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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

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

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

The Jefferson County sighting report from eBird.

Since Flat Gap is near Hamblen County and also Sevier County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Hamblen 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 Flat Gap.

How Far From Flat Gap to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs 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 Gap 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 Gap and extending to:

  • Dandridge [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 184 miles [296.1 km] to the West (W). If you could drive a straight line from Flat Gap 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 11 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 403 miles [648.6 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 6,294 miles [10,129.2 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 7,003 miles [11,270.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,879 miles [7,852 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Flat Gap ...

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.

Deep Springs   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South of Flat Gap   [Map]

Dumplin   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Dumplin Mill   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Edna   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Friends Station   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Gravelly Hill   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]

Greenhill   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]

Lake View Park   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Mount Horeb   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Rock Town   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]

Rocky Valley   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]

Shady Grove   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

Sugar Forks   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [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 Gap. 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.

Chester Burton 'Chet' Atkins

Musician. He was born in Luttrell (Tennessee) on Friday June 20, 1924 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Saturday June 30, 2001 at an age of 77. He was buried at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].

Luttrell [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northwest of Flat Gap

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chester Burton 'Chet' Atkins<7>

Reggie Cobb

Professional football. He was born in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Sunday July 7, 1968 and died in Jacksonville (Florida) on Saturday April 20, 2019 at an age of 50. He was buried at Lynnhurst Cemetery (Knox County, Tennessee) [Map].

Knoxville [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Flat Gap

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Reggie Cobb

Paul 'Duke' Hogue, Sr.

Professional basketball. He was born in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Sunday April 28, 1940 and died in Cincinnati (Ohio) on Monday August 17, 2009 at an age of 69. He was buried at Cemetery of Spring Grove (Hamilton County, Ohio) [Map].

Knoxville [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Flat Gap

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul 'Duke' Hogue, Sr.

Billy Meyer

Major League Baseball. He was born in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Thursday January 14, 1892 and died in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Sunday March 31, 1957 at an age of 65. He was buried at Lynnhurst Cemetery (Knox County, Tennessee) [Map].

Knoxville [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Flat Gap

Knoxville [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Flat Gap

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Meyer

Alvin 'Junior' Samples, Jr.

Comedian, actor. He was born in Cumming (Georgia) on Tueday August 10, 1926 and died in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Sunday November 13, 1983 at an age of 57. He was buried at Sawnee View Gardens (Forsyth County, Georgia) [Map].

Knoxville [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Flat Gap

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alvin 'Junior' Samples, Jr.

Joe Earl Stuart, Jr.

Musician. He was born in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Tueday February 7, 1928 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Sunday September 13, 1987 at an age of 59.

Knoxville [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Flat Gap

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Earl Stuart, Jr.

John 'Big John' Tate

Professional boxer. He was born in Marion (Arkansas) on Saturday January 29, 1955 and died in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Thursday April 9, 1998 at an age of 43. He was buried at Edmondson Cemetery (Crittenden County, Arkansas) [Map].

Knoxville [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Flat Gap

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John 'Big John' Tate

Communities Also Named Flat Gap ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Flat Gap.

Within Tennessee, there is just one other community named Flat Gap. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 2 communities in the United States - with 3 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

North Carolina

Burke County

Our profile page for Flat Gap, Burke County   [Map]

Distance: About 109 miles [175.4 km] to the East Southeast.

Virginia

Wise County

Our profile page for Flat Gap, Wise County   [Map]

Distance: About 82 miles [132 km] to the North Northeast.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Tennessee

About Jefferson County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Flat Gap. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Flat Gap

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Flat Gap. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.0631, Longitude: -83.4784     [Map].

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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 Gap 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 311.78 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.461 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.324 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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