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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Egypt 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 Egypt. 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 Egypt.

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

The Shelby County sighting report from eBird.

Since Egypt is near Crittenden County and also Tipton County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Crittenden County

Sighting report for Tipton 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 Egypt.

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

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

  • Memphis [Map], which is the Seat of Shelby County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Egypt to Memphis, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 187 miles [300.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 752 miles [1,210.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 43 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,594 miles [10,612 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 7,318 miles [11,777.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,194 miles [8,358.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Egypt ...

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.

Cedar Grove (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast of Egypt   [Map]

Ellendale   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]

Felts   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]

Griffin Corner   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Little John   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Lucy   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Oak Grove   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Prosperity   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]

Rugby   -   5 miles [8 km] 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 Egypt. 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.

Johnny Ace     (Born as John Marshall Alexander, Jr.)

Musician. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday June 9, 1929 and died in Houston (Texas) on Saturday December 25, 1954 at an age of 25. He was buried at New Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee) [Map].

Memphis [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest of Egypt

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Johnny Ace<7>

Charles 'Packy' Axton

Musician. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Saturday February 15, 1941 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday January 20, 1974 at an age of 32. He was buried at Forest Hill Cemetery East (Shelby County, Tennessee) [Map].

Memphis [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest of Egypt

Memphis [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest of Egypt

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles 'Packy' Axton

Kathy Bates     (Kathleen Doyle Bates)

Oscar winning actress, director. She was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday June 28, 1948

Memphis [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest of Egypt

Reverend William Herbert Brewster, Sr.

Musician. He was born in Somerville (Tennessee) on Friday July 2, 1897 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Wednesday October 14, 1987 at an age of 90. He was buried at New Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee) [Map].

Somerville [Map] is located 32 miles [51.5 km] to the east of Egypt

Memphis [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest of Egypt

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Reverend William Herbert Brewster, Sr.

Lorraine Brox

Actress, singer. She was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday November 11, 1900 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday June 14, 1993 at an age of 92. She was buried at Desert Memorial Park (Riverside County, California) [Map].

Memphis [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest of Egypt

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lorraine Brox

James Carr

Singer. He was born in Clarksdale (Mississippi) on Saturday June 13, 1942 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday January 7, 2001 at an age of 58. He was buried at New Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee) [Map].

Memphis [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest of Egypt

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Carr

Aretha Franklin

Singer, songwriter, pianist. She was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Wednesday March 25, 1942 and died in Detroit (Michigan) on Thursday August 16, 2018 at an age of 76. She was buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Wayne County, Michigan) [Map].

Memphis [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest of Egypt

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Aretha Franklin

Cassietta George     (Born as Cassietta Baker)

Singer, composer. She was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Tueday January 29, 1929 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Tueday January 3, 1995 at an age of 66. She was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Memphis [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest of Egypt

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cassietta George

Isaac Hayes     (Isaac Lee Hayes, Jr.)

Musician, composer, actor. He was born in Covington (Tennessee) on Thursday August 20, 1942 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday August 10, 2008 at an age of 66.

Covington [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast of Egypt

Memphis [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest of Egypt

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Isaac Hayes

Benjamin Lawson Hooks

Civil rights leader, minister, lawyer. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Saturday January 31, 1925 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Thursday April 15, 2010 at an age of 85. He was buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee) [Map].

Memphis [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest of Egypt

Memphis [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest of Egypt

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Benjamin Lawson Hooks

Alberta Hunter

Singer. She was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday April 1, 1895 and died in New York (New York) on Wednesday October 17, 1984 at an age of 89. She was buried at Ferncliff Cemetery (Westchester County, New York) [Map].

Memphis [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest of Egypt

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alberta Hunter

Al Jackson, Jr.

Musician, actor. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Wednesday November 27, 1935 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Wednesday October 1, 1975 at an age of 39. He was buried at New Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee) [Map].

Memphis [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest of Egypt

Memphis [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest of Egypt

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Al Jackson, Jr.

Wayne Jackson     (Wayne Lamar Jackson)

Musician - a member of 'The Memphis Horns'. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday November 24, 1941 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Tueday June 21, 2016 at an age of 74. He was buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee) [Map].

Memphis [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest of Egypt

Memphis [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest of Egypt

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wayne Jackson

Communities Also Named Egypt ...

We have found 43 communities that share the name Egypt.

Within Tennessee, there is just one other community named Egypt. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 42 communities in the United States and Canada - with 41 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Tennessee

Communities outside of Tennessee


Communities Outside of Tennessee

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IndianaMichiganOntario 
 
KansasMississippiPennsylvania 

Alabama

Bibb County

Our profile page for Egypt, Bibb County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 215 miles [346 km] to the Southeast.

