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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Farmington 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 Farmington. 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 Farmington.

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

The Knox County sighting report from eBird.

Since Farmington is near Blount County and also Loudon County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Blount County

Sighting report for Loudon 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 Farmington.

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

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

  • Knoxville [Map], which is the Seat of Knox County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Farmington to Knoxville, 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 152 miles [244.6 km] to the West (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 438 miles [704.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 18 days and walking would take 25 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,327 miles [10,182.3 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 7,038 miles [11,326.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,914 miles [7,908.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Farmington ...

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.

Blue Grass   -   Less than 2 miles to the East of Farmington   [Map]

Cactus Cove   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Cedar Springs   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Ebenezer   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Echo Valley   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]

Fox Fire   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

Galewood   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Green Valley   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Henrys Ferry   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

Hickory Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Lakeview   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]

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

Pine Springs   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

Pumpkin Center   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Rocky Hill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Suburban Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Ten Mile   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [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 Farmington. 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.

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].

Luttrell [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Farmington

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chester Burton 'Chet' Atkins<7>

Reggie Cobb

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

Knoxville [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast of Farmington

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Reggie Cobb

David Glenn Douglas

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 an age of 52.

Spring City [Map] is located 45 miles [72.4 km] to the west of Farmington

Maryville [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast of Farmington

Find-A-Grave Memorial: David Glenn Douglas

Paul 'Duke' Hogue, Sr.

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

Knoxville [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast of Farmington

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

Billy Meyer

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 an age of 65. He was buried at Lynnhurst Cemetery (Knox County, Tennessee) [Map].

Knoxville [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast of Farmington

Knoxville [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast of Farmington

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Meyer

Garrard Sliger 'Buster' Ramsey

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 an age of 87. He was buried at Grandview Cemetery (Blount County, Tennessee) [Map].

Townsend [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast of Farmington

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Garrard Sliger 'Buster' Ramsey

Alvin 'Junior' Samples, Jr.

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

Knoxville [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast of Farmington

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

Joe Earl Stuart, Jr.

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

Knoxville [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast of Farmington

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

John 'Big John' Tate

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

Knoxville [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast of Farmington

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John 'Big John' Tate

Communities Also Named Farmington ...

We have found 58 communities that share the name Farmington.

Within Tennessee, there are 2 communities which are also named Farmington. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 56 communities in the United States and Canada - with 54 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Tennessee

Communities outside of Tennessee


Other Communities Located In Tennessee

Marshall County

Our profile page for Farmington, Marshall County   [Map]

Distance: About 150 miles [241.4 km] to the West.

Williamson County

Our profile page for Farmington, Williamson County   [Map]

Distance: About 157 miles [252.7 km] to the West.


Communities Outside of Tennessee

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Arkansas

Washington County

Our profile page for Farmington, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 569 miles [915.7 km] to the West.

British Columbia

Our profile page for Farmington   [Map]

Distance: About 2,189 miles [3,522.9 km] to the Northwest.

California

San Joaquin County

Our profile page for Farmington, San Joaquin County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,030 miles [3,267 km] to the West Northwest.

Connecticut

Hartford County

Our profile page for Farmington, Hartford County   [Map]

Distance: About 726 miles [1,168.4 km] to the Northeast.

Delaware

Kent County

Our profile page for Farmington, Kent County   [Map]

Distance: About 509 miles [819.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Farmington, Hillsborough County   [Map]

Distance: About 543 miles [873.9 km] to the South.

Georgia

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Farmington, Cherokee County   [Map]

Distance: About 122 miles [196.3 km] to the South.

Columbia County

Our profile page for Farmington, Columbia County   [Map]

Distance: About 197 miles [317 km] to the Southeast.

Muscogee County

Our profile page for Farmington, Muscogee County   [Map]

Distance: About 235 miles [378.2 km] to the South Southwest.

Oconee County

Our profile page for Farmington, Oconee County   [Map]

Distance: About 149 miles [239.8 km] to the South Southeast.

Illinois

Coles County

Our profile page for Farmington, Coles County

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

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

Fulton County

Our profile page for Farmington, Fulton County   [Map]

Distance: About 463 miles [745.1 km] to the Northwest.

Kane County

Our profile page for Farmington, Kane County   [Map]

Distance: About 477 miles [767.7 km] to the North Northwest.

Lake County

Our profile page for Farmington, Lake County   [Map]

Distance: About 484 miles [778.9 km] to the North Northwest.

Will County

Our profile page for Farmington, Will County   [Map]

Distance: About 458 miles [737.1 km] to the North Northwest.

Indiana

Rush County

Our profile page for Farmington, Rush County   [Map]

Distance: About 268 miles [431.3 km] to the North Northwest.

Iowa

Van Buren County

Our profile page for Farmington, Van Buren County   [Map]

Distance: About 530 miles [853 km] to the Northwest.

