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Introduction ...

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

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

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Fairview Heights

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 Fairview Heights. 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 Fairview Heights.

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

Sighting report for Jefferson County

Since Fairview Heights is near Sevier County and also Knox County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Sevier County

Sighting report for Knox County

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

Communities Also Named Fairview Heights ...

We have found twenty communities that share the name Fairview Heights.

There are three communities within Tennessee that are also named Fairview Heights.

Beyond Tennessee, we know of another seventeen communities that are located throughout in the United States.

Communities Also Located In Tennessee

This Fairview Heights is located in Blount County and lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Fairview Heights that is located in Jefferson County.

Link to Google Map centered on Fairview Heights

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Blount County community of Fairview Heights.

This Fairview Heights is located in Maury County and lies 198 miles [318.7 km]<1> to the west of the Fairview Heights that is located in Jefferson County.

Link to Google Map centered on Fairview Heights

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Maury County community of Fairview Heights.

This Fairview Heights is located in Williamson County and lies 202 miles [325.1 km]<1> to the west of the Fairview Heights that is located in Jefferson County.

Link to Google Map centered on Fairview Heights

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Williamson County community of Fairview Heights.

Communities Elsewhere In North America

Saint Clair County

This Fairview Heights is located in Saint Clair County and lies 229 miles [368.5 km]<1> to the southwest of the Fairview Heights that is located in Jefferson County.

Link to Google Map centered on Fairview Heights

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Clair County community of Fairview Heights.

Walker County

This Fairview Heights is located in Walker County and lies 130 miles [209.2 km]<1> to the southwest of the Fairview Heights that is located in Jefferson County.

Link to Google Map centered on Fairview Heights

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Walker County community of Fairview Heights.

Saint Clair County

This Fairview Heights is located in Saint Clair County and lies 399 miles [642.1 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Fairview Heights that is located in Jefferson County.

Link to Google Map centered on Fairview Heights

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Clair County community of Fairview Heights.

Franklin County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kentucky community of Fairview Heights [Franklin County].

Jefferson County

This Fairview Heights is located in Jefferson County and lies 347 miles [558.4 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Fairview Heights that is located in Jefferson County.

Link to Google Map centered on Fairview Heights

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Fairview Heights.

Washington County

This Fairview Heights is located in Washington County and lies 262 miles [421.6 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Fairview Heights that is located in Jefferson County.

Link to Google Map centered on Fairview Heights

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Fairview Heights.

Allegheny County

This Fairview Heights is located in Allegheny County and lies 371 miles [597.1 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Fairview Heights that is located in Jefferson County.

Link to Google Map centered on Fairview Heights

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Allegheny County community of Fairview Heights.

Berks County

This Fairview Heights is located in Berks County and lies 510 miles [820.8 km]<1> to the northeast of the Fairview Heights that is located in Jefferson County.

Link to Google Map centered on Fairview Heights

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Berks County community of Fairview Heights.

Luzerne County

This Fairview Heights is located in Luzerne County and lies 545 miles [877.1 km]<1> to the northeast of the Fairview Heights that is located in Jefferson County.

Link to Google Map centered on Fairview Heights

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Luzerne County community of Fairview Heights.

McKean County

This Fairview Heights is located in McKean County and lies 491 miles [790.2 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Fairview Heights that is located in Jefferson County.

Link to Google Map centered on Fairview Heights

For more information, please visit our profile page for the McKean County community of Fairview Heights.

Spartanburg County

This Fairview Heights is located in Spartanburg County and lies 113 miles [181.9 km]<1> to the southeast of the Fairview Heights that is located in Jefferson County.

Link to Google Map centered on Fairview Heights

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Spartanburg County community of Fairview Heights.

Yankton County

This Fairview Heights is located in Yankton County and lies 883 miles [1,421.1 km]<1> to the northwest of the Fairview Heights that is located in Jefferson County.

Link to Google Map centered on Fairview Heights

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Yankton County community of Fairview Heights.

Alleghany County

This Fairview Heights is located in Alleghany County and lies 241 miles [387.9 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Fairview Heights that is located in Jefferson County.

Link to Google Map centered on Fairview Heights

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Alleghany County community of Fairview Heights.

Arlington County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Fairview Heights [Arlington County].

Lexington City

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Fairview Heights [Lexington City].

Lynchburg City

This Fairview Heights is located in Lynchburg City and lies 261 miles [420 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Fairview Heights that is located in Jefferson County.

