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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Fairfield 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. 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.

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

The Greene County sighting report from eBird.

Since Fairfield is near Washington County and also Hawkins County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Washington County

Sighting report for Hawkins 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.

How Far From Fairfield 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 Fairfield 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 and extending to:

  • Greeneville [Map], which is the Seat of Greene County, lies just to the Southwest.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 220 miles [354.1 km] to the West (W). If you could drive a straight line from Fairfield to Nashville, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take nearly four hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 13 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 367 miles [590.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 6 hours, a buggy would take 15 days and walking would take 21 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,261 miles [10,076.1 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 6,969 miles [11,215.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,846 miles [7,798.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Fairfield ...

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.

Cherrydale   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast of Fairfield   [Map]

Derby (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Green Acres   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

Greeneville   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

Heritage Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

Hickory Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

Holly Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

Honeys Hill   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

Meadowlark   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]

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

Robinson Forest   -   Less than 2 miles 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 Fairfield. 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.

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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the east of Fairfield

Greeneville [Map] is located Less than 2 miles to the southwest of Fairfield

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eliza Johnson<7>

Communities Also Named Fairfield ...

We have found 88 communities that share the name Fairfield.

Within Tennessee, there are 5 communities which are also named Fairfield. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 83 communities in the United States and Canada - with 84 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Tennessee

Communities outside of Tennessee


Other Communities Located In Tennessee

Bedford County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Bedford County   [Map]

Distance: About 198 miles [318.7 km] to the West.

Blount County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Blount County   [Map]

Distance: About 65 miles [104.6 km] to the West Southwest.

Hamblen County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Hamblen County

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

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

Hickman County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Hickman County   [Map]

Distance: About 259 miles [416.8 km] to the West.

Sumner County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Sumner County   [Map]

Distance: About 198 miles [318.7 km] to the West.


Communities Outside of Tennessee

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Alabama

Covington County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Covington County   [Map]

Distance: About 404 miles [650.2 km] to the Southwest.

Jackson County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Jackson County   [Map]

This community is historic.<9>

Distance: About 203 miles [326.7 km] to the West Southwest.

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 297 miles [478 km] to the Southwest.

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Lawrence County   [Map]

Distance: About 273 miles [439.4 km] to the West Southwest.

Arkansas

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 529 miles [851.3 km] to the West Southwest.

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Pulaski County

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

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

British Columbia

Our profile page for Fairfield

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

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

California

Solano County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Solano County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,145 miles [3,452 km] to the West Northwest.

Connecticut

Fairfield County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Fairfield County   [Map]

Distance: About 618 miles [994.6 km] to the Northeast.

Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for Fairfield, New Castle County   [Map]

Distance: About 453 miles [729 km] to the Northeast.

Florida

Duval County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Duval County

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

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

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Hillsborough County   [Map]

Distance: About 566 miles [910.9 km] to the South.

Marion County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Marion County   [Map]

Distance: About 471 miles [758 km] to the South.

Georgia

Chatham County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Chatham County   [Map]

Distance: About 302 miles [486 km] to the South Southeast.

Clarke County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Clarke County   [Map]

Distance: About 158 miles [254.3 km] to the South Southwest.

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Fairfield, DeKalb County   [Map]

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

Dougherty County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Dougherty County   [Map]

Distance: About 325 miles [523 km] to the South Southwest.

Newton County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Newton County   [Map]

Distance: About 187 miles [300.9 km] to the South Southwest.

Idaho

Camas County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Camas County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,756 miles [2,826 km] to the West Northwest.

Illinois

Lake County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Lake County   [Map]

Distance: About 502 miles [807.9 km] to the North Northwest.

Wayne County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Wayne County   [Map]

Distance: About 340 miles [547.2 km] to the West Northwest.

Indiana

Allen County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Allen County

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

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

Franklin County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Franklin County   [Map]

Distance: About 259 miles [416.8 km] to the North Northwest.

Howard County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Howard County

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

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

Iowa

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 595 miles [957.6 km] to the Northwest.

Kansas

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Jefferson County

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

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

Wabaunsee County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Wabaunsee County

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

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

Kentucky

Breckinridge County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Breckinridge County   [Map]

Distance: About 217 miles [349.2 km] to the West Northwest.

Nelson County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Nelson County   [Map]

Distance: About 186 miles [299.3 km] to the Northwest.

Louisiana

Caddo Parish

Our profile page for Fairfield, Caddo Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 674 miles [1,084.7 km] to the West Southwest.

Grant Parish

Our profile page for Fairfield, Grant Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 643 miles [1,034.8 km] to the West Southwest.

Maine

Somerset County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Somerset County   [Map]

Distance: About 903 miles [1,453.2 km] to the Northeast.

