ohio).

Knoxville is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast of Eaton Crossroads

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul 'Duke' Hogue, Sr.<2>

Major League Baseball. He was born in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Thursday January 14, 1892 and died in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Sunday March 31, 1957 at the age of 65. He is buried at Lynnhurst Cemetery (Knox County, Tennessee).

Knoxville is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast of Eaton Crossroads

Knoxville is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast of Eaton Crossroads

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Meyer<2>

Comedian, actor. He was born in Cumming (Georgia) on Tueday August 10, 1926 and died in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Sunday November 13, 1983 at the age of 57. He is buried at Sawnee View Gardens (Forsyth County, Georgia).

Knoxville is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast of Eaton Crossroads

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alvin 'Junior' Samples, Jr.<2>

Musician. He was born in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Tueday February 7, 1928 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Sunday September 13, 1987 at the age of 59.

Knoxville is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast of Eaton Crossroads

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Earl Stuart, Jr.<2>

Professional boxer. He was born in Marion (Arkansas) on Saturday January 29, 1955 and died in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Thursday April 9, 1998 at the age of 43. He is buried at Edmondson Cemetery (Crittenden County, Arkansas).

Knoxville is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast of Eaton Crossroads

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John 'Big John' Tate<2>

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Eaton Crossroads and extending to:

  • Loudon, which is the Seat of Loudon County, lies just to the South Southwest.
  • Nashville, which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 140 miles [225.3 km]<1> to the West (W). If you could drive a straight line from Eaton Crossroads to Nashville, with an average speed<3>of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 450 miles [724.2 km]<1> to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 18 days and walking would take 26 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,338 miles [10,200 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,049 miles [11,344.3 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,925 miles [7,926 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Tennessee

About Loudon County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Loudon County: www.loudoncounty.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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Eaton Crossroads) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Eaton Crossroads. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Eaton Crossroads

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Eaton Crossroads. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.8365, Longitude: -84.2941     [Map].
<2>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.
<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.
<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 Eaton Crossroads to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 312.266 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.987 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.722 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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