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Foxfire, Tennessee
(Cumberland County)

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

The Cumberland County sighting report from eBird.

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

Sighting report for White County

Sighting report for Bledsoe 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

The website, centered on Foxfire.

How Far From Foxfire 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 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:

  • Crossville [Map], which is the Seat of Cumberland County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 98 miles [157.7 km] to the West (W). 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 two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 484 miles [778.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 19 days and walking would take 28 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,365 miles [10,243.5 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 7,078 miles [11,390.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,954 miles [7,972.7 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.

Camelot   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North of Foxfire   [Map]

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

Fairyland   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

Hide-A-Way Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

Highland View   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]

Hillcrest   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Holiday Hills   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Homestead   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]

Howard Springs   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Livesay   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Meadowview   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

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

Volunteer Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Wild Plum   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Foxfire

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

David Glenn Douglas

Professional football. He was born in Spring City (Tennessee) on Wednesday March 20, 1963 and died in Maryville (Tennessee) on Saturday February 27, 2016 at an age of 52.

Spring City [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Foxfire

Find-A-Grave Memorial: David Glenn Douglas

Stan Earl Mitchell

Professional football. He was born in Sparta (Tennessee) on Thursday August 17, 1944 and died in Sparta (Tennessee) on Tueday January 24, 2012 at an age of 67.

Sparta [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the west of Foxfire

Sparta [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the west of Foxfire

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Stan Earl Mitchell

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


New Castle County

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

Distance: About 572 miles [920.5 km] to the East Northeast.


Muscogee County

Our profile page for Foxfire, Muscogee County   [Map]

Distance: About 233 miles [375 km] to the South.

North Carolina

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Foxfire, Cumberland County   [Map]

Distance: About 345 miles [555.2 km] to the East.

Moore County

Our profile page for Foxfire, Moore County   [Map]

Distance: About 311 miles [500.5 km] to the East.

Wayne County

Our profile page for Foxfire, Wayne County   [Map]

Distance: About 396 miles [637.3 km] to the East.


Roanoke County

Our profile page for Foxfire, Roanoke County   [Map]

Distance: About 301 miles [484.4 km] to the East Northeast.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Cumberland County

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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 Cumberland County:

The official website for State of Tennessee:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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: 35.9195, Longitude: -85.0402     [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 312.719 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.52 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.011 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:

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