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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Fairfield Acres 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 Fairfield Acres. 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 Fairfield Acres.

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

The Hamblen County sighting report from eBird.

Since Fairfield Acres is near Grainger County and also Jefferson County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Grainger County

Sighting report for Jefferson 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 Waymarking.com:

The Waymark.com website, centered on Fairfield Acres.

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

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

  • Morristown [Map], which is the Seat of Hamblen County, lies just to the Southwest.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 197 miles [317 km] to the West (W). If you could drive a straight line from Fairfield Acres to Nashville, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 12 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 384 miles [618 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 15 days and walking would take 22 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,274 miles [10,097 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 6,984 miles [11,239.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,860 miles [7,821.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Fairfield Acres ...

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.

Bright Ferry   -   Less than 2 miles to the North of Fairfield Acres   [Map]

Cheeks Crossroads   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

Cherokee Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

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

Gaby Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]

Hillcrest   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Jaybird   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

Kentucky Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

Liberty Heights   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Long Ferry   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

Mountain View Meadows   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [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 Fairfield Acres. 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.

Chester Burton 'Chet' Atkins

Musician. He was born in Luttrell (Tennessee) on Friday June 20, 1924 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Saturday June 30, 2001 at an age of 77. He was buried at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].

Luttrell [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of Fairfield Acres

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chester Burton 'Chet' Atkins<7>

Eliza Johnson     (Born as Eliza McCardle)

Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Andrew Johnson (1865 - 1869). She was born in Telford (Tennessee) on Thursday October 4, 1810 and died in Greeneville (Tennessee) on Saturday January 15, 1876 at an age of 65.

Telford [Map] is located 38 miles [61.2 km] to the east of Fairfield Acres

Greeneville [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Fairfield Acres

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eliza Johnson

Communities Also Named Fairfield Acres ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Fairfield Acres.

While the name Fairfield Acres is unique within Tennessee, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Tennessee

Ohio

Gallia County

Our profile page for Fairfield Acres, Gallia County   [Map]

Distance: About 184 miles [296.1 km] to the North Northeast.

South Carolina

Anderson County

Our profile page for Fairfield Acres, Anderson County   [Map]

Distance: About 127 miles [204.4 km] to the South Southeast.

Greenville County

Our profile page for Fairfield Acres, Greenville County   [Map]

Distance: About 113 miles [181.9 km] to the South Southeast.

Utah

Weber County

Our profile page for Fairfield Acres, Weber County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,577 miles [2,537.9 km] to the West Northwest.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Hamblen County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Fairfield Acres) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fairfield Acres. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.2629, Longitude: -83.2377     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fairfield Acres 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 Fairfield Acres 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 311.638 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.327 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.169 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: findagrave.com.

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