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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

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

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

The Washington County sighting report from eBird.

Since Forest View is near Carter County and also Unicoi County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Carter County

Sighting report for Unicoi 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 View.

How Far From Forest View 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 View 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 View and extending to:

  • Jonesborough [Map], which is the Seat of Washington County, lies just to the West.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 244 miles [392.7 km] to the West (W). If you could drive a straight line from Forest View to Nashville, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take nearly four hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 14 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 343 miles [552 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 14 days and walking would take 20 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,238 miles [10,039.1 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 6,945 miles [11,176.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,822 miles [7,760.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Forest View ...

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.

Carter Crossing   -   Less than 2 miles to the West of Forest View   [Map]

Carter Sell   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

Cherokee   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

Cherokee Gardens   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

Cherokee Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

Colony Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

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

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

Hickory Lake   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

Holly Hill   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Mountain Home   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Ramblewood   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

Rolling Hills   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]

Rural Ridge   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

Skyline Heights   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]

Strawberry Fields   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

Tanglewood   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [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 View. 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.

Ernie 'Tennessee Ernie' Ford     (Ernest Jennings Ford)

Singer, TV Host, Radio announcer. He was born in Bristol (Tennessee) on Thursday February 13, 1919 and died in Reston (Virginia) on Thursday October 17, 1991 at an age of 72.

Bristol [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Forest View

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ernie 'Tennessee Ernie' Ford<7>

Andrew Johnson

17th President of the US (1865 - 1869). He was born in Raleigh (North Carolina) on Thursday December 29, 1808 and died in Elizabethton (Tennessee) on Saturday July 31, 1875 at an age of 66.

Elizabethton [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast of Forest View

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Johnson

Eliza Johnson     (Born as Eliza McCardle)

Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Andrew Johnson (1865 - 1869). She was born in Telford (Tennessee) on Thursday October 4, 1810 and died in Greeneville (Tennessee) on Saturday January 15, 1876 at an age of 65.

Telford [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the west of Forest View

Greeneville [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Forest View

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eliza Johnson

Communities Also Named Forest View ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Forest View.

While the name Forest View is unique within Tennessee, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Tennessee

Illinois

Cook County

Our profile page for Forest View, Cook County   [Map]

Distance: About 478 miles [769.3 km] to the Northwest.

Ohio

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Forest View, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 295 miles [474.8 km] to the North Northeast.

South Carolina

Greenville County

Our profile page for Forest View, Greenville County   [Map]

Distance: About 96 miles [154.5 km] to the South.

Virginia

Richmond City

Our profile page for Forest View, Richmond City

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>

Although located in Richmond City, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Tennessee

About Washington County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Washington County: www.washingtoncountytn.com/

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Forest View) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Forest View. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.2882, Longitude: -82.3849     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Forest View 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 View 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 311.129 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.747 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.81 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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<8>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Forest View could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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