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Excell, Tennessee

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Excell, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Excell and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Excell 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 Excell. 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 Excell.

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

The Montgomery County sighting report from eBird.

Since Excell is near Cheatham County and also Robertson County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Cheatham County

Sighting report for Robertson 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 Excell.

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

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

  • Clarksville [Map], which is the Seat of Montgomery County, lies just to the West Northwest.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 35 miles [56.3 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could walk a straight line from Excell to Nashville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 582 miles [936.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 days and walking would take 33 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,428 miles [10,344.9 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 7,149 miles [11,505.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,024 miles [8,085.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Excell ...

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.

Eastern Hills   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest of Excell   [Map]

Georgetown   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Grantville (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]

Grasslands   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Hickory Point   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]

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

River Run   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Rotary Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

Rudolphtown   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Seven Mile Ferry   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Shady Bluff   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Shady Grove   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Swan Lake Village   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Willow Bend   -   4 miles [6.4 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 Excell. 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.

Jefferson Davis     (Jefferson Finis Davis)

President of the Confederate States of America. He was born in Fairview (Kentucky) on Friday June 3, 1808 and died in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Friday December 6, 1889 at an age of 81. He was buried at Metairie Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Fairview [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Excell

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jefferson Davis<7>

Gant Gaither

Producer. He was born in Hopkinsville (Kentucky) on Wednesday August 1, 1917 and died in Palm Springs (California) on Monday February 16, 2004 at an age of 86. He was buried at Riverside National Cemetery (Riverside County, California) [Map].

Hopkinsville [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest of Excell

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gant Gaither

Harry Curtis 'Harry Love' Galbreath

Professional football. He was born in Clarksville (Tennessee) on Friday January 1, 1965 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Tueday July 27, 2010 at an age of 45.

Clarksville [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest of Excell

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry Curtis 'Harry Love' Galbreath

Dorothy Jordan

Actress. She was born in Clarksville (Tennessee) on Thursday August 9, 1906 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday December 7, 1988 at an age of 82.

Clarksville [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest of Excell

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dorothy Jordan

Frank Sutton     (Frank Spencer Sutton)

Actor. He was born in Clarksville (Tennessee) on Tueday October 23, 1923 and died in Shreveport (Louisiana) on Friday June 28, 1974 at an age of 50. He was buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Montgomery County, Tennessee) [Map].

Clarksville [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest of Excell

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Montgomery County:

The official website for State of Tennessee:

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- Excell) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Excell. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.4862, Longitude: -87.2600     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Excell 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 Excell 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 314.106 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.195 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.819 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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