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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Fox 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. 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.

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

The Sevier County sighting report from eBird.

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

Sighting report for Jefferson County

Sighting report for Cocke 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.

How Far From Fox to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories 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 to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Fox once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Fox and extending to:

  • Sevierville [Map], which is the Seat of Sevier County, lies just to the West Southwest.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 189 miles [304.2 km] to the West (W). If you could drive a straight line from Fox to Nashville, with an average speed<3>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 405 miles [651.8 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<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,297 miles [10,134 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,006 miles [11,275.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,882 miles [7,856.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Fox ...

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.

Bird Crossroad   -   Less than 2 miles to the East of Fox   [Map]

Cedar Bluff   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Chestnut Hill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

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

Elliot Ferry   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Harrisburg   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Jones Cove   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Maple Spring   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Pleasant Hill (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Promised Land   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Sandy Ridge   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Shady Grove   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Tryon   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Walnut Grove   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [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. 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest of Fox

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chester Burton 'Chet' Atkins<8>

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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Fox

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Reggie Cobb

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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Fox

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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Fox

Knoxville [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Fox

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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Fox

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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Fox

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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Fox

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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Fox

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

Communities Also Named Fox ...

We have found 33 communities that share the name Fox.

While the name Fox is unique within Tennessee, we know of another 33 communities with the same name in the United States.


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Alabama

Tuscaloosa County

Our profile page for Fox, Tuscaloosa County

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

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

Alaska

Our profile page for Fox   [Map]

Distance: About 3,253 miles [5,235.2 km] to the North Northwest.

Arizona

Greenlee County

Our profile page for Fox, Greenlee County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,479 miles [2,380.2 km] to the West.

Arkansas

Stone County

Our profile page for Fox, Stone County   [Map]

Distance: About 498 miles [801.5 km] to the West.

Colorado

Arapahoe County

Our profile page for Fox, Arapahoe County

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

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

Illinois

Kendall County

Our profile page for Fox, Kendall County   [Map]

Distance: About 480 miles [772.5 km] to the North Northwest.

Indiana

Grant County

Our profile page for Fox, Grant County   [Map]

Distance: About 349 miles [561.7 km] to the North Northwest.

Iowa

Iowa County

Our profile page for Fox, Iowa County

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

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

Kansas

Barber County

Our profile page for Fox, Barber County

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

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

Harper County

Our profile page for Fox, Harper County

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

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

Hodgeman County

Our profile page for Fox, Hodgeman County

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

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

Kingman County

Our profile page for Fox, Kingman County

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

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

Kentucky

Estill County

Our profile page for Fox, Estill County   [Map]

Distance: About 133 miles [214 km] to the North Northwest.

Michigan

Houghton County

Our profile page for Fox, Houghton County

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

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

Kalamazoo County

Our profile page for Fox, Kalamazoo County

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

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

Kent County

Our profile page for Fox, Kent County

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

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

Menominee County

Our profile page for Fox, Menominee County   [Map]

Distance: About 691 miles [1,112.1 km] to the North Northwest.

Minnesota

Roseau County

Our profile page for Fox, Roseau County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,094 miles [1,760.6 km] to the North Northwest.

Mississippi

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Fox, Montgomery County   [Map]

Distance: About 392 miles [630.9 km] to the West Southwest.

Missouri

Ray County

Our profile page for Fox, Ray County

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

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

Montana

Beaverhead County

Our profile page for Fox, Beaverhead County

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

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

Carbon County

Our profile page for Fox, Carbon County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,491 miles [2,399.5 km] to the Northwest.

New York

Cattaraugus County

Our profile page for Fox, Cattaraugus County   [Map]

Distance: About 516 miles [830.4 km] to the North Northeast.

Ohio

Pickaway County

Our profile page for Fox, Pickaway County   [Map]

Distance: About 258 miles [415.2 km] to the North.

Oklahoma

Carter County

Our profile page for Fox, Carter County   [Map]

Distance: About 802 miles [1,290.7 km] to the West.

Oregon

Grant County

Our profile page for Fox, Grant County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,959 miles [3,152.7 km] to the West Northwest.

Texas

Dallas County

Our profile page for Fox, Dallas County

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

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

Gonzales County

Our profile page for Fox, Gonzales County

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

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

Harrison County

Our profile page for Fox, Harrison County

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

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

Parker County

Our profile page for Fox, Parker County   [Map]

Distance: About 854 miles [1,374.4 km] to the West.

Utah

Millard County

Our profile page for Fox, Millard County

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

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

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Fox, Salt Lake County

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

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

Virginia

Grayson County

Our profile page for Fox, Grayson County   [Map]

Distance: About 126 miles [202.8 km] to the East Northeast.

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Fox, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>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- Fox) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fox. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.9093, Longitude: -83.3957     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fox have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 311.728 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.379 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.332 degrees.

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<8>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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<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 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 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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