A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada

Elmore, Tennessee
(Crockett County)

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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Elmore 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 Elmore. 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 Elmore.

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

The Crockett County sighting report from eBird.

Since Elmore is near Haywood County and also Lauderdale County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Haywood County

Sighting report for Lauderdale 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

The website, centered on Elmore.

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

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

  • Alamo [Map], which is the Seat of Crockett County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Elmore to Alamo, 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 144 miles [231.7 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 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 707 miles [1,137.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,543 miles [10,529.9 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 7,267 miles [11,695.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,143 miles [8,276.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Elmore ...

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.

Bruceville   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North of Elmore   [Map]

Chestnut Bluff   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Christmasville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]

Cross Roads   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Curve   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Dog Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Edward Grove   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Forked Deer   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Frog Jump   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Gates   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Halls   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Nutbush   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Owl City   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Rudolph   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Shady Grove   -   7 miles [11.3 km] 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 Elmore. 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.

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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Elmore

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Walter O. Fuller<7>

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 23 miles [37 km] to the southwest of Elmore

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Isaac Hayes

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 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest of Elmore

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

Hammie Nixon     (Born as Hammie Nickerson)

Musician. He was born in Brownsville (Tennessee) on Tueday January 22, 1907 and died in Jackson (Tennessee) on Friday August 17, 1984 at an age of 77.

Brownsville [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the south of Elmore

Jackson [Map] is located 31 miles [49.9 km] to the southeast of Elmore

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hammie Nixon

James 'Yank' Rachell

Musician. He was born in Brownsville (Tennessee) on Wednesday March 16, 1910 and died in Indianapolis (Indiana) on Wednesday April 9, 1997 at an age of 87. He was buried at New Crown Cemetery (Marion County, Indiana) [Map].

Brownsville [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the south of Elmore

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James 'Yank' Rachell

Communities Also Named Elmore ...

We have found 17 communities that share the name Elmore.

Within Tennessee, there is just one other community named Elmore. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 16 communities in the United States - with 17 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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Elmore County

Our profile page for Elmore, Elmore County   [Map]

Distance: About 282 miles [453.8 km] to the Southeast.


Hot Spring County

Our profile page for Elmore, Hot Spring County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 225 miles [362.1 km] to the West Southwest.


Shasta County

Our profile page for Elmore, Shasta County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,813 miles [2,917.7 km] to the West Northwest.


Burke County

Our profile page for Elmore, Burke County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 451 miles [725.8 km] to the East Southeast.


Peoria County

Our profile page for Elmore, Peoria County   [Map]

Distance: About 358 miles [576.1 km] to the North.


Knox County

Our profile page for Elmore, Knox County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,202 miles [1,934.4 km] to the Northeast.


Faribault County

Our profile page for Elmore, Faribault County   [Map]

Distance: About 589 miles [947.9 km] to the North Northwest.

North Carolina

Scotland County

Our profile page for Elmore, Scotland County   [Map]

Distance: About 557 miles [896.4 km] to the East.

North Dakota

Richland County

Our profile page for Elmore, Richland County   [Map]

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


Ottawa County

Our profile page for Elmore, Ottawa County   [Map]

Distance: About 509 miles [819.2 km] to the Northeast.

South Carolina

Barnwell County

Our profile page for Elmore, Barnwell County

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

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

South Dakota

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Elmore, Lawrence County   [Map]

Distance: About 966 miles [1,554.6 km] to the Northwest.


Hall County

Our profile page for Elmore, Hall County

This community is historic.

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


Lamoille County

Our profile page for Elmore, Lamoille County

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

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

West Virginia

Wyoming County

Our profile page for Elmore, Wyoming County   [Map]

Distance: About 455 miles [732.3 km] to the East Northeast.


Fond du Lac County

Our profile page for Elmore, Fond du Lac County   [Map]

Distance: About 539 miles [867.4 km] to the North.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Elmore) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elmore. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.7948, Longitude: -89.3281     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Elmore 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 Elmore 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 315.373 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.561 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.876 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:

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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 Elmore, 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Elmore 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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