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The location of Edgewood









Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Edgewood 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 Edgewood. 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 Edgewood.

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

The Dyer County sighting report from eBird.

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

Sighting report for Gibson County

Sighting report for Crockett 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 Edgewood.

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

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

  • Dyersburg [Map], which is the Seat of Dyer County, lies just to the West Southwest.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 136 miles [218.9 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Edgewood 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 8 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 694 miles [1,116.9 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 6,525 miles [10,501 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 7,250 miles [11,667.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,126 miles [8,249.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Edgewood ...

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.

Bishop   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest of Edgewood   [Map]

Cool Springs   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Dyersburg   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]

Elizabeth   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]

Forks of the River   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Good Hope   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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

Locust Grove   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Maxey   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Poplar Ridge   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]

Rock Springs   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Stokes   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]

Trimble   -   8 miles [12.9 km] 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 Edgewood. 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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Edgewood

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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the west of Edgewood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Walter O. Fuller

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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest of Edgewood

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

Communities Also Named Edgewood ...

We have found 84 communities that share the name Edgewood.

Within Tennessee, there are 3 communities which are also named Edgewood. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 81 communities in the United States and Canada - with 82 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Tennessee

Communities outside of Tennessee


Other Communities Located In Tennessee

Dickson County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Dickson County   [Map]

Distance: About 94 miles [151.3 km] to the East.

Hamblen County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Hamblen County   [Map]

Distance: About 329 miles [529.5 km] to the East.

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Sullivan County

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

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


Communities Outside of Tennessee

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Alabama

Elmore County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Elmore County

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

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

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 226 miles [363.7 km] to the Southeast.

Arkansas

Phillips County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Phillips County   [Map]

Distance: About 133 miles [214 km] to the Southwest.

Saline County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Saline County   [Map]

Distance: About 210 miles [338 km] to the West Southwest.

British Columbia

Our profile page for Edgewood   [Map]

Distance: About 1,724 miles [2,774.5 km] to the Northwest.

California

Siskiyou County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Siskiyou County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,813 miles [2,917.7 km] to the West Northwest.

Connecticut

Hartford County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Hartford County   [Map]

Distance: About 956 miles [1,538.5 km] to the East Northeast.

Tolland County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Tolland County

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

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

Florida

Duval County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Duval County   [Map]

Distance: About 586 miles [943.1 km] to the Southeast.

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Hillsborough County   [Map]

Distance: About 686 miles [1,104 km] to the Southeast.

Orange County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Orange County   [Map]

Distance: About 696 miles [1,120.1 km] to the Southeast.

Georgia

Columbia County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Columbia County   [Map]

Distance: About 441 miles [709.7 km] to the East Southeast.

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Edgewood, DeKalb County   [Map]

Distance: About 319 miles [513.4 km] to the East Southeast.

Dougherty County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Dougherty County   [Map]

Distance: About 424 miles [682.4 km] to the Southeast.

Muscogee County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Muscogee County   [Map]

Distance: About 348 miles [560.1 km] to the Southeast.

Peach County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Peach County   [Map]

Distance: About 391 miles [629.3 km] to the Southeast.

Illinois

Boone County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Boone County   [Map]

Distance: About 425 miles [684 km] to the North.

Champaign County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Champaign County

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

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

Effingham County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Effingham County   [Map]

Distance: About 198 miles [318.7 km] to the North.

Madison County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Madison County

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

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

Woodford County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Woodford County

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

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

Indiana

Bartholomew County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Bartholomew County

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

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

LaPorte County

Our profile page for Edgewood, LaPorte County

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

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

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Lawrence County

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

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

Madison County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Madison County   [Map]

Distance: About 336 miles [540.7 km] to the North Northeast.

Marion County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Marion County   [Map]

Distance: About 300 miles [482.8 km] to the North Northeast.

Iowa

Clayton County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Clayton County   [Map]

Distance: About 467 miles [751.6 km] to the North Northwest.

Kentucky

Bell County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Bell County   [Map]

Distance: About 305 miles [490.8 km] to the East.

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Jefferson County

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

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

Kenton County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Kenton County   [Map]

Distance: About 325 miles [523 km] to the Northeast.

Maryland

Frederick County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Frederick County   [Map]

Distance: About 699 miles [1,124.9 km] to the East Northeast.

Harford County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Harford County   [Map]

Distance: About 741 miles [1,192.5 km] to the East Northeast.

