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Edgewater Beach, Tennessee

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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Edgewater Beach 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 Edgewater Beach. 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 Edgewater Beach.

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

The Lake County sighting report from eBird.

Since Edgewater Beach is near Obion County and also New Madrid County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Obion County

Sighting report for New Madrid 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

The website, centered on Edgewater Beach.

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

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

  • Tiptonville [Map], which is the Seat of Lake County, lies just to the West Northwest.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 148 miles [238.2 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Edgewater Beach 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 699 miles [1,124.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 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 6,520 miles [10,492.9 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 7,246 miles [11,661.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,122 miles [8,243.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Edgewater Beach ...

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.

Cat Corner   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South of Edgewater Beach   [Map]

Grays Camp   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Hornbeak   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Lake Drive   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Linda (MO)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Mooring   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Owl City   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

Spout Springs   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Sunkist Beach   -   Less than 2 miles 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 Edgewater Beach. 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.

Eddie Acuff

Actor. He was born in Caruthersville (Missouri) on Wednesday June 3, 1908 and died in Hollywood (California) on Monday December 17, 1956 at an age of 48. He was buried at Valhalla Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Caruthersville [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest of Edgewater Beach

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eddie Acuff<7>

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 21 miles [33.8 km] to the south of Edgewater Beach

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Walter O. Fuller

Communities Also Named Edgewater Beach ...

We have found 10 communities that share the name Edgewater Beach.

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

Communities Outside of Tennessee

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Porter County

Our profile page for Edgewater Beach, Porter County

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

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


Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Edgewater Beach, Anne Arundel County   [Map]

Distance: About 724 miles [1,165.2 km] to the East Northeast.


Cheboygan County

Our profile page for Edgewater Beach, Cheboygan County   [Map]

Distance: About 694 miles [1,116.9 km] to the North Northeast.


Taney County

Our profile page for Edgewater Beach, Taney County   [Map]

Distance: About 206 miles [331.5 km] to the West.

New York

Oneida County

Our profile page for Edgewater Beach, Oneida County   [Map]

Distance: About 866 miles [1,393.7 km] to the Northeast.


Licking County

Our profile page for Edgewater Beach, Licking County   [Map]

Distance: About 453 miles [729 km] to the Northeast.


Our profile page for Edgewater Beach   [Map]

Distance: About 523 miles [841.7 km] to the Northeast.


Travis County

Our profile page for Edgewater Beach, Travis County   [Map]

Distance: About 642 miles [1,033.2 km] to the Southwest.


Thurston County

Our profile page for Edgewater Beach, Thurston County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,861 miles [2,995 km] to the Northwest.


Brown County

Our profile page for Edgewater Beach, Brown County   [Map]

Distance: About 576 miles [927 km] to the North.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Lake County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Tennessee:

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Edgewater Beach) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Edgewater Beach. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.3565, Longitude: -89.4320     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Edgewater Beach 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 Edgewater Beach 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 315.471 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.751 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.802 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:

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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 Edgewater Beach 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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