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Epperson, Tennessee

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Introduction ...

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

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

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Epperson

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 Epperson. 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 Epperson.

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

Sighting report for Monroe County

Since Epperson is near Polk County and also Cherokee County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Polk County

Sighting report for Cherokee County

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Epperson ...

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 wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Bullet Creek   -   5 miles [8 km]<1> to the West of Epperson   [Map]

Coker Creek   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]

Holly Springs   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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

Ivy   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Jacktown   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Maggies Mill   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Mount Harmony   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]

Pine Ridge   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]

Pleasant Hill (NC)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Prospect   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Rural Vale   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Sandy Lane   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Violet (NC)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [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 Epperson. 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.

Major League Baseball. He was born in Liberty (North Carolina) on Friday October 6, 1922 and died in Broken Arrow (Oklahoma) on Tueday February 15, 2011 at the age of 88. He was buried at Bixby Cemetery (Tulsa County, Oklahoma) [Map].

Liberty [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the south of Epperson

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Frazier<2>

Musician. He was born in Tellico Plains (Tennessee) on Tueday September 27, 1927 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Saturday September 30, 2006 at the age of 79.

Tellico Plains [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north of Epperson

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Burkett Howard 'Uncle Josh' Graves

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Epperson and extending to:

  • Madisonville [Map], which is the Seat of Monroe County, lies 18 miles [29 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Epperson to Madisonville, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 150 miles [241.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). 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 474 miles [762.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 19 days and walking would take 27 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,367 miles [10,246.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,075 miles [11,386.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,952 miles [7,969.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Tennessee

About Monroe County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Monroe County:

The official website for State of Tennessee:

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- Epperson) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Epperson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.2576, Longitude: -84.3374     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Epperson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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:
<3>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.
<4>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 Epperson to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 312.277 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.917 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.891 degrees.






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