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Fancy, Tennessee

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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Fancy 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 Fancy. 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 Fancy.

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

The Weakley County sighting report from eBird.

Since Fancy is near Obion County and also Henry County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Obion County

Sighting report for Henry 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

The website, centered on Fancy.

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

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

  • Dresden [Map], which is the Seat of Weakley County, lies just to the South Southwest.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 105 miles [169 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Fancy to Nashville, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 658 miles [1,058.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,489 miles [10,443 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 7,213 miles [11,608.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,089 miles [8,190 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Fancy ...

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.

Camp Ground   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West of Fancy   [Map]

Chestnut Glade   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Cottage Grove   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]

Dukedom   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]

Eagle Hill   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Glasgow (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Jewell   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Liberty   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]

Ore Springs   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Red Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Sandhill   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]

Tumbling   -   10 miles [16.1 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 Fancy. 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.

Dixie Carter     (Dixie Virginia Carter)

Actress. She was born in McLemoresville (Tennessee) on Saturday May 25, 1929 and died in Houston (Texas) on Saturday April 10, 2010 at an age of 80. She was buried at McLemoresville Cemetery (Carroll County, Tennessee) [Map].

McLemoresville [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the south of Fancy

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dixie Carter<7>

James William 'Jimmy' Moore

Major League Baseball. He was born in Paris (Tennessee) on Thursday April 24, 1902 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Friday March 7, 1986 at an age of 83.

Paris [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the east of Fancy

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James William 'Jimmy' Moore

Mary Louise Winn

Actress, dancer. She was born in Paris (Tennessee) on Wednesday August 6, 1913 and died in Dallas (Texas) on Wednesday January 9, 1991 at an age of 77. She was buried at Restland Memorial Park (Dallas County, Texas) [Map].

Paris [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the east of Fancy

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Louise Winn

Communities Also Named Fancy ...

While the name Fancy is unique within Tennessee, we know of one more community in the United States.

Communities Outside of Tennessee

North Carolina

Cleveland County

Our profile page for Fancy, Cleveland County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 412 miles [663 km] to the East.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Tennessee

About Weakley County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Weakley County:

The official website for State of Tennessee:

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Fancy) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fancy. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.3665, Longitude: -88.6545     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fancy 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 Fancy 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 314.978 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.183 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.457 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:

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<8>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 Fancy, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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