A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Fly.
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 Fly, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Fly and the surrounding area.
Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:
The National Weather Service forecast for Fly 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 Fly. 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 Fly.
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 Maury County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
The Maury County sighting report from eBird.
Since Fly is near Williamson County and also Hickman 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 Fly.
How Far From Fly 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 Fly to various places of note, such as the White House.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Fly and extending to:
Curious and Interesting Names Near Fly ...
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 Fly. 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.
Explorer, 2nd Governor of Louisiana. He was born in Ivy (Virginia) on Thursday August 18, 1774 and died in Hohenwald (Tennessee) on Wednesday October 11, 1809 at an age of 35. He was buried at Pioneer Cemetery (Lewis County, Tennessee) [Map].
Bobby Thompson (Robert Clark Thompson)
Musician. He was born in Spartanburg (South Carolina) on Monday July 5, 1937 and died in Franklin (Tennessee) on Wednesday May 18, 2005 at an age of 67. He was buried at Willow Grove Cemetery (Trousdale County, Tennessee) [Map].
Communities Also Named Fly ...
We have found 3 communities that share the name Fly.
While the name Fly is unique within Tennessee, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States.
Communities Outside of Tennessee
Our profile page for Fly, Bulloch County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Bulloch County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.
Our profile page for Fly, Montgomery County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Montgomery County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.
Distance: About 425 miles [684 km] to the Northeast.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Fly. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
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.
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This page was last modified: 15 Nov 2019