A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada

Forest Mill, Tennessee

Nearby Census Genealogy
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Other TN

Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

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

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

The Coffee County sighting report from eBird.

Since Forest Mill is near Warren County and also Grundy County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Warren County

Sighting report for Grundy 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 Forest Mill.

How Far From Forest Mill 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 Forest Mill 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 Mill and extending to:

  • Manchester [Map], which is the Seat of Coffee County, lies just to the South Southwest.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 60 miles [96.6 km] to the Northwest (NW). If you could walk a straight line from Forest Mill to Nashville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 546 miles [878.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just over a day, a buggy would take 22 days and walking would take 31 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,425 miles [10,340 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 7,139 miles [11,489.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,015 miles [8,070.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Forest Mill ...

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.

Black Jack   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest of Forest Mill   [Map]

Busy Corner   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Dawn (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Fountain Grove   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

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

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

Holly (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Mud Creek   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]

Ragsdale   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

Royal Oaks   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Shady Grove   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Summitville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [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 Mill. 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.

Anne Bradshaw Clopton

Artist. She was born in Shelbyville (Tennessee) on Monday July 22, 1878 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Saturday February 4, 1956 at an age of 77. She was buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama) [Map].

Shelbyville [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the west of Forest Mill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Anne Bradshaw Clopton<7>

James Robert 'Jim' Mitchell

Professional football. He was born in Shelbyville (Tennessee) on Sunday October 19, 1947 and died in Shelbyville (Tennessee) on Saturday October 20, 2007 at an age of 60. He was buried at Westview Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia) [Map].

Shelbyville [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the west of Forest Mill

Shelbyville [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the west of Forest Mill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Robert 'Jim' Mitchell

Charlie Louvin     (Born as Charles Elzer Loudermilk)

Singer, songwriter. He was born in Henagar (Alabama) on Thursday July 7, 1927 and died in Wartrace (Tennessee) on Wednesday January 26, 2011 at an age of 83. He was buried at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].

Wartrace [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of Forest Mill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charlie Louvin

James Robert 'Jim' Mitchell

Professional football. He was born in Shelbyville (Tennessee) on Sunday October 19, 1947 and died in Shelbyville (Tennessee) on Saturday October 20, 2007 at an age of 60. He was buried at Westview Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia) [Map].

Shelbyville [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the west of Forest Mill

Shelbyville [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the west of Forest Mill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Robert 'Jim' Mitchell

Dinah Shore     (Born as Fannye Rose Shore)

Singer, actress. She was born in Winchester (Tennessee) on Tueday February 29, 1916 (which is Leap Day) and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Thursday February 24, 1994 at an age of 78. She was buried at Hillside Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Winchester [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the south of Forest Mill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dinah Shore

Patsy Stoneman

Musician. She was born in Galax (Virginia) on Wednesday May 27, 1925 and died in Manchester (Tennessee) on Thursday July 23, 2015 at an age of 90. She was buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].

Manchester [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest of Forest Mill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Patsy Stoneman

Communities Also Named Forest Mill ...

While the name Forest Mill is unique within Tennessee, we know of one more community in the United States.

Communities Outside of Tennessee


Newton County

Our profile page for Forest Mill, Newton County   [Map]

Distance: About 179 miles [288.1 km] to the Southeast.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Tennessee

About Coffee County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Coffee County:

The official website for State of Tennessee:

Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Forest Mill. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Forest Mill

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Forest Mill. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.5157, Longitude: -86.0369     [Map].

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation

<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 Mill to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

- Return to Citation

<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 313.313 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.146 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.529 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<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:

- Return to Citation






Sitemap Privacy
of Use



Copyright 2019
All Rights Reserved

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.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 15 Nov 2019