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Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Fall River, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Fall River and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

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

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

The Lawrence County sighting report from eBird.

Since Fall River is near Giles County and also Lauderdale County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Giles County

Sighting report for Lauderdale 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 River.

How Far From Fall River 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 Fall River 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 River and extending to:

  • Lawrenceburg [Map], which is the Seat of Lawrence County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Fall River to Lawrenceburg, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 75 miles [120.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 618 miles [994.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,491 miles [10,446.3 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 7,207 miles [11,598.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,083 miles [8,180.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Fall River ...

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.

Center Point   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West of Fall River   [Map]

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

Goodspring   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Gum Springs   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Idaho   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Minor Hill   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Oak Grove   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Peach   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Shady Grove (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]

Union Hill   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Communities Also Named Fall River ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Fall River.

While the name Fall River is unique within Tennessee, we know of another 5 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Tennessee

Colorado

Clear Creek County

Our profile page for Fall River, Clear Creek County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

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

Kansas

Greenwood County

Our profile page for Fall River, Greenwood County   [Map]

Distance: About 518 miles [833.6 km] to the West Northwest.

Massachusetts

Bristol County

Our profile page for Fall River, Bristol County   [Map]

Distance: About 980 miles [1,577.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Fall River   [Map]

Distance: About 1,408 miles [2,266 km] to the Northeast.

Wisconsin

Columbia County

Our profile page for Fall River, Columbia County   [Map]

Distance: About 577 miles [928.6 km] to the North.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Tennessee

About Lawrence County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lawrence County: www.co.lawrence.tn.us/

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Fall River) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fall River. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.1351, Longitude: -87.2183     [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 Fall River 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 314.02 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.908 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.114 degrees.

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<7>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 Fall River 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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