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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Fosterville 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 Fosterville. 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 Fosterville.

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

The Rutherford County sighting report from eBird.

Since Fosterville is near Bedford County and also Coffee County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Bedford County

Sighting report for Coffee 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 Fosterville.

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

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

  • Murfreesboro [Map], which is the Seat of Rutherford County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Fosterville to Murfreesboro, 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 40 miles [64.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 560 miles [901.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 22 days and walking would take 32 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,433 miles [10,352.9 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 7,149 miles [11,505.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,024 miles [8,085.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Fosterville ...

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.

Bell Buckle   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast of Fosterville   [Map]

Carter Crossroads   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]

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

Crescent   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Gum   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Link   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Longview   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Plainview   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Short Creek   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Steeplechase Meadows   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Webbs Jungle   -   6 miles [9.7 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 Fosterville. 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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the south of Fosterville

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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the south of Fosterville

Shelbyville [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the south of Fosterville

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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast of Fosterville

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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the south of Fosterville

Shelbyville [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the south of Fosterville

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

Sarah Polk     (Born as Sara Childress)

Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of James Polk (1845 - 1849). She was born in Murfreesboro (Tennessee) on Sunday September 4, 1803 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Friday August 14, 1891 at an age of 87.

Murfreesboro [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the north of Fosterville

Nashville [Map] is located 40 miles [64.4 km] to the northwest of Fosterville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sarah Polk

Oscar James 'Jimmy' Stoneman

Musician. He was born in Washington, DC [Map] on Monday March 8, 1937 and died in Smyrna (Tennessee) on Sunday September 22, 2002 at an age of 65. He was buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].

Smyrna [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the north of Fosterville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar James 'Jimmy' Stoneman

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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast of Fosterville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Patsy Stoneman

Van Haden Stoneman

Musician. He was born in Washington, DC [Map] on Tueday December 31, 1940 and died in Murfreesboro (Tennessee) on Saturday June 3, 1995 at an age of 54. He was buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].

Murfreesboro [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the north of Fosterville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Van Haden Stoneman

Communities Also Named Fosterville ...

We have found 10 communities that share the name Fosterville.

While the name Fosterville is unique within Tennessee, we know of another 10 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Tennessee

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Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Fosterville, Hillsborough County   [Map]

Distance: About 584 miles [939.9 km] to the South Southeast.

New Brunswick

Our profile page for Fosterville   [Map]

Distance: About 1,199 miles [1,929.6 km] to the Northeast.

New York

Cayuga County

Our profile page for Fosterville, Cayuga County   [Map]

Distance: About 723 miles [1,163.6 km] to the Northeast.

Ohio

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Fosterville, Jefferson County

This community is historic.<8>

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

Mahoning County

Our profile page for Fosterville, Mahoning County   [Map]

Distance: About 485 miles [780.5 km] to the Northeast.

Preble County

Our profile page for Fosterville, Preble County   [Map]

Distance: About 289 miles [465.1 km] to the North Northeast.

Pennsylvania

Westmoreland County

Our profile page for Fosterville, Westmoreland County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<9>

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

Texas

Anderson County

Our profile page for Fosterville, Anderson County   [Map]

Distance: About 584 miles [939.9 km] to the West Southwest.

Virginia

Stafford County

Our profile page for Fosterville, Stafford County

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

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

West Virginia

Boone County

Our profile page for Fosterville, Boone County   [Map]

Distance: About 313 miles [503.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Tennessee

About Rutherford County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Rutherford County: www.rutherfordcounty.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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Fosterville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fosterville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.6551, Longitude: -86.4030     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fosterville 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 Fosterville 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 313.543 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.43 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.65 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>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Fosterville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Fosterville 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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