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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Elbridge 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 Elbridge. 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 Elbridge.

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

The Obion County sighting report from eBird.

Since Elbridge is near Dyer County and also Lake County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Dyer County

Sighting report for Lake 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 Elbridge.

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

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

  • Union City [Map], which is the Seat of Obion County, lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Elbridge to Union City, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 hours.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 141 miles [226.9 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 695 miles [1,118.5 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 Elbridge ...

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.

Calvary   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest of Elbridge   [Map]

Cat Corner   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Cloverdale   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

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

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

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

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

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

Owl City   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Poplar Ridge   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Trimble   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [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 Elbridge. 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of Elbridge

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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the south of Elbridge

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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the south of Elbridge

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

Communities Also Named Elbridge ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Elbridge.

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


Communities Outside of Tennessee

Illinois

Edgar County

Our profile page for Elbridge, Edgar County   [Map]

Distance: About 243 miles [391.1 km] to the North Northeast.

Michigan

Oceana County

Our profile page for Elbridge, Oceana County   [Map]

Distance: About 538 miles [865.8 km] to the North Northeast.

New York

Onondaga County

Our profile page for Elbridge, Onondaga County   [Map]

Distance: About 827 miles [1,330.9 km] to the Northeast.

Pennsylvania

Tioga County

Our profile page for Elbridge, Tioga County   [Map]

Distance: About 753 miles [1,211.8 km] to the Northeast.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Tennessee

About Obion County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Elbridge) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elbridge. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.2603, Longitude: -89.3220     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Elbridge 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 Elbridge 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 315.396 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.651 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.774 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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