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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Fairmont 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 Fairmont. 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 Fairmont.

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

The Rutherford County sighting report from eBird.

Since Fairmont is near Wilson County and also Cannon County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Wilson County

Sighting report for Cannon 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 Fairmont.

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

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

  • Murfreesboro [Map], which is the Seat of Rutherford County, lies just to the South Southwest.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 27 miles [43.5 km] to the Northwest (NW). If you could walk a straight line from Fairmont to Nashville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 552 miles [888.4 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 22 days and walking would take 32 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,420 miles [10,332 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 7,137 miles [11,485.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,012 miles [8,066 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Fairmont ...

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.

Fieldcrest   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East of Fairmont   [Map]

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

Henry Lane   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]

Indian Springs   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Jamestown   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Joneswood   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]

Quail Run   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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

Regency Park   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]

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

Riverview   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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

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

Two Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [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 Fairmont. 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.

Duane Allman     (Howard Duane Allman)

Musician. He was born in Nashville (Tennessee) on Wednesday November 20, 1946 and died in Macon (Georgia) on Friday October 29, 1971 at an age of 24. He was buried at Rose Hill Cemetery (Bibb County, Georgia) [Map].

Nashville [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest of Fairmont

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Duane Allman<7>

Gregg Allman     (Gregg LeNoir Allman)

Musician - a member of the 'Allman Brothers Band'. He was born in Nashville (Tennessee) on Monday December 8, 1947 and died in Richmond Hill (Georgia) on Saturday May 27, 2017 at an age of 69. He was buried at Rose Hill Cemetery (Bibb County, Georgia) [Map].

Nashville [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest of Fairmont

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gregg Allman

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].

Nashville [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest of Fairmont

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chester Burton 'Chet' Atkins

DeFord Bailey

Musician. He was born in Carthage (Tennessee) on Thursday December 14, 1899 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Friday July 2, 1982 at an age of 82. He was buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].

Carthage [Map] is located 33 miles [53.1 km] to the northeast of Fairmont

Nashville [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest of Fairmont

Find-A-Grave Memorial: DeFord Bailey

Edward Emerson Barnard

Astronomer. He was born in Nashville (Tennessee) on Friday October 16, 1857 and died in Williams Bay (Wisconsin) on Tueday February 6, 1923 at an age of 65. He was buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].

Nashville [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest of Fairmont

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Emerson Barnard

John Andrew Beazley

Major League Baseball. He was born in Nashville (Tennessee) on Saturday May 25, 1918 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Saturday April 21, 1990 at an age of 71. He was buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].

Nashville [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest of Fairmont

Nashville [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest of Fairmont

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Andrew Beazley

Leroy Carr

Musician. He was born in Nashville (Tennessee) on Tueday March 7, 1905 and died in Indianapolis (Indiana) on Monday April 29, 1935 at an age of 30. He was buried at Floral Park Cemetery (Marion County, Indiana) [Map].

Nashville [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest of Fairmont

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Leroy Carr

Wayne H. Carson

Songwriter, producer. He was born in Denver (Colorado) on Tueday May 5, 1942 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Monday July 20, 2015 at an age of 73. He was buried at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].

Nashville [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest of Fairmont

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wayne H. Carson

June Carter Cash     (Born as Valerie June Carter)

Oscar nominated actress, singer, songwriter, comedian, author. She was born in Maces Spring (Virginia) on Sunday June 23, 1929 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Thursday May 15, 2003 at an age of 73.

Nashville [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest of Fairmont

Find-A-Grave Memorial: June Carter Cash

William Benjamin 'Ben' Chapman

Major League Baseball. He was born in Nashville (Tennessee) on Friday December 25, 1908 and died in Hoover (Alabama) on Wednesday July 7, 1993 at an age of 84. He was buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Jefferson County, Alabama) [Map].

Nashville [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest of Fairmont

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Benjamin 'Ben' Chapman

Adolphus Anthony 'Doc' Cheatham

Musician. He was born in Nashville (Tennessee) on Tueday June 13, 1905 and died in Washington, DC [Map] on Monday June 2, 1997 at an age of 92. He was buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].

Nashville [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest of Fairmont

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Adolphus Anthony 'Doc' Cheatham

Anne Bradshaw Clopton

Artist. She was born in Shelbyville (Tennessee) on Monday July 22, 1878 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Saturday February 4, 1956 at an age of 77. She was buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama) [Map].