Etowah County

Our profile page for Egypt, Etowah County   [Map]

Distance: About 228 miles [366.9 km] to the East Southeast.

Marshall County

Our profile page for Egypt, Marshall County   [Map]

Distance: About 202 miles [325.1 km] to the East Southeast.

Arkansas

Craighead County

Our profile page for Egypt, Craighead County   [Map]

Distance: About 71 miles [114.3 km] to the Northwest.

Georgia

Effingham County

Our profile page for Egypt, Effingham County   [Map]

Distance: About 521 miles [838.5 km] to the East Southeast.

Idaho

Franklin County

Our profile page for Egypt, Franklin County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,268 miles [2,040.6 km] to the West Northwest.

Indiana

Jasper County

Our profile page for Egypt, Jasper County   [Map]

Distance: About 415 miles [667.9 km] to the North Northeast.

Kansas

Harvey County

Our profile page for Egypt, Harvey County

This community is historic.

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

Kentucky

Elliott County

Our profile page for Egypt, Elliott County

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

Jackson County

Our profile page for Egypt, Jackson County   [Map]

Distance: About 364 miles [585.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Rowan County

Our profile page for Egypt, Rowan County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<9>

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

Louisiana

Natchitoches Parish

Our profile page for Egypt, Natchitoches Parish

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

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

Maine

Hancock County

Our profile page for Egypt, Hancock County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,308 miles [2,105 km] to the Northeast.

Massachusetts

Plymouth County

Our profile page for Egypt, Plymouth County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,135 miles [1,826.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Michigan

Genesee County

Our profile page for Egypt, Genesee County

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

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

Mason County

Our profile page for Egypt, Mason County

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

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

Mississippi

Chickasaw County

Our profile page for Egypt, Chickasaw County   [Map]

Distance: About 115 miles [185.1 km] to the Southeast.

Holmes County

Our profile page for Egypt, Holmes County   [Map]

Distance: About 115 miles [185.1 km] to the Southeast.

New Brunswick

Our profile page for Egypt

This community is historic.

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

New York

Monroe County

Our profile page for Egypt, Monroe County   [Map]

Distance: About 859 miles [1,382.4 km] to the Northeast.

North Carolina

Beaufort County

Our profile page for Egypt, Beaufort County   [Map]

Distance: About 730 miles [1,174.8 km] to the East.

Chatham County

Our profile page for Egypt, Chatham County

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

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

Ohio

Auglaize County

Our profile page for Egypt, Auglaize County   [Map]

Distance: About 464 miles [746.7 km] to the Northeast.

Belmont County

Our profile page for Egypt, Belmont County   [Map]

Distance: About 585 miles [941.5 km] to the Northeast.

Licking County

Our profile page for Egypt, Licking County

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

Scioto County

Our profile page for Egypt, Scioto County   [Map]

Distance: About 464 miles [746.7 km] to the Northeast.

Tuscarawas County

Our profile page for Egypt, Tuscarawas County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 590 miles [949.5 km] to the Northeast.

Wood County

Our profile page for Egypt, Wood County

This community is historic.

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

Ontario

Our profile page for Egypt

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

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

Pennsylvania

Clearfield County

Our profile page for Egypt, Clearfield County   [Map]

Distance: About 745 miles [1,199 km] to the Northeast.

Fayette County

Our profile page for Egypt, Fayette County

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

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

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Egypt, Jefferson County   [Map]

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

Lehigh County

Our profile page for Egypt, Lehigh County   [Map]

Distance: About 867 miles [1,395.3 km] to the East Northeast.

Texas

Leon County

Our profile page for Egypt, Leon County

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

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Egypt, Montgomery County   [Map]

Distance: About 476 miles [766 km] to the Southwest.

Wharton County

Our profile page for Egypt, Wharton County   [Map]

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

Vermont

Caledonia County

Our profile page for Egypt, Caledonia County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,143 miles [1,839.5 km] to the Northeast.

Franklin County

Our profile page for Egypt, Franklin County

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

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

Washington

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Egypt, Lincoln County

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

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

West Virginia

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Egypt, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 715 miles [1,150.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Summers County

Our profile page for Egypt, Summers County   [Map]

This community is historic.

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

Wayne County

Our profile page for Egypt, Wayne County

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

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Shelby County: www.shelbycountytn.gov/

The official website for State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/

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- Egypt) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Egypt. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.2429, Longitude: -89.9254     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Egypt 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 Egypt 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 315.717 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.884 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.249 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>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 Egypt, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>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 Egypt 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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