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The location of Enon









Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Enon 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 Enon. 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 Enon.

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

The Macon County sighting report from eBird.

Since Enon is near Monroe County and also Clay County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Monroe County

Sighting report for Clay 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 Enon.

How Far From Enon to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Enon to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Lafayette [Map], which is the Seat of Macon County, lies just to the Southwest.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 56 miles [90.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could walk a straight line from Enon 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 over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 509 miles [819.2 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 20 days and walking would take 29 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,369 miles [10,249.9 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 7,087 miles [11,405.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,962 miles [7,985.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Enon ...

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.

Bugtussle (KY)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast of Enon   [Map]

Days Crossroads   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Frog Pond   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Green Valley   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Greenwood   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Hermitage Springs   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Jenkins Village   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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

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

Pumpkintown   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

Red Boiling Springs   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Sunrise   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

Sycamore Valley   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

Walnut Shade   -   4 miles [6.4 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 Enon. 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.

DeFord Bailey

Musician. He was born in Carthage (Tennessee) on Thursday December 14, 1899 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Friday July 2, 1982 at an age of 82. He was buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].

Carthage [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the south of Enon

Find-A-Grave Memorial: DeFord Bailey<7>

Willa Beatrice Brown

Aviation pioneer. She was born in Glasgow (Kentucky) on Monday January 22, 1906 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Saturday July 18, 1992 at an age of 86. She was buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois) [Map].

Glasgow [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Enon

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Willa Beatrice Brown

Harry Leon Collins

Magician, entertainer. He was born in Glasgow (Kentucky) on Tueday April 27, 1920 and died in Louisville (Kentucky) on Friday May 3, 1985 at an age of 65. He was buried at Cave Hill Cemetery (Jefferson County, Kentucky) [Map].

Glasgow [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Enon

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry Leon Collins

Theodore R. 'Terrible Ted' Page

Negro League Baseball. He was born in Glasgow (Kentucky) on Wednesday April 22, 1903 and died in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Saturday December 1, 1984 at an age of 81. He was buried at Allegheny Cemetery (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania) [Map].

Glasgow [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Enon

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Theodore R. 'Terrible Ted' Page

Communities Also Named Enon ...

We have found 30 communities that share the name Enon.

Within Tennessee, there is just one other community named Enon. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 29 communities in the United States and Canada - with 29 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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ArkansasKentuckyNorth CarolinaTexas
 
FloridaLouisianaNova ScotiaVirginia
 
GeorgiaMississippiOhioWest Virginia

Alabama

Bullock County

Our profile page for Enon, Bullock County   [Map]

Distance: About 307 miles [494.1 km] to the South.

Cullman County

Our profile page for Enon, Cullman County   [Map]

Distance: About 165 miles [265.5 km] to the South Southwest.

Houston County

Our profile page for Enon, Houston County   [Map]

Distance: About 373 miles [600.3 km] to the South.

Pike County

Our profile page for Enon, Pike County   [Map]

Distance: About 329 miles [529.5 km] to the South.

Arkansas

Carroll County

Our profile page for Enon, Carroll County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

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

Drew County

Our profile page for Enon, Drew County   [Map]

Distance: About 386 miles [621.2 km] to the West Southwest.

Florida

Escambia County

Our profile page for Enon, Escambia County   [Map]

Distance: About 411 miles [661.4 km] to the South Southwest.

Georgia

Fulton County

Our profile page for Enon, Fulton County   [Map]

Distance: About 216 miles [347.6 km] to the South Southeast.

Jasper County

Our profile page for Enon, Jasper County

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

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

Thomas County

Our profile page for Enon, Thomas County   [Map]

Distance: About 403 miles [648.6 km] to the South Southeast.

Kansas

Barber County

Our profile page for Enon, Barber County

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

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

Kentucky

Caldwell County

Our profile page for Enon, Caldwell County   [Map]

Distance: About 123 miles [197.9 km] to the West Northwest.

Louisiana

Washington Parish

Our profile page for Enon, Washington Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 470 miles [756.4 km] to the South Southwest.

Mississippi

Chickasaw County

Our profile page for Enon, Chickasaw County   [Map]

Distance: About 254 miles [408.8 km] to the Southwest.

Marion County

Our profile page for Enon, Marion County   [Map]

Distance: About 426 miles [685.6 km] to the South Southwest.

Walthall County

Our profile page for Enon, Walthall County   [Map]

Distance: About 440 miles [708.1 km] to the Southwest.

Missouri

Moniteau County

Our profile page for Enon, Moniteau County   [Map]

Distance: About 382 miles [614.8 km] to the West Northwest.

Saint Charles County

Our profile page for Enon, Saint Charles County   [Map]

Distance: About 310 miles [498.9 km] to the West Northwest.

North Carolina

Yadkin County

Our profile page for Enon, Yadkin County   [Map]

Distance: About 304 miles [489.2 km] to the East.

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Enon   [Map]

Distance: About 1,455 miles [2,341.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Ohio

Clark County

Our profile page for Enon, Clark County   [Map]

Distance: About 250 miles [402.3 km] to the North Northeast.

Pennsylvania

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Enon, Lawrence County

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

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

Washington County

Our profile page for Enon, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 378 miles [608.3 km] to the Northeast.

Texas

Tarrant County

Our profile page for Enon, Tarrant County

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

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

Upshur County

Our profile page for Enon, Upshur County   [Map]

Distance: About 580 miles [933.4 km] to the West Southwest.

Virginia

Chesterfield County

Our profile page for Enon, Chesterfield County   [Map]

Distance: About 476 miles [766 km] to the East.

Goochland County

Our profile page for Enon, Goochland County   [Map]

Distance: About 441 miles [709.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Stafford County

Our profile page for Enon, Stafford County

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

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

West Virginia

Nicholas County

Our profile page for Enon, Nicholas County   [Map]

Distance: About 299 miles [481.2 km] to the East Northeast.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Macon County: www.maconcountytn.com/

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Enon) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Enon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.5948, Longitude: -85.9111     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Enon 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 Enon 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 313.272 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.25 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.209 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 Enon, 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Enon 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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