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Evans Ferry, Tennessee

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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Evans Ferry 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 Evans Ferry. 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 Evans Ferry.

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

The Claiborne County sighting report from eBird.

Since Evans Ferry is near Grainger County and also Hancock County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Grainger County

Sighting report for Hancock 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 Evans Ferry.

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

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

  • Tazewell [Map], which is the Seat of Claiborne County, lies just to the Northwest.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 185 miles [297.7 km] to the West (W). If you could drive a straight line from Evans Ferry to Nashville, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 391 miles [629.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 16 days and walking would take 23 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,277 miles [10,101.9 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 6,988 miles [11,246.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,864 miles [7,827.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Evans Ferry ...

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.

Bald Point   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East of Evans Ferry   [Map]

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

Chittum   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Howard Quarter   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Idol   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Lone Mountain   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Mason Springs   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Murphy Mill   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Raven Hill   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]

Rock Haven   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Thorn Hill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Williams Mill   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Williams Springs   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Yellow Springs   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [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 Evans Ferry. 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.

Chester Burton 'Chet' Atkins

Musician. He was born in Luttrell (Tennessee) on Friday June 20, 1924 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Saturday June 30, 2001 at an age of 77. He was buried at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].

Luttrell [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest of Evans Ferry

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chester Burton 'Chet' Atkins<7>

Communities Also Named Evans Ferry ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Evans Ferry.

While the name Evans Ferry is unique within Tennessee, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Tennessee


Clarke County

Our profile page for Evans Ferry, Clarke County   [Map]

Distance: About 425 miles [684 km] to the Southwest.

West Virginia

Monongalia County

Our profile page for Evans Ferry, Monongalia County   [Map]

Distance: About 293 miles [471.5 km] to the Northeast.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Claiborne County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Evans Ferry) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Evans Ferry. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.4009, Longitude: -83.4593     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Evans Ferry 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 Evans Ferry 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 311.773 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.501 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.223 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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