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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Flourville 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 Flourville. 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 Flourville.

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

The Washington County sighting report from eBird.

Since Flourville is near Sullivan County and also Carter County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Sullivan County

Sighting report for Carter 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 Flourville.

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

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

  • Jonesborough [Map], which is the Seat of Washington County, lies just to the Southwest.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 244 miles [392.7 km] to the West (W). If you could drive a straight line from Flourville to Nashville, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take nearly four hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 14 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 340 miles [547.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 14 days and walking would take 20 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,233 miles [10,031 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 6,941 miles [11,170.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,818 miles [7,753.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Flourville ...

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.

Buffalo Ridge (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West of Flourville   [Map]

Camelot   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Crouch Crossroad   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

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

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

Green Valley   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

Greenacres   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Greenfields   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Hall Ford   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Hill-N-Dale   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]

Knob Creek Mill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]

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

Pine Ridge   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Pine Timbers   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]

Roundtree   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Timberlake   -   Less than 2 miles 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 Flourville. 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.

Ernie 'Tennessee Ernie' Ford     (Ernest Jennings Ford)

Singer, TV Host, Radio announcer. He was born in Bristol (Tennessee) on Thursday February 13, 1919 and died in Reston (Virginia) on Thursday October 17, 1991 at an age of 72.

Bristol [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast of Flourville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ernie 'Tennessee Ernie' Ford<7>

Andrew Johnson

17th President of the US (1865 - 1869). He was born in Raleigh (North Carolina) on Thursday December 29, 1808 and died in Elizabethton (Tennessee) on Saturday July 31, 1875 at an age of 66.

Elizabethton [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east of Flourville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Johnson

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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest of Flourville

Greeneville [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Flourville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eliza Johnson

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community located in Tennessee

About Washington County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Flourville. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Washington County: www.washingtoncountytn.com/

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Flourville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Flourville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.3918, Longitude: -82.3943     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Flourville 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 Flourville 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 311.135 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.769 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.784 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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