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Introduction ...

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

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

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...

    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks 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 this GPS location for Fisherville:
    • 35.159256, -89.663692
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Fisherville
       
  • 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:
    • Waymark.com
       

Communities Also Named Fisherville ...

We have found twelve communities that share the name Fisherville.

Within Tennessee, the name Fisherville is unique.

Beyond Tennessee, we know of another twelve communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these twelve communities, ten are located in the United States and three are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...

    • British Columbia
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the British Columbia community of Fisherville.
      • This Fisherville would have been 1,644 miles [2,645.8 km]<2> to the northwest of the Fisherville that is located in Shelby County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Fisherville
    • Indiana

      • Warrick County
      • This Fisherville is located in Warrick County and lies 236 miles [379.8 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Fisherville that is located in Shelby County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Fisherville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Warrick County community of Fisherville.
    • Kentucky

      • Jefferson County
      • This Fisherville is located in Jefferson County and lies 312 miles [502.1 km]<2> to the northeast of the Fisherville that is located in Shelby County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Fisherville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Fisherville.
    • Louisiana

      • Vernon Parish
      • This Fisherville is located in Vernon Parish and lies 331 miles [532.7 km]<2> to the southwest of the Fisherville that is located in Shelby County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Fisherville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Vernon Parish community of Fisherville.
    • Massachusetts

      • Worcester County
      • This Fisherville is located in Worcester County and lies 1,080 miles [1,738.1 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Fisherville that is located in Shelby County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Fisherville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Worcester County community of Fisherville.
    • Michigan

      • Bay County
      • This Fisherville is located in Bay County and lies 653 miles [1,050.9 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Fisherville that is located in Shelby County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Fisherville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bay County community of Fisherville.
    • New York

      • Chemung County
      • This Fisherville is located in Chemung County and lies 840 miles [1,351.8 km]<2> to the northeast of the Fisherville that is located in Shelby County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Fisherville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chemung County community of Fisherville.
    • Ontario
      • This Fisherville lies 746 miles [1,200.6 km]<2> to the northeast of the Fisherville that is located in Shelby County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Fisherville
    • Pennsylvania

      • Chester County
      • This Fisherville is located in Chester County and lies 830 miles [1,335.8 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Fisherville that is located in Shelby County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Fisherville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chester County community of Fisherville.

      • Dauphin County
      • This Fisherville is located in Dauphin County and lies 787 miles [1,266.6 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Fisherville that is located in Shelby County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Fisherville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dauphin County community of Fisherville.
    • Rhode Island

      • Washington County
      • This Fisherville is located in Washington County and lies 1,072 miles [1,725.2 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Fisherville that is located in Shelby County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Fisherville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Fisherville.
    • Wisconsin

      • Manitowoc County
      • This Fisherville is located in Manitowoc County and lies 635 miles [1,021.9 km]<2> to the north of the Fisherville that is located in Shelby County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Fisherville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Manitowoc County community of Fisherville.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Fisherville ...

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 wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • View Our List ...

    • Booth (Historic)

      • Booth was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Fisherville
      • Link to Google Map centered on Booth
    • Bush Grove

      • Bush Grove lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Fisherville
      • Link to Google Map centered on Bush Grove
    • Canadaville

      • Canadaville [Fayette County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east of Fisherville
      • Link to Google Map centered on Canadaville
    • Center Point (Historic)

      • Center Point was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south of Fisherville
      • Link to Google Map centered on Center Point
    • Clay (Historic)

      • Clay was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the west of Fisherville
      • Link to Google Map centered on Clay
    • Crossroads

      • Crossroads lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south of Fisherville
      • Link to Google Map centered on Crossroads
    • Elba

      • Elba [Fayette County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Fisherville
      • Link to Google Map centered on Elba
    • Oak Grove

      • Oak Grove lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the west of Fisherville
      • Link to Google Map centered on Oak Grove
    • Pea Point (Historic)

      • Pea Point was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Fisherville
      • Link to Google Map centered on Pea Point
    • Rocky Point (Historic)

      • Rocky Point was located 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest of Fisherville
      • Link to Google Map centered on Rocky Point

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 Fisherville. 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.

