A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada

Evanston, Tennessee
(Warren County)

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The location of Evanston

Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Evanston 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 Evanston. 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 Evanston.

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

The Warren County sighting report from eBird.

Since Evanston is near DeKalb County and also Cannon County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for DeKalb County

Sighting report for Cannon 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 Evanston.

How Far From Evanston 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 Evanston 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 Evanston once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Evanston and extending to:

  • McMinnville [Map], which is the Seat of Warren County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Evanston to McMinnville, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 55 miles [88.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 529 miles [851.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 21 days and walking would take 30 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,404 miles [10,306.2 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 7,119 miles [11,456.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,994 miles [8,037.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Evanston ...

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.

Bethany   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South of Evanston   [Map]

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

Centertown   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Cross Roads   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Daylight   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

Earleyville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]

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

Green Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Half Acre   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Lucky   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Mount Ararat   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Sugar Tree Knob   -   7 miles [11.3 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 Evanston. 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.

Stan Earl Mitchell

Professional football. He was born in Sparta (Tennessee) on Thursday August 17, 1944 and died in Sparta (Tennessee) on Tueday January 24, 2012 at an age of 67.

Sparta [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Evanston

Sparta [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Evanston

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Stan Earl Mitchell<8>

Patsy Stoneman

Musician. She was born in Galax (Virginia) on Wednesday May 27, 1925 and died in Manchester (Tennessee) on Thursday July 23, 2015 at an age of 90. She was buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].

Manchester [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Evanston

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Patsy Stoneman

Communities Also Named Evanston ...

We have found 15 communities that share the name Evanston.

Within Tennessee, there is just one other community named Evanston. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 14 communities in the United States and Canada - with 14 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Tennessee

Communities outside of Tennessee

Communities Outside of Tennessee

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Weld County

Our profile page for Evanston, Weld County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,076 miles [1,731.7 km] to the West Northwest.


Columbia County

Our profile page for Evanston, Columbia County   [Map]

Distance: About 264 miles [424.9 km] to the Southeast.


Cook County

Our profile page for Evanston, Cook County   [Map]

Distance: About 440 miles [708.1 km] to the North Northwest.


Spencer County

Our profile page for Evanston, Spencer County   [Map]

Distance: About 162 miles [260.7 km] to the North Northwest.


Webster County

Our profile page for Evanston, Webster County   [Map]

Distance: About 632 miles [1,017.1 km] to the Northwest.


Leavenworth County

Our profile page for Evanston, Leavenworth County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<9>

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


Breathitt County

Our profile page for Evanston, Breathitt County   [Map]

Distance: About 197 miles [317 km] to the Northeast.


George County

Our profile page for Evanston, George County   [Map]

Distance: About 372 miles [598.7 km] to the South Southwest.


Clay County

Our profile page for Evanston, Clay County   [Map]

Distance: About 528 miles [849.7 km] to the West Northwest.

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Evanston   [Map]

Distance: About 1,447 miles [2,328.7 km] to the Northeast.


Franklin County

Our profile page for Evanston, Franklin County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 330 miles [531.1 km] to the North Northeast.

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Evanston, Hamilton County   [Map]

Distance: About 242 miles [389.5 km] to the North Northeast.

Miami County

Our profile page for Evanston, Miami County   [Map]

Distance: About 299 miles [481.2 km] to the North Northeast.


Uinta County

Our profile page for Evanston, Uinta County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,400 miles [2,253.1 km] to the West Northwest.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Warren 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 Evanston, 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 '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- Evanston) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Evanston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.8181, Longitude: -85.8736     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Evanston 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 Evanston 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 313.224 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.086 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.387 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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<9>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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek 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 Evanston 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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