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Elysian Grove, Tennessee

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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Elysian Grove 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 Elysian Grove. 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 Elysian Grove.

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

The Humphreys County sighting report from eBird.

Since Elysian Grove is near Benton County and also Hickman County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Benton County

Sighting report for Hickman 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 Elysian Grove.

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

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

  • Waverly [Map], which is the Seat of Humphreys County, lies just to the Northeast.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 61 miles [98.2 km] to the East (E). If you could walk a straight line from Elysian Grove to Nashville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 624 miles [1,004.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,474 miles [10,418.9 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 7,195 miles [11,579.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,070 miles [8,159.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Elysian Grove ...

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.

Cedar Grove   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast of Elysian Grove   [Map]

Chestnut Hill   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Dughill (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]

Forks of Blue Creek   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Hurricane Mills   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Pigeon Roost   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

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

Polecat   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]

Trinity   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]

Trotters Ferry   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [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 Elysian Grove. 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.

William Russell 'Russ' Craft

Professional football. He was born in McEwen (Tennessee) on Wednesday October 15, 1919 and died in Wellsburg (West Virginia) on Monday January 12, 2009 at an age of 89. He was buried at Franklin Cemetery (Brooke County, West Virginia) [Map].

McEwen [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast of Elysian Grove

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Russell 'Russ' Craft<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Tennessee

About Humphreys County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Tennessee:

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elysian Grove. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.0264, Longitude: -87.8589     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Elysian Grove 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 Elysian Grove 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 314.461 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.54 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.186 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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