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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Flat Creek 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 Flat Creek. 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 Flat Creek.

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

The Bedford County sighting report from eBird.

Since Flat Creek is near Moore County and also Lincoln County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Moore County

Sighting report for Lincoln 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 Flat Creek.

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

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

  • Shelbyville [Map], which is the Seat of Bedford County, lies just to the North Northwest.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 57 miles [91.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could walk a straight line from Flat Creek to Nashville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 569 miles [915.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 days and walking would take 33 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,446 miles [10,373.8 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 7,161 miles [11,524.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,036 miles [8,104.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Flat Creek ...

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.

Bottle Hollow   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast of Flat Creek   [Map]

Chestnut Ridge   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Countyline   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Cow Ford   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Hilltop   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]

Hix Mill Ford   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

Lynchburg   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]

Pleasant Grove   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Pleasant Hill   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Raysville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Roseville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Willow Grove   -   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 Flat Creek. 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.

Anne Bradshaw Clopton

Artist. She was born in Shelbyville (Tennessee) on Monday July 22, 1878 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Saturday February 4, 1956 at an age of 77. She was buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama) [Map].

Shelbyville [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north of Flat Creek

Huntsville [Map] is located 46 miles [74 km] to the south of Flat Creek

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Anne Bradshaw Clopton<7>

James Robert 'Jim' Mitchell

Professional football. He was born in Shelbyville (Tennessee) on Sunday October 19, 1947 and died in Shelbyville (Tennessee) on Saturday October 20, 2007 at an age of 60. He was buried at Westview Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia) [Map].

Shelbyville [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north of Flat Creek

Shelbyville [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north of Flat Creek

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Robert 'Jim' Mitchell

Charlie Louvin     (Born as Charles Elzer Loudermilk)

Singer, songwriter. He was born in Henagar (Alabama) on Thursday July 7, 1927 and died in Wartrace (Tennessee) on Wednesday January 26, 2011 at an age of 83. He was buried at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].

Wartrace [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast of Flat Creek

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charlie Louvin

James Robert 'Jim' Mitchell

Professional football. He was born in Shelbyville (Tennessee) on Sunday October 19, 1947 and died in Shelbyville (Tennessee) on Saturday October 20, 2007 at an age of 60. He was buried at Westview Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia) [Map].

Shelbyville [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north of Flat Creek

Shelbyville [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north of Flat Creek

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Robert 'Jim' Mitchell

Dinah Shore     (Born as Fannye Rose Shore)

Singer, actress. She was born in Winchester (Tennessee) on Tueday February 29, 1916 (which is Leap Day) and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Thursday February 24, 1994 at an age of 78. She was buried at Hillside Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Winchester [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Flat Creek

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dinah Shore

Patsy Stoneman

Musician. She was born in Galax (Virginia) on Wednesday May 27, 1925 and died in Manchester (Tennessee) on Thursday July 23, 2015 at an age of 90. She was buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].

Manchester [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the east of Flat Creek

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Patsy Stoneman

Edward Benjamin Townsend

Musician, composer. He was born in Fayetteville (Tennessee) on Tueday April 16, 1929 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday August 13, 2003 at an age of 74. He was buried at Riverside National Cemetery (Riverside County, California) [Map].

Fayetteville [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southwest of Flat Creek

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Benjamin Townsend

Communities Also Named Flat Creek ...

We have found 13 communities that share the name Flat Creek.

Within Tennessee, there is just one other community named Flat Creek. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 12 communities in the United States and Canada - with 12 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Tennessee

Communities outside of Tennessee


Communities Outside of Tennessee

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Alabama

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Flat Creek, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 126 miles [202.8 km] to the South Southwest.

British Columbia

Our profile page for Flat Creek   [Map]

Distance: About 1,891 miles [3,043.3 km] to the Northwest.

Georgia

Fayette County

Our profile page for Flat Creek, Fayette County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>

Although located in Fayette County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Hall County

Our profile page for Flat Creek, Hall County   [Map]

Distance: About 161 miles [259.1 km] to the East Southeast.

Idaho

Benewah County

Our profile page for Flat Creek, Benewah County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,746 miles [2,809.9 km] to the Northwest.

Kentucky

Bath County

Our profile page for Flat Creek, Bath County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Bath County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Louisiana

Winn Parish

Our profile page for Flat Creek, Winn Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 416 miles [669.5 km] to the West Southwest.

Missouri

Barry County

Our profile page for Flat Creek, Barry County   [Map]

Distance: About 412 miles [663 km] to the West Northwest.

New York

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Flat Creek, Montgomery County   [Map]

Distance: About 818 miles [1,316.4 km] to the Northeast.

Schoharie County

Our profile page for Flat Creek, Schoharie County   [Map]

Distance: About 806 miles [1,297.1 km] to the Northeast.

North Carolina

Buncombe County

Our profile page for Flat Creek, Buncombe County   [Map]

Distance: About 218 miles [350.8 km] to the East.

South Carolina

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Flat Creek, Lancaster County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Lancaster County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Flat Creek. 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 from Point A (ie- Flat Creek) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Flat Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.3912, Longitude: -86.4083     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Flat Creek 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 Flat Creek 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 313.535 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.384 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.715 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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<8>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Flat Creek could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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