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Montgomery County   [Map]

Distance: About 692 miles [1,113.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Prince George's County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Prince George's County   [Map]

Distance: About 703 miles [1,131.4 km] to the East Northeast.

Michigan

Gratiot County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Gratiot County   [Map]

Distance: About 558 miles [898 km] to the North Northeast.

Muskegon County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Muskegon County

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

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

Minnesota

Isanti County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Isanti County   [Map]

Distance: About 685 miles [1,102.4 km] to the North Northwest.

Missouri

Pike County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Pike County   [Map]

Distance: About 242 miles [389.5 km] to the North Northwest.

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Saint Louis County

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

Nevada

Douglas County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Douglas County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,685 miles [2,711.7 km] to the West Northwest.

New Jersey

Cape May County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Cape May County

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

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

New Mexico

Santa Fe County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Santa Fe County   [Map]

Distance: About 954 miles [1,535.3 km] to the West.

New York

Greene County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Greene County   [Map]

Distance: About 904 miles [1,454.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Monroe County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Monroe County

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

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

Suffolk County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Suffolk County

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

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

North Carolina

Craven County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Craven County   [Map]

Distance: About 684 miles [1,100.8 km] to the East.

Pasquotank County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Pasquotank County   [Map]

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

Wake County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Wake County   [Map]

Distance: About 591 miles [951.1 km] to the East.

Wilkes County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Wilkes County   [Map]

Distance: About 452 miles [727.4 km] to the East.

Wilson County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Wilson County   [Map]

Distance: About 630 miles [1,013.9 km] to the East.

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Edgewood   [Map]

Distance: About 1,469 miles [2,364.1 km] to the East Northeast.

Ohio

Ashtabula County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Ashtabula County   [Map]

Distance: About 604 miles [972 km] to the Northeast.

Butler County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Butler County   [Map]

Distance: About 341 miles [548.8 km] to the Northeast.

Warren County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Warren County   [Map]

This community is historic.<9>

Distance: About 366 miles [589 km] to the Northeast.

Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Allegheny County   [Map]

Distance: About 588 miles [946.3 km] to the East Northeast.

Bucks County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Bucks County

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

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

Indiana County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Indiana County   [Map]

Distance: About 624 miles [1,004.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Luzerne County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Luzerne County   [Map]

Distance: About 793 miles [1,276.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Northumberland County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Northumberland County   [Map]

Distance: About 756 miles [1,216.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Somerset County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Somerset County

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

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

Rhode Island

Providence County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Providence County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,032 miles [1,660.8 km] to the East Northeast.

South Carolina

Kershaw County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Kershaw County   [Map]

Distance: About 501 miles [806.3 km] to the East Southeast.

Richland County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Richland County

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

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

Texas

Bexar County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Bexar County

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

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

Harris County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Harris County   [Map]

Distance: About 567 miles [912.5 km] to the Southwest.

Van Zandt County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Van Zandt County   [Map]

Distance: About 445 miles [716.2 km] to the West Southwest.

Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Salt Lake County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,264 miles [2,034.2 km] to the West Northwest.

Virginia

Amherst County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Amherst County   [Map]

Distance: About 568 miles [914.1 km] to the East Northeast.

Chesapeake City

Our profile page for Edgewood, Chesapeake City   [Map]

Distance: About 722 miles [1,161.9 km] to the East.

Danville City

Our profile page for Edgewood, Danville City   [Map]

Distance: About 545 miles [877.1 km] to the East.

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Montgomery County   [Map]

Distance: About 494 miles [795 km] to the East.

Newport News City

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

Distance: About 707 miles [1,137.8 km] to the East.

Prince George County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Prince George County

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

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

Roanoke City

Our profile page for Edgewood, Roanoke City   [Map]

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

Salem City

Our profile page for Edgewood, Salem City   [Map]

Distance: About 515 miles [828.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Washington

Pierce County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Pierce County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,853 miles [2,982.1 km] to the Northwest.

West Virginia

Harrison County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Harrison County   [Map]

Distance: About 533 miles [857.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Kanawha County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Kanawha County   [Map]

Distance: About 445 miles [716.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Lewis County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Lewis County   [Map]

Distance: About 519 miles [835.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Ohio County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Ohio County   [Map]

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

Wisconsin

Waukesha County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Waukesha County   [Map]

Distance: About 484 miles [778.9 km] to the North.

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

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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- Edgewood) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Edgewood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.0842, Longitude: -89.2276     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Edgewood 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 Edgewood 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 315.326 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.546 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.77 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Edgewood 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 Edgewood, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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