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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Eureka 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 Eureka. 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 Eureka.

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

The Bradley County sighting report from eBird.

Since Eureka is near Meigs County and also McMinn County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Meigs County

Sighting report for McMinn 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 Eureka.

How Far From Eureka to ...

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

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

  • Cleveland [Map], which is the Seat of Bradley County, lies just to the South.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 123 miles [197.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). If you could drive a straight line from Eureka to Nashville, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 498 miles [801.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of 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 6,388 miles [10,280.5 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 7,098 miles [11,423.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,974 miles [8,004.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Eureka ...

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.

Arrowhead Point   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast of Eureka   [Map]

Camelot   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Eureka Hills   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Freewill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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

Harbor Hills   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]

Hickory Hills   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Hopewell   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Misty Ridge   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Mount Harmony   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]

Mountainbrook   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Rolling Hills   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Royal Oak   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Tasso   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Tasso Heights   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Whisperwood   -   5 miles [8 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 Eureka. 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.

Howard 'Louie Bluie' Armstrong

Musician. He was born in Dayton (Tennessee) on Thursday March 4, 1909 and died in Boston (Massachusetts) on Wednesday July 30, 2003 at an age of 94. He was buried at Forest Hills Cemetery (Suffolk County, Massachusetts) [Map].

Dayton [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest of Eureka

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Howard 'Louie Bluie' Armstrong<7>

David Glenn Douglas

Professional football. He was born in Spring City (Tennessee) on Wednesday March 20, 1963 and died in Maryville (Tennessee) on Saturday February 27, 2016 at an age of 52.

Spring City [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Eureka

Find-A-Grave Memorial: David Glenn Douglas

Joseph William 'Joe' Engel

Major League Baseball. He was born in Washington, DC [Map] on Sunday March 12, 1893 and died in Chattanooga (Tennessee) on Thursday June 12, 1969 at an age of 76. He was buried at Forest Hills Cemetery (Hamilton County, Tennessee) [Map].

Chattanooga [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Eureka

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph William 'Joe' Engel

Cal Ermer     (Calvin Coolidge Ermer)

Major League Baseball. He was born in Baltimore (Maryland) on Saturday November 10, 1923 and died in Chattanooga (Tennessee) on Saturday August 8, 2009 at an age of 85. He was buried at Chattanooga National Cemetery (Hamilton County, Tennessee) [Map].

Chattanooga [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Eureka

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cal Ermer

James Harle 'Jimmy' Johnston

Major League Baseball. He was born in Cleveland (Tennessee) on Tueday December 10, 1889 and died in Chattanooga (Tennessee) on Tueday February 14, 1967 at an age of 77. He was buried at Forest Hills Cemetery (Hamilton County, Tennessee) [Map].

Cleveland [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south of Eureka

Chattanooga [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Eureka

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Harle 'Jimmy' Johnston

Ralph Emerson McGill

Social activist. He was born in Soddy (Tennessee) on Saturday February 5, 1898 and died in Atlanta (Georgia) on Monday February 3, 1969 at an age of 71. He was buried at Westview Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia) [Map].

Soddy [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the west of Eureka

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ralph Emerson McGill

Garrard Sliger 'Buster' Ramsey

Professional football. He was born in Townsend (Tennessee) on Tueday March 16, 1920 and died in Signal Hills (Tennessee) on Sunday September 16, 2007 at an age of 87. He was buried at Grandview Cemetery (Blount County, Tennessee) [Map].

Signal Hills [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Eureka

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Garrard Sliger 'Buster' Ramsey

Bessie Smith

Musician. She was born in Chattanooga (Tennessee) on Sunday April 15, 1894 and died in Clarksdale (Mississippi) on Sunday September 26, 1937 at an age of 43. She was buried at Mt. Lawn Cemetery (Delaware County, Pennsylvania) [Map].

Chattanooga [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Eureka

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bessie Smith

Valaida Snow

Musician, singer, actress. She was born in Chattanooga (Tennessee) on Friday June 2, 1905 and died in New York (New York) on Wednesday May 30, 1956 at an age of 50. She was buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Hamilton County, Tennessee) [Map].

