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Fair View, Tennessee

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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Fair View 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 Fair View. 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 Fair View.

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

The Stewart County sighting report from eBird.

Since Fair View is near Calloway County and also Henry County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Calloway County

Sighting report for Henry 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 Fair View.

How Far From Fair View to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Fair View to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Dover [Map], which is the Seat of Stewart County, lies just to the East Southeast.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 66 miles [106.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could walk a straight line from Fair View to Nashville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 615 miles [989.7 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 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,453 miles [10,385.1 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 7,176 miles [11,548.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,051 miles [8,128.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Fair View ...

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.

Bear Spring   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East of Fair View   [Map]

Big Rock   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Bumpus Mills   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Chestnut Grove   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Cotton Patch Crossroads   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]

Cross Roads   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]

Dover   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]

Indian Mound   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Liberty   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Mint Spring (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Tip Top   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]

Tobaccoport   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [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 Fair View. 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.

Sara Campbell

Poet, author, flag designer. She was born in Dover (Tennessee) on Thursday April 24, 1890 and died in Paducah (Kentucky) on Thursday November 18, 1965 at an age of 75. She was buried at Oak Grove Cemetery (McCracken County, Kentucky) [Map].

Dover [Map] is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the east of Fair View

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sara Campbell<7>

James William 'Jimmy' Moore

Major League Baseball. He was born in Paris (Tennessee) on Thursday April 24, 1902 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Friday March 7, 1986 at an age of 83.

Paris [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Fair View

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James William 'Jimmy' Moore

Margery Wilson

Actress, producer, director. She was born in Gracey (Kentucky) on Saturday October 31, 1896 and died in Arcadia (California) on Tueday January 21, 1986 at an age of 89.

Gracey [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Fair View

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Margery Wilson

Mary Louise Winn

Actress, dancer. She was born in Paris (Tennessee) on Wednesday August 6, 1913 and died in Dallas (Texas) on Wednesday January 9, 1991 at an age of 77. She was buried at Restland Memorial Park (Dallas County, Texas) [Map].

Paris [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Fair View

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Louise Winn

Communities Also Named Fair View ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Fair View.

While the name Fair View is unique within Tennessee, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

In addition to the above occurrences of Fair View, we know of another community located outside of the United States and Canada.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Communities outside of Tennessee

Communities located internationally

Communities Outside of Tennessee


Jackson County

Our profile page for Fair View, Jackson County   [Map]

Distance: About 175 miles [281.6 km] to the Southeast.

New Brunswick

Our profile page for Fair View   [Map]

Distance: About 1,313 miles [2,113.1 km] to the Northeast.


Uinta County

Our profile page for Fair View, Uinta County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>

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

Communities Located Internationally

Just a reminder: Our measurements are based on the Great Circle Route. See footnote <3>

Barbados   [Map]

Distance: About 2,381 miles [3,831.8 km] to the Southeast

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Tennessee

About Stewart County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Stewart 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- Fair View) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fair View. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.4959, Longitude: -87.8972     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fair View 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 Fair View 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 314.506 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.657 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.095 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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<8>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Fair View 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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