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    • Johnny Ace     (Musician)

      • Musician. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday June 9, 1929 and died in Houston (Texas) on Saturday December 25, 1954 at the age of 25. He is buried at New Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Memphis is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of Fisherville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Johnny Ace<3>
    • Charles 'Packy' Axton     (Musician)

      • Musician. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Saturday February 15, 1941 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday January 20, 1974 at the age of 32. He is buried at Forest Hill Cemetery East (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Memphis is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of Fisherville.
      • Memphis is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of Fisherville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles 'Packy' Axton<3>
    • Kathy Bates     (Oscar winning actress, director)

      • Oscar winning actress, director. She was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday June 28, 1948
      • Memphis is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of Fisherville.
    • Reverend William Herbert Brewster, Sr.     (Musician)

      • Musician. He was born in Somerville (Tennessee) on Friday July 2, 1897 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Wednesday October 14, 1987 at the age of 90. He is buried at New Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Somerville is located 18 miles [29 km] to the east of Fisherville.
      • Memphis is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of Fisherville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Reverend William Herbert Brewster, Sr.<3>
    • Lorraine Brox     (Actress, singer)

      • 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 the age of 92. She is buried at Desert Memorial Park (Riverside County, California).
      • Memphis is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of Fisherville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lorraine Brox<3>
    • James Carr     (Singer)

      • Singer. He was born in Clarksdale (Mississippi) on Saturday June 13, 1942 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday January 7, 2001 at the age of 58. He is buried at New Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Memphis is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of Fisherville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Carr<3>
    • Aretha Franklin     (Singer, songwriter, pianist)

      • 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 the age of 76. She is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Wayne County, Michigan).
      • Memphis is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of Fisherville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Aretha Franklin<3>
    • Cassietta George     (Singer, composer)

      • 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 the age of 66. She is buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Memphis is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of Fisherville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cassietta George<3>
    • Isaac Hayes     (Musician, composer, actor)

      • 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 the age of 66.
      • Covington is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Fisherville.
      • Memphis is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of Fisherville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Isaac Hayes<3>
    • Benjamin Lawson Hooks     (Civil rights leader, minister, lawyer)

      • 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 the age of 85. He is buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Memphis is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of Fisherville.
      • Memphis is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of Fisherville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Benjamin Lawson Hooks<3>
    • Alberta Hunter     (Singer)

      • 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 the age of 89. She is buried at Ferncliff Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Memphis is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of Fisherville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alberta Hunter<3>
    • Al Jackson, Jr.     (Musician, actor)

      • Musician, actor. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Wednesday November 27, 1935 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Wednesday October 1, 1975 at the age of 39. He is buried at New Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Memphis is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of Fisherville.
      • Memphis is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of Fisherville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Al Jackson, Jr.<3>
    • Wayne Jackson     (Musician - a member of 'The Memphis Horns')

      • 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 the age of 74. He is buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Memphis is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of Fisherville.
      • Memphis is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of Fisherville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wayne Jackson<3>

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Fisherville and extending to:

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    • Memphis, which is the Seat of Shelby County and lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the west. If you could walk a straight line from Fisherville to Memphis, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<2> per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<2> per hour would take most of a day.

    • Nashville, which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 176 miles [283.2 km]<2> to the east northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km]<2> per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.

    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 741 miles [1,192.5 km]<2> to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 43 days.

    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,588 miles [10,602.4 km]<2> and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>

    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,311 miles [11,765.9 km]<2> and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>

    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,186 miles [8,346.1 km]<2> and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Tennessee

About Shelby County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Fisherville. 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/

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Fisherville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>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 from Point A (ie- Fisherville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fisherville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.1593, Longitude: -89.6637     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fisherville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Fisherville to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 315.546 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.674 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.152 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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