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Estanaula, Tennessee

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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Estanaula 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 Estanaula. 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 Estanaula.

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

The Haywood County sighting report from eBird.

Since Estanaula is near Madison County and also Hardeman County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Madison County

Sighting report for Hardeman 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 Estanaula.

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Estanaula once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Estanaula and extending to:

  • Brownsville [Map], which is the Seat of Haywood County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Estanaula to Brownsville, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 138 miles [222.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). 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 703 miles [1,131.4 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<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,551 miles [10,542.8 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 7,273 miles [11,704.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,148 miles [8,284.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Estanaula ...

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 Chapel   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest of Estanaula   [Map]

Dancyville   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]

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

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

Hickory Point   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Ko Ko   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]

Prospect   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]

Sunnyhill   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Union   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]

Willow Grove   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [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 Estanaula. 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.

Reverend William Herbert Brewster, Sr.

Musician. He was born in Somerville (Tennessee) on Friday July 2, 1897 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Wednesday October 14, 1987 at an age of 90. He was buried at New Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee) [Map].

Somerville [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Estanaula

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Reverend William Herbert Brewster, Sr.<8>

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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the south of Estanaula

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

Gene Evans     (Born as Eugene Barton Evans)

Actor. He was born in Holbrook (Arizona) on Tueday July 11, 1922 and died in Jackson (Tennessee) on Wednesday April 1, 1998 at an age of 75. He was buried at Highland Memorial Gardens (Madison County, Tennessee) [Map].

Jackson [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northeast of Estanaula

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gene Evans

Ellis Kinder

Major League Baseball. He was born in Atkins (Arkansas) on Sunday July 26, 1914 and died in Jackson (Tennessee) on Wednesday October 16, 1968 at an age of 54. He was buried at Highland Memorial Gardens (Madison County, Tennessee) [Map].

Jackson [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northeast of Estanaula

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ellis Kinder

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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest of Estanaula

Jackson [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northeast of Estanaula

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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest of Estanaula

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Tennessee

About Haywood County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Tennessee:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Estanaula, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>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- Estanaula) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Estanaula. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.4598, Longitude: -89.0917     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Estanaula have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<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.

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<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 Estanaula to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 315.204 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.32 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.843 degrees.

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<8>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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