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Edgeworth, Tennessee

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The location of Edgeworth

Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Edgeworth 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 Edgeworth. 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 Edgeworth.

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

The Sullivan County sighting report from eBird.

Since Edgeworth is near Washington County and also Hawkins County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Washington County

Sighting report for Hawkins 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 Edgeworth.

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Edgeworth once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Edgeworth and extending to:

  • Blountville [Map], which is the Seat of Sullivan County, lies just to the East.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 245 miles [394.3 km] to the West (W). If you could drive a straight line from Edgeworth to Nashville, with an average speed<3>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take nearly four hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 14 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 334 miles [537.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 13 days and walking would take 19 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,227 miles [10,021.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,935 miles [11,160.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,811 miles [7,742.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Edgeworth ...

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.

Fox Fire   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West of Edgeworth   [Map]

Gunnings   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

Holiday Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]

Indian Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]

Mystic Valley   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Pettyjohn Mill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]

Rock City   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Scenic Woods   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Sunnyside   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]

Sunrise Valley   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [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 Edgeworth. 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.

Ernie 'Tennessee Ernie' Ford     (Ernest Jennings Ford)

Singer, TV Host, Radio announcer. He was born in Bristol (Tennessee) on Thursday February 13, 1919 and died in Reston (Virginia) on Thursday October 17, 1991 at an age of 72.

Bristol [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the east of Edgeworth

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ernie 'Tennessee Ernie' Ford<8>

Andrew Johnson

17th President of the US (1865 - 1869). He was born in Raleigh (North Carolina) on Thursday December 29, 1808 and died in Elizabethton (Tennessee) on Saturday July 31, 1875 at an age of 66.

Elizabethton [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast of Edgeworth

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Johnson

Eliza Johnson     (Born as Eliza McCardle)

Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Andrew Johnson (1865 - 1869). She was born in Telford (Tennessee) on Thursday October 4, 1810 and died in Greeneville (Tennessee) on Saturday January 15, 1876 at an age of 65.

Telford [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the south of Edgeworth

Greeneville [Map] is located 34 miles [54.7 km] to the southwest of Edgeworth

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eliza Johnson

Communities Also Named Edgeworth ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Edgeworth.

While the name Edgeworth is unique within Tennessee, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Tennessee


Middlesex County

Our profile page for Edgeworth, Middlesex County   [Map]

Distance: About 725 miles [1,166.8 km] to the Northeast.


Allegheny County

Our profile page for Edgeworth, Allegheny County   [Map]

Distance: About 301 miles [484.4 km] to the North Northeast.


Our profile page for Edgeworth   [Map]

Distance: About 1,446 miles [2,327.1 km] to the Northwest.


Bell County

Our profile page for Edgeworth, Bell County   [Map]

Distance: About 929 miles [1,495.1 km] to the West Southwest.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Tennessee

About Sullivan County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Sullivan County:

The official website for State of Tennessee:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Edgeworth, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>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- Edgeworth) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Edgeworth. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.5418, Longitude: -82.3929     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Edgeworth have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<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.

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<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 Edgeworth to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 311.135 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.79 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.74 degrees.

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<8>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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