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Essary Springs, Tennessee

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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Essary Springs 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 Essary Springs. 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 Essary Springs.

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

The Hardeman County sighting report from eBird.

Since Essary Springs is near Alcorn County and also Tippah County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Alcorn County

Sighting report for Tippah 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 Essary Springs.

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

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

  • Bolivar [Map], which is the Seat of Hardeman County, lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Essary Springs to Bolivar, with an average speed<2> 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 most of a day.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 138 miles [222.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). 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 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 701 miles [1,128.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,561 miles [10,558.9 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 7,281 miles [11,717.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,156 miles [8,297.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Essary Springs ...

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.

Cuba (MS)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast of Essary Springs   [Map]

Cypress   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]

Gift (MS)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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

Lisbon   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Lone Pine (MS)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Pocahontas   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]

Poor   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]

Porters Creek   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Walnut (MS)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [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 Essary Springs. 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.

John Lewis Dodge, Jr.

Major League Baseball. He was born in Bolivar (Tennessee) on Saturday April 27, 1889 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Monday June 19, 1916 at an age of 27. He was buried at Cave Hill Cemetery (Jefferson County, Kentucky) [Map].

Bolivar [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northwest of Essary Springs

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Lewis Dodge, Jr.<7>

Etheridge Knight

Poet. He was born in Corinth (Mississippi) on Sunday April 19, 1931 and died in Indianapolis (Indiana) on Sunday March 10, 1991 at an age of 59. He was buried at Crown Hill Cemetery (Marion County, Indiana) [Map].

Corinth [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the east of Essary Springs

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Etheridge Knight

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Tennessee

About Hardeman County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Essary Springs. 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 from Point A (ie- Essary Springs) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Essary Springs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.0120, Longitude: -88.7981     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Essary Springs 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 Essary Springs 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 314.993 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.015 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.81 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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