Chattanooga [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Eureka

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Valaida Snow

Leon Lamar 'Daddy Wags' Wagner

Major League Baseball. He was born in Chattanooga (Tennessee) on Sunday May 13, 1934 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday January 3, 2004 at an age of 69. He was buried at Riverside National Cemetery (Riverside County, California) [Map].

Chattanooga [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Eureka

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Leon Lamar 'Daddy Wags' Wagner

Communities Also Named Eureka ...

We have found 67 communities that share the name Eureka.

Within Tennessee, there are 3 communities which are also named Eureka. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 64 communities in the United States and Canada - with 65 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Tennessee

Communities outside of Tennessee


Other Communities Located In Tennessee

Hardin County

Our profile page for Eureka, Hardin County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>

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

Johnson County

Our profile page for Eureka, Johnson County   [Map]

Distance: About 194 miles [312.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Roane County

Our profile page for Eureka, Roane County   [Map]

Distance: About 40 miles [64.4 km] to the North Northeast.


Communities Outside of Tennessee

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Alabama

Jackson County

Our profile page for Eureka, Jackson County   [Map]

Distance: About 63 miles [101.4 km] to the West Southwest.

Talladega County

Our profile page for Eureka, Talladega County   [Map]

Distance: About 139 miles [223.7 km] to the South Southwest.

Alaska

Our profile page for Eureka

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

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

California

Humboldt County

Our profile page for Eureka, Humboldt County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,153 miles [3,464.9 km] to the West Northwest.

Sierra County

Our profile page for Eureka, Sierra County   [Map]

This community is historic.<9>

Distance: About 1,984 miles [3,192.9 km] to the West Northwest.

Colorado

San Juan County

Our profile page for Eureka, San Juan County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,268 miles [2,040.6 km] to the West Northwest.

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Eureka, Hillsborough County   [Map]

Distance: About 522 miles [840.1 km] to the South Southeast.

Marion County

Our profile page for Eureka, Marion County   [Map]

Distance: About 442 miles [711.3 km] to the South Southeast.

Georgia

Bulloch County

Our profile page for Eureka, Bulloch County   [Map]

Distance: About 261 miles [420 km] to the Southeast.

Dooly County

Our profile page for Eureka, Dooly County

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

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

Hancock County

Our profile page for Eureka, Hancock County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 183 miles [294.5 km] to the Southeast.

Illinois

Woodford County

Our profile page for Eureka, Woodford County   [Map]

Distance: About 445 miles [716.2 km] to the North Northwest.

Indiana

Clay County

Our profile page for Eureka, Clay County

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

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

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Eureka, Lawrence County   [Map]

Distance: About 265 miles [426.5 km] to the North Northwest.

Spencer County

Our profile page for Eureka, Spencer County   [Map]

Distance: About 222 miles [357.3 km] to the Northwest.

Iowa

Adams County

Our profile page for Eureka, Adams County

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

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

Fremont County

Our profile page for Eureka, Fremont County   [Map]

Distance: About 706 miles [1,136.2 km] to the Northwest.

Washington County

Our profile page for Eureka, Washington County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 553 miles [890 km] to the Northwest.

Kansas

Brown County

Our profile page for Eureka, Brown County

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

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

Cowley County

Our profile page for Eureka, Cowley County

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

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

Greenwood County

Our profile page for Eureka, Greenwood County   [Map]

Distance: About 657 miles [1,057.3 km] to the West Northwest.

Jackson County

Our profile page for Eureka, Jackson County

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

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

Osage County

Our profile page for Eureka, Osage County

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

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

Saline County

Our profile page for Eureka, Saline County

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

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

Kentucky

Lyon County

Our profile page for Eureka, Lyon County

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

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

Louisiana

Ouachita Parish

Our profile page for Eureka, Ouachita Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 468 miles [753.2 km] to the West Southwest.

Maine

Kennebec County

Our profile page for Eureka, Kennebec County

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

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

Michigan

Clinton County

Our profile page for Eureka, Clinton County   [Map]

Distance: About 541 miles [870.7 km] to the North.

Wayne County

Our profile page for Eureka, Wayne County

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

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

Minnesota

Hennepin County

Our profile page for Eureka, Hennepin County   [Map]

Distance: About 808 miles [1,300.3 km] to the North Northwest.

