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

The Sumner County sighting report from eBird.

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

Sighting report for Allen County

Sighting report for Simpson 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 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:

  • Gallatin [Map], which is the Seat of Sumner County, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Fairfield to Gallatin, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of 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 39 miles [62.8 km] to the Southwest (SW). 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 531 miles [854.6 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<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,385 miles [10,275.7 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 7,104 miles [11,432.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,979 miles [8,012.9 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.

Angeltown   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South of Fairfield   [Map]

Brackentown   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Chestnut Hill   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Fleet (KY)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Highland   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]

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

Oak Grove   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Pondville   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]

Providence   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Sugar Grove   -   4 miles [6.4 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 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.

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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Fairfield

Find-A-Grave Memorial: George F. McCorkle<7>

Roy Orbison     (Roy Kelton Orbison)

Singer, songwriter. He was born in Vernon (Texas) on Thursday April 23, 1936 and died in Hendersonville (Tennessee) on Tueday December 6, 1988 at an age of 52. He was buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Hendersonville [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Fairfield

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Roy Orbison

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 72 miles [115.9 km] to the South.

Blount County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Blount County   [Map]

Distance: About 150 miles [241.4 km] to the East Southeast.

Greene County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Greene County   [Map]

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

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 81 miles [130.4 km] to the Southwest.


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Alabama

Covington County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Covington County   [Map]

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

Jackson County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Jackson County   [Map]

This community is historic.<9>

Distance: About 129 miles [207.6 km] to the South.

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 218 miles [350.8 km] to the South.

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Lawrence County   [Map]

Distance: About 155 miles [249.4 km] to the South Southwest.

Arkansas

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 353 miles [568.1 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 1,947 miles [3,133.4 km] to the West Northwest.

Connecticut

Fairfield County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Fairfield County   [Map]

Distance: About 768 miles [1,236 km] to the East Northeast.

Delaware

New Castle County

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

Distance: About 611 miles [983.3 km] to the East 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 638 miles [1,026.8 km] to the South Southeast.

Marion County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Marion County   [Map]

Distance: About 553 miles [890 km] to the South Southeast.

Georgia

Chatham County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Chatham County   [Map]

Distance: About 435 miles [700.1 km] to the Southeast.

Clarke County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Clarke County   [Map]

Distance: About 244 miles [392.7 km] to the Southeast.

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Fairfield, DeKalb County   [Map]

Distance: About 216 miles [347.6 km] to the South Southeast.

Dougherty County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Dougherty County   [Map]

Distance: About 366 miles [589 km] to the South Southeast.

Newton County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Newton County   [Map]

Distance: About 252 miles [405.6 km] to the Southeast.

Idaho

Camas County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Camas County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,566 miles [2,520.2 km] to the West Northwest.

Illinois

Lake County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Lake County   [Map]

Distance: About 397 miles [638.9 km] to the North Northwest.

Wayne County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Wayne County   [Map]

Distance: About 164 miles [263.9 km] to the 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 213 miles [342.8 km] to the North Northeast.

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 427 miles [687.2 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 72 miles [115.9 km] to the North.

Nelson County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Nelson County   [Map]

Distance: About 104 miles [167.4 km] to the North Northeast.

Louisiana

Caddo Parish

Our profile page for Fairfield, Caddo Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 510 miles [820.8 km] to the West Southwest.

Grant Parish

Our profile page for Fairfield, Grant Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 498 miles [801.5 km] to the Southwest.

Maine

Somerset County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Somerset County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,033 miles [1,662.5 km] to the Northeast.

Maryland

Baltimore City

Our profile page for Fairfield, Baltimore City   [Map]

Distance: About 561 miles [902.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Carroll County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Carroll County   [Map]

Distance: About 547 miles [880.3 km] to the East Northeast.

Wicomico County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Wicomico County   [Map]

Distance: About 602 miles [968.8 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 379 miles [609.9 km] to the North Northeast.

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 784 miles [1,261.7 km] to the Northwest.

Mississippi

Union County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Union County   [Map]

Distance: About 206 miles [331.5 km] to the Southwest.

Missouri

Benton County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Benton County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 400 miles [643.7 km] to the West Northwest.

Montana

Teton County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Teton County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,506 miles [2,423.7 km] to the Northwest.

Nebraska

Clay County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Clay County   [Map]

Distance: About 686 miles [1,104 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 1,227 miles [1,974.7 km] to the Northeast.

New Jersey

Essex County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Essex County   [Map]

Distance: About 711 miles [1,144.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Monmouth County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Monmouth County   [Map]

Distance: About 700 miles [1,126.5 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 753 miles [1,211.8 km] to the Northeast.

Tioga County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Tioga County   [Map]

Distance: About 661 miles [1,063.8 km] to the Northeast.

North Carolina

Guilford County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Guilford County   [Map]

Distance: About 364 miles [585.8 km] to the East.

Hyde County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Hyde County   [Map]

Distance: About 569 miles [915.7 km] to the East.

Johnston County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Johnston County   [Map]

Distance: About 454 miles [730.6 km] to the East.

Union County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Union County   [Map]

Distance: About 350 miles [563.3 km] to the East Southeast.

North Dakota

Billings County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Billings County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,129 miles [1,816.9 km] to the Northwest.

Ohio

Butler County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Butler County   [Map]

Distance: About 211 miles [339.6 km] to the North Northeast.

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 398 miles [640.5 km] to the Northeast.

Oklahoma

Adair County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Adair County   [Map]

Distance: About 463 miles [745.1 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 1,983 miles [3,191.3 km] to the West Northwest.

Pennsylvania

Adams County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Adams County   [Map]

Distance: About 533 miles [857.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Erie County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Erie County   [Map]

Distance: About 510 miles [820.8 km] to the 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 412 miles [663 km] to the 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 1,416 miles [2,278.8 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 654 miles [1,052.5 km] to the West Southwest.

Utah

Salt Lake County

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

Distance: About 1,403 miles [2,257.9 km] to the West Northwest.

Utah County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Utah County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,409 miles [2,267.6 km] to the West Northwest.

Vermont

Franklin County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Franklin County   [Map]

Distance: About 898 miles [1,445.2 km] to the Northeast.

Virginia

Clarke County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Clarke County   [Map]

Distance: About 490 miles [788.6 km] to the East 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 397 miles [638.9 km] to the East Northeast.

Salem City

Our profile page for Fairfield, Salem City   [Map]

Distance: About 351 miles [564.9 km] to the East.

Washington

Spokane County

Our profile page for Fairfield, Spokane County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,732 miles [2,787.4 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 434 miles [698.5 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 Sumner County: www.sumnertn.org/

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Fairfield. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fairfield

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fairfield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.6197, Longitude: -86.3449     [Map].

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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 313.541 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.564 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.389 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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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