Maryland

Baltimore City

Our profile page for Fairfield, Baltimore City   [Map]

Distance: About 400 miles [643.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Carroll County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Carroll County   [Map]

Distance: About 393 miles [632.5 km] to the Northeast.

Wicomico County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Wicomico County   [Map]

Distance: About 425 miles [684 km] to the East Northeast.

Massachusetts

Hampden County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Hampden County

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

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

Michigan

Lenawee County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Lenawee County   [Map]

Distance: About 395 miles [635.7 km] to the North.

Oakland County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Oakland County

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

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

Minnesota

Swift County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Swift County   [Map]

Distance: About 934 miles [1,503.1 km] to the Northwest.

Mississippi

Union County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Union County   [Map]

Distance: About 360 miles [579.4 km] to the West Southwest.

Missouri

Benton County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Benton County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 597 miles [960.8 km] to the West Northwest.

Montana

Teton County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Teton County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,680 miles [2,703.7 km] to the Northwest.

Nebraska

Clay County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Clay County   [Map]

Distance: About 877 miles [1,411.4 km] to the West Northwest.

Nevada

Churchill County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Churchill County

This community is historic.

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

New Brunswick

Our profile page for Fairfield   [Map]

Distance: About 1,092 miles [1,757.4 km] to the Northeast.

New Jersey

Essex County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Essex County   [Map]

Distance: About 562 miles [904.5 km] to the Northeast.

Monmouth County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Monmouth County   [Map]

Distance: About 543 miles [873.9 km] to the East Northeast.

New Mexico

Curry County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Curry County

This community is historic.

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

New York

Herkimer County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Herkimer County   [Map]

Distance: About 637 miles [1,025.2 km] to the Northeast.

Tioga County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Tioga County   [Map]

Distance: About 544 miles [875.5 km] to the Northeast.

North Carolina

Guilford County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Guilford County   [Map]

Distance: About 167 miles [268.8 km] to the East.

Hyde County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Hyde County   [Map]

Distance: About 371 miles [597.1 km] to the East.

Johnston County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Johnston County   [Map]

Distance: About 255 miles [410.4 km] to the East.

Union County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Union County   [Map]

Distance: About 156 miles [251.1 km] to the East Southeast.

North Dakota

Billings County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Billings County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,292 miles [2,079.3 km] to the Northwest.

Ohio

Butler County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Butler County   [Map]

Distance: About 237 miles [381.4 km] to the North Northwest.

Greene County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Greene County

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

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

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 313 miles [503.7 km] to the North Northeast.

Oklahoma

Adair County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Adair County   [Map]

Distance: About 659 miles [1,060.6 km] to the West.

Ontario

Our profile page for Fairfield

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

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

Oregon

Lane County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Lane County

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

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

Marion County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Marion County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,169 miles [3,490.7 km] to the West Northwest.

Pennsylvania

Adams County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Adams County   [Map]

Distance: About 387 miles [622.8 km] to the Northeast.

Erie County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Erie County   [Map]

Distance: About 440 miles [708.1 km] to the North Northeast.

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Lancaster County

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

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

Lycoming County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Lycoming County

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

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

Washington County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 304 miles [489.2 km] to the North Northeast.

Westmoreland County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Westmoreland County

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

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

Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Fairfield   [Map]

Distance: About 1,281 miles [2,061.6 km] to the Northeast.

South Carolina

Beaufort County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Beaufort County

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

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

Texas

Bexar County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Bexar County

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

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

Freestone County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Freestone County   [Map]

Distance: About 823 miles [1,324.5 km] to the West Southwest.

Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Salt Lake County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,598 miles [2,571.7 km] to the West Northwest.

Utah County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Utah County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,605 miles [2,583 km] to the West Northwest.

Vermont

Franklin County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Franklin County   [Map]

Distance: About 788 miles [1,268.2 km] to the Northeast.

Virginia

Clarke County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Clarke County   [Map]

Distance: About 337 miles [542.3 km] to the Northeast.

Essex County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Essex County

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

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

Rockbridge County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Rockbridge County   [Map]

Distance: About 227 miles [365.3 km] to the East Northeast.

Salem City

Our profile page for Fairfield, Salem City   [Map]

Distance: About 171 miles [275.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Washington

Spokane County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Spokane County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,911 miles [3,075.5 km] to the Northwest.

Walla Walla County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Walla Walla County

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

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

West Virginia

Kanawha County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Kanawha County

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

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

Wisconsin

Rock County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Rock County   [Map]

Distance: About 547 miles [880.3 km] to the North Northwest.

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Fairfield. 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 '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- Fairfield) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fairfield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.1723, Longitude: -82.8124     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fairfield 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 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 311.383 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.021 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.019 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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<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 Fairfield 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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<9>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 Fairfield, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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