Link to Google Map centered on Fairview Heights

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lynchburg City community of Fairview Heights.

Wood County

This Fairview Heights is located in Wood County and lies 253 miles [407.2 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Fairview Heights that is located in Jefferson County.

Link to Google Map centered on Fairview Heights

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wood County community of Fairview Heights.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Fairview Heights ...

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 wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Alder Branch [Sevier County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Fairview Heights

Link to Google Map centered on Alder Branch

Deep Springs lies Less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Fairview Heights

Link to Google Map centered on Deep Springs

Dumplin lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Fairview Heights

Link to Google Map centered on Dumplin

Dumplin Mill lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Fairview Heights

Link to Google Map centered on Dumplin Mill

French Broad [Sevier County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Fairview Heights

Link to Google Map centered on French Broad

Greenhill lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Fairview Heights

Link to Google Map centered on Greenhill

Henry Crossroads [Sevier County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Fairview Heights

Link to Google Map centered on Henry Crossroads

Powder Springs [Sevier County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Fairview Heights

Link to Google Map centered on Powder Springs

Shady Grove lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Fairview Heights

Link to Google Map centered on Shady Grove

Union Grove [Sevier County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Fairview Heights

Link to Google Map centered on Union Grove

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 Fairview Heights. 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.

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

Luttrell is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest of Fairview Heights

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chester Burton 'Chet' Atkins<3>

Professional football. He was born in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Sunday July 7, 1968 and died in Jacksonville (Florida) on Saturday April 20, 2019 at the age of 50. He is buried at Lynnhurst Cemetery (Knox County, Tennessee).

Knoxville is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Fairview Heights

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Reggie Cobb<3>

Professional football. He was born in Spring City (Tennessee) on Wednesday March 20, 1963 and died in Maryville (Tennessee) on Saturday February 27, 2016 at the age of 52.

Maryville is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Fairview Heights

Find-A-Grave Memorial: David Glenn Douglas<3>

Professional basketball. He was born in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Sunday April 28, 1940 and died in Cincinnati (Ohio) on Monday August 17, 2009 at the age of 69. He is buried at Cemetery of Spring Grove (Hamilton County, Ohio).

Knoxville is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Fairview Heights

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul 'Duke' Hogue, Sr.<3>

Major League Baseball. He was born in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Thursday January 14, 1892 and died in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Sunday March 31, 1957 at the age of 65. He is buried at Lynnhurst Cemetery (Knox County, Tennessee).

Knoxville is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Fairview Heights

Knoxville is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Fairview Heights

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Meyer<3>

Professional football. He was born in Townsend (Tennessee) on Tueday March 16, 1920 and died in Signal Hills (Tennessee) on Sunday September 16, 2007 at the age of 87. He is buried at Grandview Cemetery (Blount County, Tennessee).

Townsend is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Fairview Heights

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Garrard Sliger 'Buster' Ramsey<3>

Comedian, actor. He was born in Cumming (Georgia) on Tueday August 10, 1926 and died in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Sunday November 13, 1983 at the age of 57. He is buried at Sawnee View Gardens (Forsyth County, Georgia).

Knoxville is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Fairview Heights

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alvin 'Junior' Samples, Jr.<3>

Musician. He was born in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Tueday February 7, 1928 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Sunday September 13, 1987 at the age of 59.

Knoxville is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Fairview Heights

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Earl Stuart, Jr.<3>

Professional boxer. He was born in Marion (Arkansas) on Saturday January 29, 1955 and died in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Thursday April 9, 1998 at the age of 43. He is buried at Edmondson Cemetery (Crittenden County, Arkansas).

Knoxville is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Fairview Heights

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John 'Big John' Tate<3>

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Fairview Heights and extending to:

  • Dandridge, which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies just to the Northeast.
  • Nashville, which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 181 miles [291.3 km]<1> to the West (W). If you could drive a straight line from Fairview Heights to Nashville, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 408 miles [656.6 km]<1> to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 16 days and walking would take 24 days.
  • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,300 miles [10,138.9 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,009 miles [11,279.9 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,885 miles [7,861.6 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Tennessee

About Jefferson County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Fairview Heights. 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Fairview Heights) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fairview Heights. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.9729, Longitude: -83.5252     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fairview Heights have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Fairview Heights 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.
<3>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Fairview Heights to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 311.806 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.479 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.368 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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