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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Forest Meade 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 Forest Meade. 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 Forest Meade.

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

The Hamilton County sighting report from eBird.

Since Forest Meade is near Sequatchie County and also Marion County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Sequatchie County

Sighting report for Marion 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 Forest Meade.

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

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

  • Chattanooga [Map], which is the Seat of Hamilton County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Forest Meade to Chattanooga, with an average speed<2> 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 110 miles [177 km] to the Northwest (NW). 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 520 miles [836.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 21 days and walking would take 30 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,408 miles [10,312.7 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 7,119 miles [11,456.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,995 miles [8,038.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Forest Meade ...

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.

Crabtree Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast of Forest Meade   [Map]

Cross Creek   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]

Cross Timbers   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Dale Acres   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]

Dana Hills   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Echo Glen   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

Falling Water   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]

Forest Park   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Forestdale   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Galaxy Heights   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Garden Farms   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Green Hills   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]

Greens Mill   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

Hickory Woods   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

Hidden Harbor   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]

Irongate   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Kings Ridge   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

Long Branch   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Mile Straight   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Riverchase   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Sandalwood Village   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Springcrest   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Summertown   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]

Town Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Valleybrook   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [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 Forest Meade. 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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Forest Meade

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Howard 'Louie Bluie' Armstrong<7>

Joseph William 'Joe' Engel

Major League Baseball. He was born in Washington, DC [Map] on Sunday March 12, 1893 and died in Chattanooga (Tennessee) on Thursday June 12, 1969 at an age of 76. He was buried at Forest Hills Cemetery (Hamilton County, Tennessee) [Map].

Chattanooga [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest of Forest Meade

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph William 'Joe' Engel

Cal Ermer     (Calvin Coolidge Ermer)

Major League Baseball. He was born in Baltimore (Maryland) on Saturday November 10, 1923 and died in Chattanooga (Tennessee) on Saturday August 8, 2009 at an age of 85. He was buried at Chattanooga National Cemetery (Hamilton County, Tennessee) [Map].

Chattanooga [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest of Forest Meade

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cal Ermer

Marshall Lon Freeman

Singer. He was born in Berryton (Georgia) on Sunday February 6, 1921 and died in Rocky Face (Georgia) on Wednesday July 30, 2003 at an age of 82. He was buried at Whitfield Memorial Gardens (Whitfield County, Georgia) [Map].

Rocky Face [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Forest Meade

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marshall Lon Freeman

James Harle 'Jimmy' Johnston

Major League Baseball. He was born in Cleveland (Tennessee) on Tueday December 10, 1889 and died in Chattanooga (Tennessee) on Tueday February 14, 1967 at an age of 77. He was buried at Forest Hills Cemetery (Hamilton County, Tennessee) [Map].

Cleveland [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the east of Forest Meade

Chattanooga [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest of Forest Meade

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Harle 'Jimmy' Johnston

Ralph Emerson McGill

Social activist. He was born in Soddy (Tennessee) on Saturday February 5, 1898 and died in Atlanta (Georgia) on Monday February 3, 1969 at an age of 71. He was buried at Westview Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia) [Map].

Soddy [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast of Forest Meade

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ralph Emerson McGill

Jobyna Ralston

Actress. She was born in South Pittsburg (Tennessee) on Wednesday November 21, 1900 and died in Woodland Hills (California) on Sunday January 22, 1967 at an age of 66. She was buried at San Fernando Mission Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

South Pittsburg [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of Forest Meade

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jobyna Ralston

Garrard Sliger 'Buster' Ramsey

Professional football. He was born in Townsend (Tennessee) on Tueday March 16, 1920 and died in Signal Hills (Tennessee) on Sunday September 16, 2007 at an age of 87. He was buried at Grandview Cemetery (Blount County, Tennessee) [Map].

Signal Hills [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest of Forest Meade

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Garrard Sliger 'Buster' Ramsey

Bessie Smith

Musician. She was born in Chattanooga (Tennessee) on Sunday April 15, 1894 and died in Clarksdale (Mississippi) on Sunday September 26, 1937 at an age of 43. She was buried at Mt. Lawn Cemetery (Delaware County, Pennsylvania) [Map].

Chattanooga [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest of Forest Meade

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bessie Smith

Valaida Snow

Musician, singer, actress. She was born in Chattanooga (Tennessee) on Friday June 2, 1905 and died in New York (New York) on Wednesday May 30, 1956 at an age of 50. She was buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Hamilton County, Tennessee) [Map].

Chattanooga [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest of Forest Meade

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Valaida Snow

Leon Lamar 'Daddy Wags' Wagner

Major League Baseball. He was born in Chattanooga (Tennessee) on Sunday May 13, 1934 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday January 3, 2004 at an age of 69. He was buried at Riverside National Cemetery (Riverside County, California) [Map].

Chattanooga [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest of Forest Meade

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Leon Lamar 'Daddy Wags' Wagner

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Tennessee Community

About Hamilton County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Hamilton County: www.hamiltontn.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 'straight-line' (or 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- Forest Meade) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Forest Meade. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.1628, Longitude: -85.2361     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Forest Meade 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 Forest Meade 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 312.814 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.522 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.283 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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