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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Finney Patch 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 Finney Patch. 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 Finney Patch.

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

The Cocke County sighting report from eBird.

Since Finney Patch is near Haywood County and also Sevier County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Haywood County

Sighting report for Sevier 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 Finney Patch.

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

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

  • Newport [Map], which is the Seat of Cocke County, lies just to the North Northwest.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 204 miles [328.3 km] to the West (W). If you could drive a straight line from Finney Patch to Nashville, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 12 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 394 miles [634.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 16 days and walking would take 23 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,289 miles [10,121.2 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 6,996 miles [11,259 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,873 miles [7,842.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Finney Patch ...

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.

Bat Harbor   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North of Finney Patch   [Map]

Click Mill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

English Creek   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Grassy Fork   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Irish Cut   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]

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

Pleasant Grove   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Raven Branch   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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

Tom Town   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [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 Finney Patch. 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.

Eliza Johnson     (Born as Eliza McCardle)

Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Andrew Johnson (1865 - 1869). She was born in Telford (Tennessee) on Thursday October 4, 1810 and died in Greeneville (Tennessee) on Saturday January 15, 1876 at an age of 65.

Telford [Map] is located 42 miles [67.6 km] to the northeast of Finney Patch

Greeneville [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast of Finney Patch

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eliza Johnson<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Tennessee

About Cocke County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Finney Patch. 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Finney Patch) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Finney Patch. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.8640, Longitude: -83.1363     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Finney Patch 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 Finney Patch 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 311.572 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.194 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.238 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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