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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Fall Creek 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 Fall Creek. 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 Fall Creek.

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

The Bedford County sighting report from eBird.

Since Fall Creek is near Marshall County and also Rutherford County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Marshall County

Sighting report for Rutherford 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 Fall Creek.

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

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

  • Shelbyville [Map], which is the Seat of Bedford County, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 43 miles [69.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could walk a straight line from Fall Creek to Nashville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 570 miles [917.3 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 23 days and walking would take 33 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,443 miles [10,369 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 7,159 miles [11,521.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,034 miles [8,101.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Fall Creek ...

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.

Carter Crossroads   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North of Fall Creek   [Map]

Cedar Grove   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Clay Hill   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Cow Ford   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Halls Mill   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]

Longview   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]

Rich Creek   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]

Rover   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Temple Ford   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]

Tucker Ford   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Unionville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Walnut Grove   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]

Wheel   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [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 Fall Creek. 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.

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 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast of Fall Creek

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Anne Bradshaw Clopton<7>

James Robert 'Jim' Mitchell

Professional football. He was born in Shelbyville (Tennessee) on Sunday October 19, 1947 and died in Shelbyville (Tennessee) on Saturday October 20, 2007 at an age of 60. He was buried at Westview Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia) [Map].

Shelbyville [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast of Fall Creek

Shelbyville [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast of Fall Creek

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Robert 'Jim' Mitchell

Charlie Louvin     (Born as Charles Elzer Loudermilk)

Singer, songwriter. He was born in Henagar (Alabama) on Thursday July 7, 1927 and died in Wartrace (Tennessee) on Wednesday January 26, 2011 at an age of 83. He was buried at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].

Wartrace [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the east of Fall Creek

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charlie Louvin

James Robert 'Jim' Mitchell

Professional football. He was born in Shelbyville (Tennessee) on Sunday October 19, 1947 and died in Shelbyville (Tennessee) on Saturday October 20, 2007 at an age of 60. He was buried at Westview Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia) [Map].

Shelbyville [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast of Fall Creek

Shelbyville [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast of Fall Creek

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Robert 'Jim' Mitchell

Sarah Polk     (Born as Sara Childress)

Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of James Polk (1845 - 1849). She was born in Murfreesboro (Tennessee) on Sunday September 4, 1803 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Friday August 14, 1891 at an age of 87.

Murfreesboro [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the north of Fall Creek

Nashville [Map] is located 43 miles [69.2 km] to the north of Fall Creek

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sarah Polk

Oscar James 'Jimmy' Stoneman

Musician. He was born in Washington, DC [Map] on Monday March 8, 1937 and died in Smyrna (Tennessee) on Sunday September 22, 2002 at an age of 65. He was buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].

Smyrna [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Fall Creek

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar James 'Jimmy' Stoneman

Patsy Stoneman

Musician. She was born in Galax (Virginia) on Wednesday May 27, 1925 and died in Manchester (Tennessee) on Thursday July 23, 2015 at an age of 90. She was buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].

Manchester [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the east of Fall Creek

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Patsy Stoneman

Van Haden Stoneman

Musician. He was born in Washington, DC [Map] on Tueday December 31, 1940 and died in Murfreesboro (Tennessee) on Saturday June 3, 1995 at an age of 54. He was buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].

Murfreesboro [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the north of Fall Creek

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Van Haden Stoneman

Edward Benjamin Townsend

Musician, composer. He was born in Fayetteville (Tennessee) on Tueday April 16, 1929 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday August 13, 2003 at an age of 74. He was buried at Riverside National Cemetery (Riverside County, California) [Map].

Fayetteville [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Fall Creek

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Benjamin Townsend

Communities Also Named Fall Creek ...

We have found 10 communities that share the name Fall Creek.

Within Tennessee, there is just one other community named Fall Creek. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 9 communities in the United States - with 10 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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Colorado

San Miguel County

Our profile page for Fall Creek, San Miguel County

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

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

Idaho

Idaho County

Our profile page for Fall Creek, Idaho County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,668 miles [2,684.4 km] to the Northwest.

Illinois

Adams County

Our profile page for Fall Creek, Adams County   [Map]

Distance: About 390 miles [627.6 km] to the Northwest.

North Carolina

Chatham County

Our profile page for Fall Creek, Chatham County

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

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

Yadkin County

Our profile page for Fall Creek, Yadkin County

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

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

South Carolina

Oconee County

Our profile page for Fall Creek, Oconee County   [Map]

Distance: About 209 miles [336.4 km] to the East Southeast.

Texas

Hood County

Our profile page for Fall Creek, Hood County   [Map]

Distance: About 672 miles [1,081.5 km] to the West Southwest.

Virginia

Pittsylvania County

Our profile page for Fall Creek, Pittsylvania County

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

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

Wisconsin

Eau Claire County

Our profile page for Fall Creek, Eau Claire County   [Map]

Distance: About 682 miles [1,097.6 km] to the North Northwest.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Bedford County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Fall Creek. 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 from Point A (ie- Fall Creek) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fall Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.5634, Longitude: -86.5419     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fall Creek 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 Fall Creek 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 313.624 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.511 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.73 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 Fall Creek 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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