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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Elliot Ferry 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 Elliot Ferry. 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 Elliot Ferry.

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

The Jefferson County sighting report from eBird.

Since Elliot Ferry is near Cocke County and also Sevier County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Cocke County

Sighting report for Sevier 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 Elliot Ferry.

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

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

  • Dandridge [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies just to the Northwest.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 191 miles [307.4 km] to the West (W). If you could drive a straight line from Elliot Ferry to Nashville, with an average speed<2>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 400 miles [643.7 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<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,292 miles [10,126 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 7,001 miles [11,267 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,877 miles [7,848.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Elliot Ferry ...

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.

Beaver Dam (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the North of Elliot Ferry   [Map]

Bird Crossroad   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]

Chestnut Hill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Fox (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Lake View Park   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Oak Grove   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Pleasant Hill (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Promised Land   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Sandy Ridge   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Sugar Forks   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Tryon   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [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 Elliot Ferry. 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.

Chester Burton 'Chet' Atkins

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

Luttrell [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest of Elliot Ferry

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chester Burton 'Chet' Atkins<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 Elliot Ferry. 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Elliot Ferry) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elliot Ferry. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.9840, Longitude: -83.3482     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Elliot Ferry 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 Elliot Ferry 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 311.701 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.359 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.292 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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