Mississippi

Rankin County

Our profile page for Eureka, Rankin County   [Map]

Distance: About 340 miles [547.2 km] to the West Southwest.

Missouri

Boone County

Our profile page for Eureka, Boone County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 477 miles [767.7 km] to the West Northwest.

Perry County

Our profile page for Eureka, Perry County   [Map]

Distance: About 317 miles [510.2 km] to the West Northwest.

Putnam County

Our profile page for Eureka, Putnam County

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

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for Eureka, Saint Louis County   [Map]

Distance: About 389 miles [626 km] to the Northwest.

Montana

Chouteau County

Our profile page for Eureka, Chouteau County

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

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

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Eureka, Lincoln County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,792 miles [2,883.9 km] to the Northwest.

Nebraska

Hayes County

Our profile page for Eureka, Hayes County

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

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

Nevada

Eureka County

Our profile page for Eureka, Eureka County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,722 miles [2,771.3 km] to the West Northwest.

Lyon County

Our profile page for Eureka, Lyon County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,919 miles [3,088.3 km] to the West Northwest.

New York

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Eureka, Sullivan County

This community is historic.

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

North Carolina

Wayne County

Our profile page for Eureka, Wayne County   [Map]

Distance: About 393 miles [632.5 km] to the East.

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Eureka   [Map]

Distance: About 1,356 miles [2,182.3 km] to the Northeast.

Nunavut

Our profile page for Eureka   [Map]

Distance: About 3,103 miles [4,993.8 km] to the North.

Ohio

Gallia County

Our profile page for Eureka, Gallia County   [Map]

Distance: About 277 miles [445.8 km] to the North Northeast.

Mahoning County

Our profile page for Eureka, Mahoning County   [Map]

Distance: About 450 miles [724.2 km] to the North Northeast.

Oklahoma

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Eureka, Cherokee County

This community is historic.

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

Ontario

Our profile page for Eureka   [Map]

Distance: About 836 miles [1,345.4 km] to the North.

Pennsylvania

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Eureka, Montgomery County   [Map]

Distance: About 629 miles [1,012.3 km] to the Northeast.

Westmoreland County

Our profile page for Eureka, Westmoreland County   [Map]

Distance: About 437 miles [703.3 km] to the Northeast.

South Carolina

Aiken County

Our profile page for Eureka, Aiken County   [Map]

Distance: About 206 miles [331.5 km] to the East Southeast.

Chester County

Our profile page for Eureka, Chester County

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

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

South Dakota

McPherson County

Our profile page for Eureka, McPherson County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,057 miles [1,701.1 km] to the Northwest.

Texas

Franklin County

Our profile page for Eureka, Franklin County   [Map]

Distance: About 610 miles [981.7 km] to the West.

Harris County

Our profile page for Eureka, Harris County

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

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

Navarro County

Our profile page for Eureka, Navarro County   [Map]

Distance: About 693 miles [1,115.3 km] to the West Southwest.

Shackelford County

Our profile page for Eureka, Shackelford County   [Map]

Distance: About 833 miles [1,340.6 km] to the West.

Stephens County

Our profile page for Eureka, Stephens County   [Map]

Distance: About 833 miles [1,340.6 km] to the West.

Utah

Juab County

Our profile page for Eureka, Juab County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,519 miles [2,444.6 km] to the West Northwest.

Virginia

Charlotte County

Our profile page for Eureka, Charlotte County   [Map]

Distance: About 372 miles [598.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Washington

Walla Walla County

Our profile page for Eureka, Walla Walla County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,903 miles [3,062.6 km] to the Northwest.

Whatcom County

Our profile page for Eureka, Whatcom County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,113 miles [3,400.5 km] to the Northwest.

West Virginia

Pleasants County

Our profile page for Eureka, Pleasants County   [Map]

Distance: About 344 miles [553.6 km] to the North Northeast.

Wisconsin

Winnebago County

Our profile page for Eureka, Winnebago County   [Map]

Distance: About 638 miles [1,026.8 km] to the North Northwest.

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About Bradley County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Bradley County: www.bradleyco.net/

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Eureka) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Eureka. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.2717, Longitude: -84.8594     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Eureka 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 Eureka 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 312.59 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.28 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.101 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>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Eureka 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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<9>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 Eureka, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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