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The location of Fort Loudon Estates









Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Fort Loudon 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 Fort Loudon Estates, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Fort Loudon Estates and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Fort Loudon 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 Fort Loudon 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 Fort Loudon 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 Loudon County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Loudon County sighting report from eBird.

Since Fort Loudon Estates is near Blount County and also Knox County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Blount County

Sighting report for Knox 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 Fort Loudon Estates.

How Far From Fort Loudon Estates 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 Fort Loudon 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 Fort Loudon Estates and extending to:

  • Loudon [Map], which is the Seat of Loudon County, lies just to the West Southwest.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 144 miles [231.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). If you could drive a straight line from Fort Loudon Estates to Nashville, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 449 miles [722.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 18 days and walking would take 26 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,338 miles [10,200 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 7,049 miles [11,344.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,924 miles [7,924.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Fort Loudon 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.

Bucktown   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West of Fort Loudon Estates   [Map]

Centersville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]

Chestnut Ridge   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Disco   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Dixie Lee Junction   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]

Ford   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]

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

Hall Ferry   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]

Huntsville   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]

Oak Grove   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Pleasant View   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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

Shady Grove   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Silver Ridge   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]

Waterhaven   -   3 miles [4.8 km] 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 Fort Loudon 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.

Reggie Cobb

Professional football. He was born in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Sunday July 7, 1968 and died in Jacksonville (Florida) on Saturday April 20, 2019 at an age of 50. He was buried at Lynnhurst Cemetery (Knox County, Tennessee) [Map].

Knoxville [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast of Fort Loudon Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Reggie Cobb<7>

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 35 miles [56.3 km] to the west of Fort Loudon Estates

Maryville [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the east of Fort Loudon Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: David Glenn Douglas

Burkett Howard 'Uncle Josh' Graves

Musician. He was born in Tellico Plains (Tennessee) on Tueday September 27, 1927 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Saturday September 30, 2006 at an age of 79.

Tellico Plains [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Fort Loudon Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Burkett Howard 'Uncle Josh' Graves

Paul 'Duke' Hogue, Sr.

Professional basketball. He was born in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Sunday April 28, 1940 and died in Cincinnati (Ohio) on Monday August 17, 2009 at an age of 69. He was buried at Cemetery of Spring Grove (Hamilton County, Ohio) [Map].

Knoxville [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast of Fort Loudon Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul 'Duke' Hogue, Sr.

Billy Meyer

Major League Baseball. He was born in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Thursday January 14, 1892 and died in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Sunday March 31, 1957 at an age of 65. He was buried at Lynnhurst Cemetery (Knox County, Tennessee) [Map].

Knoxville [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast of Fort Loudon Estates

Knoxville [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast of Fort Loudon Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Meyer

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].

Townsend [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the east of Fort Loudon Estates

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

Alvin 'Junior' Samples, Jr.

Comedian, actor. He was born in Cumming (Georgia) on Tueday August 10, 1926 and died in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Sunday November 13, 1983 at an age of 57. He was buried at Sawnee View Gardens (Forsyth County, Georgia) [Map].

Knoxville [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast of Fort Loudon Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alvin 'Junior' Samples, Jr.

Joe Earl Stuart, Jr.

Musician. He was born in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Tueday February 7, 1928 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Sunday September 13, 1987 at an age of 59.

Knoxville [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast of Fort Loudon Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Earl Stuart, Jr.

John 'Big John' Tate

Professional boxer. He was born in Marion (Arkansas) on Saturday January 29, 1955 and died in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Thursday April 9, 1998 at an age of 43. He was buried at Edmondson Cemetery (Crittenden County, Arkansas) [Map].

Knoxville [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast of Fort Loudon Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John 'Big John' Tate

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Tennessee

About Loudon County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Loudon County: www.loudoncounty.org/

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- Fort Loudon Estates) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fort Loudon Estates. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.7815, Longitude: -84.2319     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fort Loudon 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 Fort Loudon 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 312.227 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.934 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.711 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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