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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Farrport 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 Farrport. 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 Farrport.

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

The Blount County sighting report from eBird.

Since Farrport is near Knox County and also Hamilton County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Knox County

Sighting report for Hamilton 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 Farrport.

How Far From Farrport to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Farrport to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Maryville [Map], which is the Seat of Blount County, lies just to the South.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 158 miles [254.3 km] to the West (W). If you could drive a straight line from Farrport to Nashville, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 436 miles [701.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 17 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 6,326 miles [10,180.7 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 7,036 miles [11,323.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,912 miles [7,905.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Farrport ...

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.

Airport Plaza   -   Less than 2 miles to the South of Farrport   [Map]

Bent Tree   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Cherokee Park   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]

Everett Heights   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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

Green Meadow   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Henrys Ferry   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Lakeview   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Little River   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Littlebrook   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Louisville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Maryville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]

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

Mentor   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]

Middle Settlement   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Mimosa Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

Rivertrace   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]

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

Rocky Waters   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Springbrook   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

Summit Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Topside   -   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 Farrport. 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 Farrport

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 north of Farrport

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 50 miles [80.5 km] to the west of Farrport

Maryville [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the south of Farrport

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 north of Farrport

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 north of Farrport

Knoxville [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the north of Farrport

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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast of Farrport

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 north of Farrport

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 north of Farrport

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 north of Farrport

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Tennessee

About Blount County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Blount County: www.korrnet.org/blountco/

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Farrport) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Farrport. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.8206, Longitude: -83.9788     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Farrport 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 Farrport 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 312.076 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.766 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.596 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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