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Floyville, Tennessee

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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Floyville 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 Floyville. 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 Floyville.

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

The Henderson County sighting report from eBird.

Since Floyville is near Carroll County and also Madison County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Carroll County

Sighting report for Madison 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 Floyville.

How Far From Floyville 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 Floyville 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 Floyville once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Floyville and extending to:

  • Lexington [Map], which is the Seat of Henderson County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Floyville to Lexington, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 96 miles [154.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 661 miles [1,063.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,508 miles [10,473.6 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 7,230 miles [11,635.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,106 miles [8,217.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Floyville ...

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.

Blue Goose   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest of Floyville   [Map]

Cedar Grove   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]

Farmville (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]

Hickory Flat   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]

Independence   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Jumbo   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Juno   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Law   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]

Leach   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]

Pleasant Exchange (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]

Poplar Springs   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Rock Springs   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

Sand Ridge   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]

Spain (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]

Timberlake   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Union Cross   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]

Williams Chapel   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [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 Floyville. 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.

Dixie Carter     (Dixie Virginia Carter)

Actress. She was born in McLemoresville (Tennessee) on Saturday May 25, 1929 and died in Houston (Texas) on Saturday April 10, 2010 at an age of 80. She was buried at McLemoresville Cemetery (Carroll County, Tennessee) [Map].

McLemoresville [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest of Floyville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dixie Carter<8>

Gene Evans     (Born as Eugene Barton Evans)

Actor. He was born in Holbrook (Arizona) on Tueday July 11, 1922 and died in Jackson (Tennessee) on Wednesday April 1, 1998 at an age of 75. He was buried at Highland Memorial Gardens (Madison County, Tennessee) [Map].

Jackson [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Floyville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gene Evans

Ellis Kinder

Major League Baseball. He was born in Atkins (Arkansas) on Sunday July 26, 1914 and died in Jackson (Tennessee) on Wednesday October 16, 1968 at an age of 54. He was buried at Highland Memorial Gardens (Madison County, Tennessee) [Map].

Jackson [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Floyville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ellis Kinder

Hammie Nixon     (Born as Hammie Nickerson)

Musician. He was born in Brownsville (Tennessee) on Tueday January 22, 1907 and died in Jackson (Tennessee) on Friday August 17, 1984 at an age of 77.

Brownsville [Map] is located 47 miles [75.6 km] to the west of Floyville

Jackson [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Floyville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hammie Nixon

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Tennessee

About Henderson County

About Tennessee

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 Floyville, 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 '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- Floyville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Floyville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.8001, Longitude: -88.4501     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Floyville 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 Floyville 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 314.82 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.923 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.492 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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