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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Edgemoor 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 Edgemoor. 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 Edgemoor.

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

The Anderson County sighting report from eBird.

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

Sighting report for Knox County

Sighting report for Roane 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 Edgemoor.

How Far From Edgemoor to ...

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

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

  • Clinton [Map], which is the Seat of Anderson County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 146 miles [235 km] to the West (W). If you could drive a straight line from Edgemoor to Nashville, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 437 miles [703.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 17 days and walking would take 25 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,324 miles [10,177.5 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 7,035 miles [11,321.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,911 miles [7,903.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Edgemoor ...

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.

Ball Camp   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast of Edgemoor   [Map]

Bud (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

Bull Run   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]

Camelot   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Golden Meadows   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Heather Heights   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

King Arthur Court   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Kirkstall   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Lees Ferry   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

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

Robinson Crossroads   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]

Trails End   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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

Volunteer Village   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [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 Edgemoor. 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.

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].

Luttrell [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Edgemoor

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chester Burton 'Chet' Atkins<7>

Reggie Cobb

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

Knoxville [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the east of Edgemoor

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Reggie Cobb

David Glenn Douglas

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 an age of 52.

Spring City [Map] is located 45 miles [72.4 km] to the southwest of Edgemoor

Maryville [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of Edgemoor

Find-A-Grave Memorial: David Glenn Douglas

Paul 'Duke' Hogue, Sr.

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

Knoxville [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the east of Edgemoor

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

Billy Meyer

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 an age of 65. He was buried at Lynnhurst Cemetery (Knox County, Tennessee) [Map].

Knoxville [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the east of Edgemoor

Knoxville [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the east of Edgemoor

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Meyer

Alvin 'Junior' Samples, Jr.

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

Knoxville [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the east of Edgemoor

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

Joe Earl Stuart, Jr.

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

Knoxville [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the east of Edgemoor

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

John 'Big John' Tate

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

Knoxville [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the east of Edgemoor

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John 'Big John' Tate

Communities Also Named Edgemoor ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Edgemoor.

While the name Edgemoor is unique within Tennessee, we know of another 7 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Tennessee

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Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for Edgemoor, New Castle County   [Map]

Distance: About 537 miles [864.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Georgia

Gwinnett County

Our profile page for Edgemoor, Gwinnett County   [Map]

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

Indiana

Lake County

Our profile page for Edgemoor, Lake County

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

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

Maryland

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Edgemoor, Montgomery County   [Map]

Distance: About 437 miles [703.3 km] to the East Northeast.

South Carolina

Chester County

Our profile page for Edgemoor, Chester County   [Map]

Distance: About 195 miles [313.8 km] to the East Southeast.

Virginia

Newport News City

Our profile page for Edgemoor, Newport News City   [Map]

Distance: About 427 miles [687.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Washington

Whatcom County

Our profile page for Edgemoor, Whatcom County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,115 miles [3,403.8 km] to the Northwest.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Tennessee

About Anderson County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Edgemoor. 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Edgemoor) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Edgemoor. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.0148, Longitude: -84.1574     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Edgemoor 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 Edgemoor 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 312.187 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.922 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.618 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 Edgemoor 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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