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Eves Ferry, Tennessee

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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Eves 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 Eves Ferry, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Eves Ferry and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Eves 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 Eves 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 Eves 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 Meigs County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Meigs County sighting report from eBird.

Since Eves Ferry is near Rhea County and also McMinn County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Rhea 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

The website, centered on Eves Ferry.

How Far From Eves Ferry 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 Eves 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 Eves Ferry and extending to:

  • Decatur [Map], which is the Seat of Meigs County, lies just to the South Southeast.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 118 miles [189.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). If you could drive a straight line from Eves Ferry 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 485 miles [780.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 19 days and walking would take 28 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,373 miles [10,256.3 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 7,084 miles [11,400.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,960 miles [7,982.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Eves 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.

Cotton Port (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest of Eves Ferry   [Map]

Cotton Port Ferry   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Cute (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Forest Grove   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]

Hideaway Hills   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Idlewild   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Peakland   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Pinhook Ferry   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Prices Ferry   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Rogers Creek   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Slabtown   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]

Union Grove   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Walnut Grove   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]

Wolf Creek   -   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 Eves 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.

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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the west of Eves Ferry

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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the north of Eves Ferry

Maryville [Map] is located 48 miles [77.2 km] to the east of Eves Ferry

Find-A-Grave Memorial: David Glenn Douglas

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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the south of Eves Ferry

Chattanooga [Map] is located 44 miles [70.8 km] to the southwest of Eves Ferry

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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Eves Ferry

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ralph Emerson McGill

Communities Also Named Eves Ferry ...

While the name Eves Ferry is unique within Tennessee, we know of one more community in the United States.

Communities Outside of Tennessee


Floyd County

Our profile page for Eves Ferry, Floyd County   [Map]

Distance: About 90 miles [144.8 km] to the South.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Meigs County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Eves Ferry. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.5467, Longitude: -84.8027     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Eves 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 Eves 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 312.565 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.289 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.008 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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