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The location of Fox Den









Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Fox Den 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 Fox Den. 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 Fox Den.

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

The Hamblen County sighting report from eBird.

Since Fox Den is near Jefferson County and also Grainger County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Jefferson County

Sighting report for Grainger 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 Fox Den.

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

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

  • Morristown [Map], which is the Seat of Hamblen County, lies just to the East Northeast.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 188 miles [302.6 km] to the West (W). If you could drive a straight line from Fox Den to Nashville, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 395 miles [635.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 16 days and walking would take 23 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,285 miles [10,114.7 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 6,995 miles [11,257.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,871 miles [7,839.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Fox Den ...

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.

Alpha   -   Less than 2 miles to the East of Fox Den   [Map]

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

Green Acres   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

Hunters Ridge   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

Kathy Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]

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

Panther Creek (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

Panther Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

Panther Lake   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

Pleasant view   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]

Point Seven   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]

Rambling Hills   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Seven Oaks   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

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

Willow Springs   -   Less than 2 miles 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 Fox Den. 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.

Chester Burton 'Chet' Atkins

Musician. He was born in Luttrell (Tennessee) on Friday June 20, 1924 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Saturday June 30, 2001 at an age of 77. He was buried at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].

Luttrell [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of Fox Den

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chester Burton 'Chet' Atkins<7>

Communities Also Named Fox Den ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Fox Den.

Within Tennessee, there is just one other community named Fox Den. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 2 communities in the United States - with 3 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Tennessee

Communities outside of Tennessee


Communities Outside of Tennessee

Connecticut

Hartford County

Our profile page for Fox Den, Hartford County

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

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

Maryland

Calvert County

Our profile page for Fox Den, Calvert County   [Map]

Distance: About 406 miles [653.4 km] to the East Northeast.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Tennessee

About Hamblen County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Fox Den) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fox Den. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.1801, Longitude: -83.4032     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fox Den 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 Fox Den 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 311.736 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.428 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.261 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 Fox Den 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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