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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.
Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:
The National Weather Service forecast for Elkton and surrounding area.
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:
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:
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.
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.
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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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Distance: About 1,780 miles [2,864.6 km] to the Northwest.
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,139 miles [1,833 km] to the West Northwest.
Distance: About 1,037 miles [1,668.9 km] to the West Northwest.
Distance: About 567 miles [912.5 km] to the South Southeast.
Saint Johns County
Distance: About 484 miles [778.9 km] to the Southeast.
Distance: About 267 miles [429.7 km] to the North Northwest.
Buena Vista County
Distance: About 700 miles [1,126.5 km] to the Northwest.
Distance: About 121 miles [194.7 km] to the North.
Distance: About 683 miles [1,099.2 km] to the East Northeast.
Distance: About 636 miles [1,023.5 km] to the North Northeast.
Distance: About 669 miles [1,076.7 km] to the North Northwest.
Distance: About 410 miles [659.8 km] to the West Northwest.
Distance: About 472 miles [759.6 km] to the East.
Distance: About 518 miles [833.6 km] to the Northeast.
Distance: About 2,027 miles [3,262.1 km] to the West Northwest.
Distance: About 811 miles [1,305.2 km] to the Northwest.
Our profile page for Elkton, Smith County
Although located in Smith County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.
Distance: About 512 miles [824 km] to the East Northeast.
Other Roadside Stops ...
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/
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This page was last modified: 11 Nov 2019