A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
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.
Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:
The National Weather Service forecast for Foxfire 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 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:
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:
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.
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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:
Communities Outside of Tennessee
New Castle County
Distance: About 589 miles [947.9 km] to the Northeast.
Distance: About 182 miles [292.9 km] to the South.
Distance: About 329 miles [529.5 km] to the East.
Distance: About 295 miles [474.8 km] to the East.
Distance: About 383 miles [616.4 km] to the East.
Distance: About 310 miles [498.9 km] to the East Northeast.
Other Roadside Stops ...
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/
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This page was last modified: 15 Nov 2019