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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Eaton 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 Eaton. 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.

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

The Gibson County sighting report from eBird.

Since Eaton is near Crockett County and also Dyer County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Crockett County

Sighting report for Dyer 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 Eaton.

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

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

  • Trenton [Map], which is the Seat of Gibson County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Eaton to Trenton, with an average speed<2> 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 132 miles [212.4 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 692 miles [1,113.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,527 miles [10,504.2 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 7,251 miles [11,669.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,127 miles [8,251.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Eaton ...

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.

Brazil   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast of Eaton   [Map]

Crockett Mills   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]

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

Forks of the River   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Friendship   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Frog Jump   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Hickory Grove   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Hopewell   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]

Mount Orange   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Stokes   -   4 miles [6.4 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 Eaton. 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.

Walter O. Fuller

Musician. He was born in Dyersburg (Tennessee) on Tueday February 15, 1910 and died in San Diego (California) on Sunday April 20, 2003 at an age of 93. He was buried at Greenwood Memorial Park (San Diego County, California) [Map].

Dyersburg [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the west of Eaton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Walter O. Fuller<7>

Dr. Cary 'Doc' Middlecoff

Professional golf. He was born in Halls (Tennessee) on Thursday January 6, 1921 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Tueday September 1, 1998 at an age of 77.

Halls [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of Eaton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dr. Cary 'Doc' Middlecoff

Hammie Nixon     (Born as Hammie Nickerson)

Musician. He was born in Brownsville (Tennessee) on Tueday January 22, 1907 and died in Jackson (Tennessee) on Friday August 17, 1984 at an age of 77.

Brownsville [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the south of Eaton

Jackson [Map] is located 30 miles [48.3 km] to the southeast of Eaton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hammie Nixon

James 'Yank' Rachell

Musician. He was born in Brownsville (Tennessee) on Wednesday March 16, 1910 and died in Indianapolis (Indiana) on Wednesday April 9, 1997 at an age of 87. He was buried at New Crown Cemetery (Marion County, Indiana) [Map].

Brownsville [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the south of Eaton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James 'Yank' Rachell

Communities Also Named Eaton ...

We have found 27 communities that share the name Eaton.

Within Tennessee, there is just one other community named Eaton. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 22 communities in the United States and Canada - with 22 of those located in the United States.

In addition to the above occurrences of Eaton, we know of 4 communities 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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ArkansasIdahoMaineNorth Dakota
 
CaliforniaIllinoisMichiganOhio
 
ColoradoIndianaNew HampshireQuebec
 
FloridaKansasNew YorkTexas
 
   West Virginia

Arkansas

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Eaton, Lawrence County   [Map]

Distance: About 116 miles [186.7 km] to the West.

California

Monterey County

Our profile page for Eaton, Monterey County

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

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

Colorado

Weld County

Our profile page for Eaton, Weld County   [Map]

Distance: About 900 miles [1,448.4 km] to the West Northwest.

Florida

Duval County

Our profile page for Eaton, Duval County

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

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

Idaho

Washington County

Our profile page for Eaton, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,573 miles [2,531.5 km] to the West Northwest.

Illinois

Crawford County

Our profile page for Eaton, Crawford County

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

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

Indiana

Delaware County

Our profile page for Eaton, Delaware County   [Map]

Distance: About 364 miles [585.8 km] to the North Northeast.

Kansas

Cowley County

Our profile page for Eaton, Cowley County   [Map]

Distance: About 432 miles [695.2 km] to the West Northwest.

Dickinson County

Our profile page for Eaton, Dickinson County

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

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

Ottawa County

Our profile page for Eaton, Ottawa County

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

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

Trego County

Our profile page for Eaton, Trego County

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

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

Maine

Washington County

Our profile page for Eaton, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,292 miles [2,079.3 km] to the Northeast.

Michigan

Antrim County

Our profile page for Eaton, Antrim County

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

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

Gratiot County

Our profile page for Eaton, Gratiot County

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

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

New Hampshire

Carroll County

Our profile page for Eaton, Carroll County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,099 miles [1,768.7 km] to the Northeast.

New York

Madison County

Our profile page for Eaton, Madison County   [Map]

Distance: About 862 miles [1,387.3 km] to the Northeast.

North Dakota

Dickey County

Our profile page for Eaton, Dickey County   [Map]

This community is historic.<9>

Distance: About 834 miles [1,342.2 km] to the North Northwest.

Ohio

Lorain County

Our profile page for Eaton, Lorain County   [Map]

Distance: About 531 miles [854.6 km] to the Northeast.

Preble County

Our profile page for Eaton, Preble County   [Map]

Distance: About 358 miles [576.1 km] to the Northeast.

Quebec

Our profile page for Eaton   [Map]

Distance: About 1,120 miles [1,802.5 km] to the Northeast.

Texas

Robertson County

Our profile page for Eaton, Robertson County   [Map]

Distance: About 539 miles [867.4 km] to the Southwest.

West Virginia

Wood County

Our profile page for Eaton, Wood County   [Map]

Distance: About 482 miles [775.7 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 11,009 miles [17,717.3 km] to the West

England

- Chesire   [Map]

Distance: About 4,160 miles [6,694.9 km] to the Northeast

- Chesire   [Map]

Distance: About 4,144 miles [6,669.1 km] to the Northeast

- Grantham   [Map]

Distance: About 4,222 miles [6,794.7 km] to the Northeast

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Tennessee

About Gibson County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Eaton. 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Eaton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Eaton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.9690, Longitude: -89.1320     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Eaton 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 Eaton 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 315.259 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.453 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.753 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 Eaton 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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<9>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 Eaton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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