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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Foxfire 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 Foxfire. 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 Foxfire.

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

The Bradley County sighting report from eBird.

Since Foxfire is near Polk County and also McMinn County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Polk County

Sighting report for McMinn 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 Foxfire.

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

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

  • Cleveland [Map], which is the Seat of Bradley County, lies just to the West.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 129 miles [207.6 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). If you could drive a straight line from Foxfire 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 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 499 miles [803.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 20 days and walking would take 29 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,390 miles [10,283.7 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 7,100 miles [11,426.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,976 miles [8,008.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Foxfire ...

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.

American Heritage   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast of Foxfire   [Map]

Arrowhead Point   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]

Heritage Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]

Peach Orchard   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

Rolling Brook   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

Royal Oak   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

Tasso   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]

Tasso Heights   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]

Whisperwood   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [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 Foxfire. 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.

Howard 'Louie Bluie' Armstrong

Musician. He was born in Dayton (Tennessee) on Thursday March 4, 1909 and died in Boston (Massachusetts) on Wednesday July 30, 2003 at an age of 94. He was buried at Forest Hills Cemetery (Suffolk County, Massachusetts) [Map].

Dayton [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest of Foxfire

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Howard 'Louie Bluie' Armstrong<7>

Joseph William 'Joe' Engel

Major League Baseball. He was born in Washington, DC [Map] on Sunday March 12, 1893 and died in Chattanooga (Tennessee) on Thursday June 12, 1969 at an age of 76. He was buried at Forest Hills Cemetery (Hamilton County, Tennessee) [Map].

Chattanooga [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Foxfire

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph William 'Joe' Engel

Cal Ermer     (Calvin Coolidge Ermer)

Major League Baseball. He was born in Baltimore (Maryland) on Saturday November 10, 1923 and died in Chattanooga (Tennessee) on Saturday August 8, 2009 at an age of 85. He was buried at Chattanooga National Cemetery (Hamilton County, Tennessee) [Map].

Chattanooga [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Foxfire

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cal Ermer

Joe Frazier

Major League Baseball. He was born in Liberty (North Carolina) on Friday October 6, 1922 and died in Broken Arrow (Oklahoma) on Tueday February 15, 2011 at an age of 88. He was buried at Bixby Cemetery (Tulsa County, Oklahoma) [Map].

Liberty [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Foxfire

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Frazier

Marshall Lon Freeman

Singer. He was born in Berryton (Georgia) on Sunday February 6, 1921 and died in Rocky Face (Georgia) on Wednesday July 30, 2003 at an age of 82. He was buried at Whitfield Memorial Gardens (Whitfield County, Georgia) [Map].

Rocky Face [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Foxfire

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marshall Lon Freeman

James Harle 'Jimmy' Johnston

Major League Baseball. He was born in Cleveland (Tennessee) on Tueday December 10, 1889 and died in Chattanooga (Tennessee) on Tueday February 14, 1967 at an age of 77. He was buried at Forest Hills Cemetery (Hamilton County, Tennessee) [Map].

Cleveland [Map] is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the west of Foxfire

Chattanooga [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Foxfire

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Harle 'Jimmy' Johnston

Ralph Emerson McGill

Social activist. He was born in Soddy (Tennessee) on Saturday February 5, 1898 and died in Atlanta (Georgia) on Monday February 3, 1969 at an age of 71. He was buried at Westview Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia) [Map].

Soddy [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of Foxfire

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ralph Emerson McGill

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].

Signal Hills [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Foxfire

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

Bessie Smith

Musician. She was born in Chattanooga (Tennessee) on Sunday April 15, 1894 and died in Clarksdale (Mississippi) on Sunday September 26, 1937 at an age of 43. She was buried at Mt. Lawn Cemetery (Delaware County, Pennsylvania) [Map].

Chattanooga [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Foxfire

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bessie Smith

Valaida Snow

Musician, singer, actress. She was born in Chattanooga (Tennessee) on Friday June 2, 1905 and died in New York (New York) on Wednesday May 30, 1956 at an age of 50. She was buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Hamilton County, Tennessee) [Map].

Chattanooga [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Foxfire

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Valaida Snow

Leon Lamar 'Daddy Wags' Wagner

Major League Baseball. He was born in Chattanooga (Tennessee) on Sunday May 13, 1934 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday January 3, 2004 at an age of 69. He was buried at Riverside National Cemetery (Riverside County, California) [Map].

Chattanooga [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Foxfire

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Leon Lamar 'Daddy Wags' Wagner

Communities Also Named Foxfire ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Foxfire.

Within Tennessee, there is just one other community named Foxfire. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 6 communities in the United States - with 7 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

Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for Foxfire, New Castle County   [Map]

Distance: About 589 miles [947.9 km] to the Northeast.

Georgia

Muscogee County

Our profile page for Foxfire, Muscogee County   [Map]

Distance: About 182 miles [292.9 km] to the South.

North Carolina

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Foxfire, Cumberland County   [Map]

Distance: About 329 miles [529.5 km] to the East.

Moore County

Our profile page for Foxfire, Moore County   [Map]

Distance: About 295 miles [474.8 km] to the East.

Wayne County

Our profile page for Foxfire, Wayne County   [Map]

Distance: About 383 miles [616.4 km] to the East.

Virginia

Roanoke County

Our profile page for Foxfire, Roanoke County   [Map]

Distance: About 310 miles [498.9 km] to the East Northeast.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Tennessee

About Bradley County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Bradley County: www.bradleyco.net/

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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Foxfire) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Foxfire. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.1779, Longitude: -84.8166     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Foxfire 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 Foxfire 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 312.562 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.234 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.107 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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