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Fleetvile, Tennessee

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The location of Fleetvile

Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Fleetvile 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 Fleetvile. 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 Fleetvile.

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

The Dickson County sighting report from eBird.

Since Fleetvile is near Houston County and also Humphreys County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Houston County

Sighting report for Humphreys 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

The website, centered on Fleetvile.

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Fleetvile once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Fleetvile and extending to:

  • Charlotte [Map], which is the Seat of Dickson County, lies just to the East.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 38 miles [61.2 km] to the East (E). If you could walk a straight line from Fleetvile to Nashville, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 600 miles [965.6 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 24 days and walking would take 34 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,450 miles [10,380.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,171 miles [11,540.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,046 miles [8,120.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Fleetvile ...

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.

Berry   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East of Fleetvile   [Map]

Big Springs   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]

Charlotte   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Few Chapel   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Harris Hollow   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]

Hortense   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Marthas Chapel   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Pond   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Promise   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Spring Valley   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]

Stony Point   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Sweet Home   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Tennessee City   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]

Yellow Creek   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [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 Fleetvile. 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.

Sara Campbell

Poet, author, flag designer. She was born in Dover (Tennessee) on Thursday April 24, 1890 and died in Paducah (Kentucky) on Thursday November 18, 1965 at an age of 75. She was buried at Oak Grove Cemetery (McCracken County, Kentucky) [Map].

Dover [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest of Fleetvile

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sara Campbell<8>

William Russell 'Russ' Craft

Professional football. He was born in McEwen (Tennessee) on Wednesday October 15, 1919 and died in Wellsburg (West Virginia) on Monday January 12, 2009 at an age of 89. He was buried at Franklin Cemetery (Brooke County, West Virginia) [Map].

McEwen [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest of Fleetvile

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Russell 'Russ' Craft

Harry Curtis 'Harry Love' Galbreath

Professional football. He was born in Clarksville (Tennessee) on Friday January 1, 1965 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Tueday July 27, 2010 at an age of 45.

Clarksville [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Fleetvile

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry Curtis 'Harry Love' Galbreath

Dorothy Jordan

Actress. She was born in Clarksville (Tennessee) on Thursday August 9, 1906 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday December 7, 1988 at an age of 82.

Clarksville [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Fleetvile

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dorothy Jordan

Frank Sutton     (Frank Spencer Sutton)

Actor. He was born in Clarksville (Tennessee) on Tueday October 23, 1923 and died in Shreveport (Louisiana) on Friday June 28, 1974 at an age of 50. He was buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Montgomery County, Tennessee) [Map].

Clarksville [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Fleetvile

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Dickson County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Tennessee:

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 Fleetvile, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Fleetvile) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fleetvile. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.1934, Longitude: -87.4667     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fleetvile have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Fleetvile to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 314.224 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.289 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.977 degrees.

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<8>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:

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