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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Fochee 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 Fochee. 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 Fochee.

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

The Loudon County sighting report from eBird.

Since Fochee is near Roane County and also Monroe County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Roane County

Sighting report for Monroe 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 Fochee.

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

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

  • Loudon [Map], which is the Seat of Loudon County, lies just to the East Northeast.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 131 miles [210.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). If you could drive a straight line from Fochee to Nashville, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 464 miles [746.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 19 days and walking would take 27 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,352 miles [10,222.6 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 7,063 miles [11,366.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,939 miles [7,948.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Fochee ...

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.

Cedar Fork   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest of Fochee   [Map]

Erie   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Lake-A-Wana   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Old Sweetwater   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Paint Rock (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]

Pattie Gap (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Pond Creek Ferry   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

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

Prospect   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Riddles Store   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Sunnyside   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Sweetwater   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [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 Fochee. 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.

David Glenn Douglas

Professional football. He was born in Spring City (Tennessee) on Wednesday March 20, 1963 and died in Maryville (Tennessee) on Saturday February 27, 2016 at an age of 52.

Spring City [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of Fochee

Maryville [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Fochee

Find-A-Grave Memorial: David Glenn Douglas<7>

Burkett Howard 'Uncle Josh' Graves

Musician. He was born in Tellico Plains (Tennessee) on Tueday September 27, 1927 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Saturday September 30, 2006 at an age of 79.

Tellico Plains [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Fochee

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Burkett Howard 'Uncle Josh' Graves

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Tennessee

About Loudon County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Loudon County: www.loudoncounty.org/

The official website for State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Fochee) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fochee. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.7006, Longitude: -84.4860     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fochee 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 Fochee 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 312.378 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.096 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.837 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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