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Ewingsville, Tennessee

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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Ewingsville 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 Ewingsville. 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 Ewingsville.

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

The Wilson County sighting report from eBird.

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

Sighting report for Rutherford 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 Ewingsville.

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

  • Lebanon [Map], which is the Seat of Wilson County, lies 18 miles [29 km] to the North Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Ewingsville to Lebanon, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 36 miles [57.9 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 just about two full days and walking would take over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 539 miles [867.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 21 days and walking would take 31 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,409 miles [10,314.3 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 7,125 miles [11,466.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,000 miles [8,046.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Ewingsville ...

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.

Cherry Valley   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North of Ewingsville   [Map]

Cottage Home   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Greenvale   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Halls Hill   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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

Jones Chapel (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Liberty Hill   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Oregon (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]

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

Prosperity   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Riverwood   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]

Round Top   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Stringtown   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [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 Ewingsville. 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.

DeFord Bailey

Musician. He was born in Carthage (Tennessee) on Thursday December 14, 1899 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Friday July 2, 1982 at an age of 82. He was buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].

Carthage [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Ewingsville

Nashville [Map] is located 36 miles [57.9 km] to the west of Ewingsville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: DeFord Bailey<8>

Andrew Jackson

7th President of the US (1829 - 1837). He was born in Waxhaw (North Carolina) on Sunday March 15, 1767 and died in Hermitage (Tennessee) on Sunday June 8, 1845 at an age of 78.

Hermitage [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest of Ewingsville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Jackson

Sarah Yorke-Jackson

Daughter-in-law of Andrew Jackson - following the illness of Rachel Donelson Jackson, Sarah served as the de facto First Lady for Andrew Jackson during his Presidency (1829 - 1837). She was born in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Saturday July 16, 1803 and died in Hermitage (Tennessee) on Tueday August 23, 1887 at an age of 84.

Hermitage [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest of Ewingsville

George F. McCorkle

Musician. He was born in Chester (South Carolina) on Saturday October 11, 1947 and died in Lebanon (Tennessee) on Friday June 29, 2007 at an age of 59. He was buried at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens (Spartanburg County, South Carolina) [Map].

Lebanon [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northwest of Ewingsville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: George F. McCorkle

Sarah Polk     (Born as Sara Childress)

Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of James Polk (1845 - 1849). She was born in Murfreesboro (Tennessee) on Sunday September 4, 1803 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Friday August 14, 1891 at an age of 87.

Murfreesboro [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest of Ewingsville

Nashville [Map] is located 36 miles [57.9 km] to the west of Ewingsville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sarah Polk

Leon Russell     (Born as Claude Russell Bridges)

Musician, sognwriter, producer. He was born in Lawton (Oklahoma) on Thursday April 2, 1942 and died in Hermitage (Tennessee) on Sunday November 13, 2016 at an age of 74. He was buried at Memorial Park Cemetery (Tulsa County, Oklahoma) [Map].

Hermitage [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest of Ewingsville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Leon Russell

Oscar James 'Jimmy' Stoneman

Musician. He was born in Washington, DC [Map] on Monday March 8, 1937 and died in Smyrna (Tennessee) on Sunday September 22, 2002 at an age of 65. He was buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].

Smyrna [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of Ewingsville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar James 'Jimmy' Stoneman

Van Haden Stoneman

Musician. He was born in Washington, DC [Map] on Tueday December 31, 1940 and died in Murfreesboro (Tennessee) on Saturday June 3, 1995 at an age of 54. He was buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].

Murfreesboro [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest of Ewingsville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Van Haden Stoneman

Communities Also Named Ewingsville ...

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

Communities Outside of Tennessee


Allegheny County

Our profile page for Ewingsville, Allegheny County   [Map]

Distance: About 448 miles [721 km] to the Northeast.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Tennessee

About Wilson County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Wilson County:

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 Ewingsville, 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ewingsville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ewingsville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.9742, Longitude: -86.1736     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ewingsville 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 Ewingsville 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 313.414 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.326 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.475 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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