Kansas

Atchison County

Our profile page for Farmington, Atchison County   [Map]

Distance: About 663 miles [1,067 km] to the West Northwest.

Dickinson County

Our profile page for Farmington, Dickinson County

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

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

Nemaha County

Our profile page for Farmington, Nemaha County

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

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

Reno County

Our profile page for Farmington, Reno County

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

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

Kentucky

Graves County

Our profile page for Farmington, Graves County   [Map]

Distance: About 254 miles [408.8 km] to the West Northwest.

Maine

Franklin County

Our profile page for Farmington, Franklin County   [Map]

Distance: About 950 miles [1,528.9 km] to the Northeast.

Maryland

Cecil County

Our profile page for Farmington, Cecil County   [Map]

Distance: About 511 miles [822.4 km] to the East Northeast.

Harford County

Our profile page for Farmington, Harford County   [Map]

Distance: About 486 miles [782.1 km] to the Northeast.

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Farmington, Montgomery County

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

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

Michigan

Oakland County

Our profile page for Farmington, Oakland County   [Map]

Distance: About 457 miles [735.5 km] to the North.

Minnesota

Dakota County

Our profile page for Farmington, Dakota County   [Map]

Distance: About 770 miles [1,239.2 km] to the Northwest.

Mississippi

Alcorn County

Our profile page for Farmington, Alcorn County   [Map]

Distance: About 254 miles [408.8 km] to the West Southwest.

Missouri

Saint Francois County

Our profile page for Farmington, Saint Francois County   [Map]

Distance: About 375 miles [603.5 km] to the West Northwest.

Montana

Teton County

Our profile page for Farmington, Teton County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,652 miles [2,658.6 km] to the Northwest.

New Hampshire

Strafford County

Our profile page for Farmington, Strafford County   [Map]

Distance: About 863 miles [1,388.9 km] to the Northeast.

New Jersey

Atlantic County

Our profile page for Farmington, Atlantic County

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

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

New Mexico

San Juan County

Our profile page for Farmington, San Juan County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,339 miles [2,154.9 km] to the West.

New York

Ontario County

Our profile page for Farmington, Ontario County   [Map]

Distance: About 608 miles [978.5 km] to the North Northeast.

North Carolina

Davie County

Our profile page for Farmington, Davie County   [Map]

Distance: About 198 miles [318.7 km] to the East.

Nash County

Our profile page for Farmington, Nash County   [Map]

Distance: About 348 miles [560.1 km] to the East.

North Dakota

Richland County

Our profile page for Farmington, Richland County   [Map]

Distance: About 973 miles [1,565.9 km] to the Northwest.

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Farmington   [Map]

Distance: About 1,244 miles [2,002 km] to the Northeast.

Ohio

Belmont County

Our profile page for Farmington, Belmont County   [Map]

Distance: About 341 miles [548.8 km] to the North Northeast.

Trumbull County

Our profile page for Farmington, Trumbull County   [Map]

Distance: About 416 miles [669.5 km] to the North Northeast.

Ontario

Our profile page for Farmington   [Map]

Distance: About 593 miles [954.3 km] to the North Northeast.

Oregon

Washington County

Our profile page for Farmington, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,117 miles [3,407 km] to the West Northwest.

Pennsylvania

Berks County

Our profile page for Farmington, Berks County   [Map]

Distance: About 557 miles [896.4 km] to the Northeast.

Fayette County

Our profile page for Farmington, Fayette County   [Map]

Distance: About 366 miles [589 km] to the Northeast.

Lehigh County

Our profile page for Farmington, Lehigh County   [Map]

Distance: About 570 miles [917.3 km] to the Northeast.

Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Farmington   [Map]

Distance: About 1,330 miles [2,140.4 km] to the Northeast.

South Carolina

Charleston County

Our profile page for Farmington, Charleston County   [Map]

Distance: About 319 miles [513.4 km] to the Southeast.

Texas

Grayson County

Our profile page for Farmington, Grayson County   [Map]

Distance: About 732 miles [1,178 km] to the West.

Utah

Davis County

Our profile page for Farmington, Davis County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,539 miles [2,476.8 km] to the West Northwest.

Virginia

Albemarle County

Our profile page for Farmington, Albemarle County   [Map]

Distance: About 340 miles [547.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Henrico County

Our profile page for Farmington, Henrico County

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

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

Roanoke County

Our profile page for Farmington, Roanoke County   [Map]

Distance: About 243 miles [391.1 km] to the East Northeast.

Washington

Whitman County

Our profile page for Farmington, Whitman County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,855 miles [2,985.3 km] to the Northwest.

West Virginia

Marion County

Our profile page for Farmington, Marion County   [Map]

Distance: About 326 miles [524.6 km] to the Northeast.

Wisconsin

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Farmington, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 554 miles [891.6 km] to the North Northwest.

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About Knox County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Farmington. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.8681, Longitude: -84.0696     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Farmington 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 Farmington 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 312.131 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.837 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.621 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 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 Farmington 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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