Shelbyville [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Fairmont

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Anne Bradshaw Clopton

Danny Davis

Musician. He was born in Dorchester (Massachusetts) on Friday May 29, 1925 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Thursday June 12, 2008 at an age of 83. He was buried at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].

Nashville [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest of Fairmont

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Danny Davis

Communities Also Named Fairmont ...

We have found 29 communities that share the name Fairmont.

Within Tennessee, there is just one other community named Fairmont. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 28 communities in the United States and Canada - with 26 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Tennessee

Communities outside of Tennessee


Communities Outside of Tennessee

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British Columbia

Our profile page for Fairmont   [Map]

Distance: About 1,769 miles [2,846.9 km] to the Northwest.

California

Los Angeles County

Our profile page for Fairmont, Los Angeles County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,798 miles [2,893.6 km] to the West.

Florida

Duval County

Our profile page for Fairmont, Duval County

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

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

Illinois

Madison County

Our profile page for Fairmont, Madison County   [Map]

Distance: About 294 miles [473.1 km] to the Northwest.

Will County

Our profile page for Fairmont, Will County   [Map]

Distance: About 399 miles [642.1 km] to the North Northwest.

Kansas

Riley County

Our profile page for Fairmont, Riley County   [Map]

Distance: About 599 miles [964 km] to the West Northwest.

Kentucky

Webster County

Our profile page for Fairmont, Webster County   [Map]

Distance: About 133 miles [214 km] to the Northwest.

Louisiana

East Baton Rouge Parish

Our profile page for Fairmont, East Baton Rouge Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 464 miles [746.7 km] to the Southwest.

Grant Parish

Our profile page for Fairmont, Grant Parish

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

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

Maryland

Harford County

Our profile page for Fairmont, Harford County   [Map]

Distance: About 602 miles [968.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Minnesota

Martin County

Our profile page for Fairmont, Martin County   [Map]

Distance: About 683 miles [1,099.2 km] to the Northwest.

Missouri

Clark County

Our profile page for Fairmont, Clark County   [Map]

Distance: About 427 miles [687.2 km] to the Northwest.

Nebraska

Fillmore County

Our profile page for Fairmont, Fillmore County   [Map]

Distance: About 688 miles [1,107.2 km] to the West Northwest.

North Carolina

Davidson County

Our profile page for Fairmont, Davidson County

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

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

Robeson County

Our profile page for Fairmont, Robeson County   [Map]

Distance: About 421 miles [677.5 km] to the East Southeast.

Wake County

Our profile page for Fairmont, Wake County   [Map]

Distance: About 432 miles [695.2 km] to the East.

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Fairmont   [Map]

Distance: About 1,435 miles [2,309.4 km] to the Northeast.

Ohio

Guernsey County

Our profile page for Fairmont, Guernsey County   [Map]

Distance: About 385 miles [619.6 km] to the Northeast.

Oklahoma

Garfield County

Our profile page for Fairmont, Garfield County   [Map]

Distance: About 631 miles [1,015.5 km] to the West.

Ontario

Our profile page for Fairmont   [Map]

Distance: About 560 miles [901.2 km] to the North Northeast.

Pennsylvania

Fayette County

Our profile page for Fairmont, Fayette County   [Map]

Distance: About 468 miles [753.2 km] to the Northeast.

Westmoreland County

Our profile page for Fairmont, 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.

South Carolina

Spartanburg County

Our profile page for Fairmont, Spartanburg County   [Map]

Distance: About 253 miles [407.2 km] to the East Southeast.

Texas

Floyd County

Our profile page for Fairmont, Floyd County   [Map]

Distance: About 836 miles [1,345.4 km] to the West.

Utah

Weber County

Our profile page for Fairmont, Weber County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,419 miles [2,283.7 km] to the West Northwest.

Washington

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Fairmont, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,026 miles [3,260.5 km] to the Northwest.

Snohomish County

Our profile page for Fairmont, Snohomish County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,997 miles [3,213.9 km] to the Northwest.

West Virginia

Marion County

Our profile page for Fairmont, Marion County   [Map]

Distance: About 420 miles [675.9 km] to the Northeast.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Rutherford County: www.rutherfordcounty.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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Fairmont) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fairmont. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.9206, Longitude: -86.3864     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fairmont 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 Fairmont 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 313.543 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.467 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.579 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Fairmont 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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