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Edna, Tennessee
(Jefferson County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Edna, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Edna and the surrounding area.

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Edna

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 Edna. 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 Edna.

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

Sighting report for Jefferson County

Since Edna is near Hamblen County and also Cocke County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Hamblen County

Sighting report for Cocke County

Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit


Curious and Interesting Names Near Edna ...

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 wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Alpha   -   5 miles [8 km]<1> to the North of Edna   [Map]

Beaver Dam (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Bluegrass   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Echo Hills   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Flat Gap   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Fox Den   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]

Gravelly Hill   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]

Green Acres   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Hunters Ridge   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Kathy Hills   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Lake View Park   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

Leadvale   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Lynndale   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Meadowview   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Mount Horeb   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]

Oak Grove   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]

Panther Creek (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]

Panther Hills   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]

Panther Lake   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Pleasant view   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Point Seven   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Rock Town   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Roe Junction   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Rushy Springs   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

Seven Oaks   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Smokerise   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]

Sugar Forks   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

Sulphur Springs   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Sunset Hills   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Wilderness Shores   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Willow Springs   -   5 miles [8 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 Edna. 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.

Musician. He was born in Luttrell (Tennessee) on Friday June 20, 1924 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Saturday June 30, 2001 at the age of 77. He was buried at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].

Luttrell [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of Edna

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chester Burton 'Chet' Atkins<2>

How Far From Edna to ...

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Edna and extending to:

  • Dandridge [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies just to the South Southwest.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 189 miles [304.2 km] to the West (W). If you could drive a straight line from Edna to Nashville, with an average speed<3>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 397 miles [638.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 16 days and walking would take 23 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,288 miles [10,119.6 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 6,997 miles [11,260.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,873 miles [7,842.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Tennessee

About Jefferson County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Edna. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.1034, Longitude: -83.3763     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Edna have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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:
<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.
<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 Edna to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 311.719 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.397 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.271 degrees.






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