A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Felts.
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 Felts, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Felts and the surrounding area.
Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:
The National Weather Service forecast for Felts and surrounding area.
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 Felts. 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 Felts.
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 Shelby County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
The Shelby County sighting report from eBird.
Since Felts is near Crittenden County and also Mississippi County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:
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 Felts.
How Far From Felts 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 Felts to various places of note, such as the White House.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Felts and extending to:
Curious and Interesting Names Near Felts ...
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.
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 Felts. 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.
Johnny Ace (Born as John Marshall Alexander, Jr.)
Musician. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday June 9, 1929 and died in Houston (Texas) on Saturday December 25, 1954 at an age of 25. He was buried at New Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee) [Map].
Charles 'Packy' Axton
Musician. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Saturday February 15, 1941 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday January 20, 1974 at an age of 32. He was buried at Forest Hill Cemetery East (Shelby County, Tennessee) [Map].
Kathy Bates (Kathleen Doyle Bates)
Reverend William Herbert Brewster, Sr.
Musician. He was born in Somerville (Tennessee) on Friday July 2, 1897 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Wednesday October 14, 1987 at an age of 90. He was buried at New Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee) [Map].
Actress, singer. She was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday November 11, 1900 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday June 14, 1993 at an age of 92. She was buried at Desert Memorial Park (Riverside County, California) [Map].
Singer. He was born in Clarksdale (Mississippi) on Saturday June 13, 1942 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday January 7, 2001 at an age of 58. He was buried at New Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee) [Map].
Singer, songwriter, pianist. She was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Wednesday March 25, 1942 and died in Detroit (Michigan) on Thursday August 16, 2018 at an age of 76. She was buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Wayne County, Michigan) [Map].
Cassietta George (Born as Cassietta Baker)
Singer, composer. She was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Tueday January 29, 1929 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Tueday January 3, 1995 at an age of 66. She was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].
Isaac Hayes (Isaac Lee Hayes, Jr.)
Musician, composer, actor. He was born in Covington (Tennessee) on Thursday August 20, 1942 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday August 10, 2008 at an age of 66.
Benjamin Lawson Hooks
Civil rights leader, minister, lawyer. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Saturday January 31, 1925 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Thursday April 15, 2010 at an age of 85. He was buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee) [Map].
Singer. She was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday April 1, 1895 and died in New York (New York) on Wednesday October 17, 1984 at an age of 89. She was buried at Ferncliff Cemetery (Westchester County, New York) [Map].
Al Jackson, Jr.
Musician, actor. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Wednesday November 27, 1935 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Wednesday October 1, 1975 at an age of 39. He was buried at New Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee) [Map].
Wayne Jackson (Wayne Lamar Jackson)
Musician - a member of 'The Memphis Horns'. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday November 24, 1941 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Tueday June 21, 2016 at an age of 74. He was buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee) [Map].
Communities Also Named Felts ...
While the name Felts is unique within Tennessee, we know of one more community in the United States.
Communities Outside of Tennessee
Our profile page for Felts, Wilkes County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Wilkes County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Felts. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Shelby County: www.shelbycountytn.gov/
The official website for State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/
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This page was last modified: 11 Nov 2019