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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Elkton 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 Elkton. 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 Elkton.

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

The Giles County sighting report from eBird.

Since Elkton is near Lincoln County and also Limestone County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Lincoln County

Sighting report for Limestone 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 Elkton.

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

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

  • Pulaski [Map], which is the Seat of Giles County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Elkton to Pulaski, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 76 miles [122.3 km] to the North (N). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 604 miles [972 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,482 miles [10,431.8 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 7,197 miles [11,582.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,072 miles [8,162.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Elkton ...

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.

Cash Point   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast of Elkton   [Map]

Cedar Hill (AL)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Holland Gin (AL)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Lesters   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]

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

Poplar Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Prospect   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Sugartree Ford   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Veto (AL)   -   6 miles [9.7 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 Elkton. 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.

Tallulah Bankhead     (Tallulah Brockman Bankhead)

Actress. She was born in Huntsville (Alabama) on Friday January 31, 1902 and died in New York (New York) on Thursday December 12, 1968 at an age of 66.

Huntsville [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Elkton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tallulah Bankhead<7>

Anne Bradshaw Clopton

Artist. She was born in Shelbyville (Tennessee) on Monday July 22, 1878 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Saturday February 4, 1956 at an age of 77. She was buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama) [Map].

Shelbyville [Map] is located 39 miles [62.8 km] to the northeast of Elkton

Huntsville [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Elkton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Anne Bradshaw Clopton

Don Mincher

Major League Baseball. He was born in Huntsville (Alabama) on Friday June 24, 1938 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Sunday March 4, 2012 at an age of 73. He was buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama) [Map].

Huntsville [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Elkton

Huntsville [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Elkton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Mincher

Billy Neighbors

Professional football. He was born in Tuscaloosa (Alabama) on Sunday February 4, 1940 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Monday April 30, 2012 at an age of 72. He was buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama) [Map].

Huntsville [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Elkton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Neighbors

Harry Rhett Townes

Actor, Episcopal priest. He was born in Huntsville (Alabama) on Friday September 18, 1914 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Wednesday May 23, 2001 at an age of 86. He was buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama) [Map].

Huntsville [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Elkton

Huntsville [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Elkton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry Rhett Townes

Edward Benjamin Townsend

Musician, composer. He was born in Fayetteville (Tennessee) on Tueday April 16, 1929 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday August 13, 2003 at an age of 74. He was buried at Riverside National Cemetery (Riverside County, California) [Map].

Fayetteville [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the east of Elkton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Benjamin Townsend

Maria Howard Weeden

Artist, author. She was born in Huntsville (Alabama) on Monday July 6, 1846 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Wednesday April 12, 1905 at an age of 58. She was buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama) [Map].

Huntsville [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Elkton

Huntsville [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Elkton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Maria Howard Weeden

Jessup Joseph Whitehead

Author, chef. He was born in London (England) [Map] on Thursday August 1, 1833 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Sunday May 12, 1889 at an age of 55. He was buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama) [Map].

Huntsville [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Elkton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jessup Joseph Whitehead

Communities Also Named Elkton ...

We have found 18 communities that share the name Elkton.

While the name Elkton is unique within Tennessee, we know of another 18 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Tennessee

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Alberta

Our profile page for Elkton   [Map]

Distance: About 1,780 miles [2,864.6 km] to the Northwest.

Colorado

Gunnison County

Our profile page for Elkton, Gunnison County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 1,139 miles [1,833 km] to the West Northwest.

Teller County

Our profile page for Elkton, Teller County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,037 miles [1,668.9 km] to the West Northwest.

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Elkton, Hillsborough County   [Map]

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

Saint Johns County

Our profile page for Elkton, Saint Johns County   [Map]

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

Illinois

Washington County

Our profile page for Elkton, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 267 miles [429.7 km] to the North Northwest.

Iowa

Buena Vista County

Our profile page for Elkton, Buena Vista County   [Map]

Distance: About 700 miles [1,126.5 km] to the Northwest.

Kentucky

Todd County

Our profile page for Elkton, Todd County   [Map]

Distance: About 121 miles [194.7 km] to the North.

Maryland

Cecil County

Our profile page for Elkton, Cecil County   [Map]

Distance: About 683 miles [1,099.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Michigan

Huron County

Our profile page for Elkton, Huron County   [Map]

Distance: About 636 miles [1,023.5 km] to the North Northeast.

Minnesota

Mower County

Our profile page for Elkton, Mower County   [Map]

Distance: About 669 miles [1,076.7 km] to the North Northwest.

Missouri

Hickory County

Our profile page for Elkton, Hickory County   [Map]

Distance: About 410 miles [659.8 km] to the West Northwest.

North Carolina

Bladen County

Our profile page for Elkton, Bladen County   [Map]

Distance: About 472 miles [759.6 km] to the East.

Ohio

Columbiana County

Our profile page for Elkton, Columbiana County   [Map]

Distance: About 518 miles [833.6 km] to the Northeast.

Oregon

Douglas County

Our profile page for Elkton, Douglas County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,027 miles [3,262.1 km] to the West Northwest.

South Dakota

Brookings County

Our profile page for Elkton, Brookings County   [Map]

Distance: About 811 miles [1,305.2 km] to the Northwest.

Texas

Smith County

Our profile page for Elkton, Smith County

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

Virginia

Rockingham County

Our profile page for Elkton, Rockingham County   [Map]

Distance: About 512 miles [824 km] to the East Northeast.

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About Giles County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Giles County: www.gilescounty-tn.us/

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' (or 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- Elkton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Elkton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Elkton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elkton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.0618, Longitude: -86.8974     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Elkton 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 Elkton 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 313.82 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.667 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.996 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 Elkton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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