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Fooshee Bend, Tennessee

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The location of Fooshee Bend

Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Fooshee Bend 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 Fooshee Bend. 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 Fooshee Bend.

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

The Meigs County sighting report from eBird.

Since Fooshee Bend is near Rhea County and also Roane County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Rhea County

Sighting report for Roane 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 Fooshee Bend.

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

  • Decatur [Map], which is the Seat of Meigs County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Fooshee Bend to Decatur, 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 117 miles [188.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 479 miles [770.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 19 days and walking would take 28 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,366 miles [10,245.1 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 7,077 miles [11,389.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,953 miles [7,971.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Fooshee Bend ...

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.

Apollo Shores   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North of Fooshee Bend   [Map]

Cute (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

Forest Grove   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

Hideaway Hills   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]

Iron Hill (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]

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

Maple Grove   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Mars Hill   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Peakland   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]

Pinhook Ferry   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Pleasant Hill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]

Prices Ferry   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Slabtown   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Spring City   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Ten Mile   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]

Terrace View   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Wolf Creek   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [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 Fooshee Bend. 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.

Howard 'Louie Bluie' Armstrong

Musician. He was born in Dayton (Tennessee) on Thursday March 4, 1909 and died in Boston (Massachusetts) on Wednesday July 30, 2003 at an age of 94. He was buried at Forest Hills Cemetery (Suffolk County, Massachusetts) [Map].

Dayton [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southwest of Fooshee Bend

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Howard 'Louie Bluie' Armstrong<8>

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 5 miles [8 km] to the northwest of Fooshee Bend

Maryville [Map] is located 44 miles [70.8 km] to the east of Fooshee Bend

Find-A-Grave Memorial: David Glenn Douglas

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Tennessee

About Meigs 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 Fooshee Bend, 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Fooshee Bend) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fooshee Bend. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.6576, Longitude: -84.7633     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fooshee Bend 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 Fooshee Bend 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 312.544 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.281 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.963 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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