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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Fikes Mill 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 Fikes Mill. 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 Fikes Mill.

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

The Maury County sighting report from eBird.

Since Fikes Mill is near Hickman County and also Williamson County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Hickman County

Sighting report for Williamson 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 Fikes Mill.

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

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

  • Columbia [Map], which is the Seat of Maury County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Fikes Mill to Columbia, 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 40 miles [64.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 601 miles [967.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,464 miles [10,402.8 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 7,182 miles [11,558.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,058 miles [8,140.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Fikes Mill ...

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.

Cartersville   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest of Fikes Mill   [Map]

Chapel Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]

Chartersville   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Gordon Ferry   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Greenfield Bend   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]

Jones Valley   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Kettle Mills   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Lovetown   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Poplar Creek   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

Sawdust   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Shady Grove   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Water Valley   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [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 Fikes Mill. 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.

Meriwether Lewis

Explorer, 2nd Governor of Louisiana. He was born in Ivy (Virginia) on Thursday August 18, 1774 and died in Hohenwald (Tennessee) on Wednesday October 11, 1809 at an age of 35. He was buried at Pioneer Cemetery (Lewis County, Tennessee) [Map].

Hohenwald [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Fikes Mill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Meriwether Lewis<7>

Bobby Thompson     (Robert Clark Thompson)

Musician. He was born in Spartanburg (South Carolina) on Monday July 5, 1937 and died in Franklin (Tennessee) on Wednesday May 18, 2005 at an age of 67. He was buried at Willow Grove Cemetery (Trousdale County, Tennessee) [Map].

Franklin [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Fikes Mill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bobby Thompson

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Tennessee Community

About Maury County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fikes Mill. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.6962, Longitude: -87.2200     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fikes Mill 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 Fikes Mill 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 314.048 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.018 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.987 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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