A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
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.
Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:
The National Weather Service forecast for Floyville and surrounding area.
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:
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 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.
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.
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].
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].
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].
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.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/
Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.
If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.
This page was last modified: 06 Dec 2019