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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Ford Estates 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 Ford Estates. 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 Ford Estates.

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

The Putnam County sighting report from eBird.

Since Ford Estates is near Overton County and also Cumberland County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Overton County

Sighting report for Cumberland 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 Ford Estates.

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

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

  • Cookeville [Map], which is the Seat of Putnam County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West. If you could walk a straight line from Ford Estates to Cookeville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 84 miles [135.2 km] to the West (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 488 miles [785.4 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<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,363 miles [10,240.3 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 7,078 miles [11,390.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • 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).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Ford Estates ...

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.

Beaver Hill   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North of Ford Estates   [Map]

Bushing (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Cedar Spring   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Cliff Springs   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Green Pond   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Lovejoy   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]

Mineral Springs   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]

Obey City   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]

Pinhook   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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

Rocky Point   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Sand Springs   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Shady Grove   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Standingstone   -   Less than 2 miles 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 Ford Estates. 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.

Lester Flatt     (Lester Raymond Flatt)

Musician. He was born in Duncan's Chapel (Tennessee) on Friday June 19, 1914 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Friday May 11, 1979 at an age of 64. He was buried at Oaklawn Memorial Cemetery (White County, Tennessee) [Map].

Duncan's Chapel [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest of Ford Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lester Flatt<7>

Stan Earl Mitchell

Professional football. He was born in Sparta (Tennessee) on Thursday August 17, 1944 and died in Sparta (Tennessee) on Tueday January 24, 2012 at an age of 67.

Sparta [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest of Ford Estates

Sparta [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest of Ford Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Stan Earl Mitchell

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Tennessee

About Putnam County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Putnam County: www.putnamcountytn.gov/

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 from Point A (ie- Ford Estates) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ford Estates. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.1606, Longitude: -85.2630     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ford Estates 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 Ford Estates 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 312.862 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.718 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.043 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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