A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Fountain Head, Tennessee
Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Fountain Head.
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 Fountain Head, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Fountain Head and the surrounding area.
Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:
The National Weather Service forecast for Fountain Head and surrounding area.
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 Fountain Head. 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 Fountain Head.
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 Sumner County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
The Sumner County sighting report from eBird.
Since Fountain Head is near Simpson County and also Robertson County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:
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 Fountain Head.
How Far From Fountain Head 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 Fountain Head to various places of note, such as the White House.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Fountain Head and extending to:
Curious and Interesting Names Near Fountain Head ...
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.
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 Fountain Head. 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.
Emily Tennessee Donelson
Niece of Rachel Donelson - she acted as the de facto First Lady for Andrew Jackson during his Presidency (1829 - 1837). She was born in Donelson (Tennessee) on Monday June 1, 1807 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Monday December 19, 1836 at an age of 29.
Cornelia Clark Fort
Aviation pioneer. She was born in East Nashville (Tennessee) on Wednesday February 5, 1919 and died in Merkel (Texas) on Sunday March 21, 1943 at an age of 24. She was buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].
7th President of the US (1829 - 1837). He was born in Waxhaw (North Carolina) on Sunday March 15, 1767 and died in Hermitage (Tennessee) on Sunday June 8, 1845 at an age of 78.
Daughter-in-law of Andrew Jackson - following the illness of Rachel Donelson Jackson, Sarah served as the de facto First Lady for Andrew Jackson during his Presidency (1829 - 1837). She was born in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Saturday July 16, 1803 and died in Hermitage (Tennessee) on Tueday August 23, 1887 at an age of 84.
George F. McCorkle
Musician. He was born in Chester (South Carolina) on Saturday October 11, 1947 and died in Lebanon (Tennessee) on Friday June 29, 2007 at an age of 59. He was buried at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens (Spartanburg County, South Carolina) [Map].
Roy Orbison (Roy Kelton Orbison)
Singer, songwriter. He was born in Vernon (Texas) on Thursday April 23, 1936 and died in Hendersonville (Tennessee) on Tueday December 6, 1988 at an age of 52. He was buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].
Leon Russell (Born as Claude Russell Bridges)
Musician, sognwriter, producer. He was born in Lawton (Oklahoma) on Thursday April 2, 1942 and died in Hermitage (Tennessee) on Sunday November 13, 2016 at an age of 74. He was buried at Memorial Park Cemetery (Tulsa County, Oklahoma) [Map].
Communities Also Named Fountain Head ...
While the name Fountain Head is unique within Tennessee, we know of one more community in the United States.
Communities Outside of Tennessee
Distance: About 523 miles [841.7 km] to the East Northeast.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Fountain Head. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Sumner County: www.sumnertn.org/
The official website for State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/
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This page was last modified: 17 Nov 2019