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Gernt, Tennessee

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Introduction ...

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

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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Gernt, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Gernt and the surrounding area.

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Gernt

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 Gernt. 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 Gernt.

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

Sighting report for Fentress County

Since Gernt is near Scott County and also Morgan County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Scott County

Sighting report for Morgan County

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Gernt ...

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 wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Black Oak [Scott County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Gernt

Link to Google Map centered on Black Oak

Goad lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Gernt

Link to Google Map centered on Goad

High Point [Scott County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Gernt

Link to Google Map centered on High Point

Key Ford lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Gernt

Link to Google Map centered on Key Ford

Mount Helen lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Gernt

Link to Google Map centered on Mount Helen

Mountain View [Scott County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Gernt

Link to Google Map centered on Mountain View

Robbins [Scott County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Gernt

Link to Google Map centered on Robbins

Rugby [Morgan County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Gernt

Link to Google Map centered on Rugby

Sharp Place lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Gernt

Link to Google Map centered on Sharp Place

Speck [Scott County] lies Less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Gernt

Link to Google Map centered on Speck

Three Forks [Scott County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Gernt

Link to Google Map centered on Three Forks

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Gernt and extending to:

  • Jamestown, which is the Seat of Fentress County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the West. If you could walk a straight line from Gernt to Jamestown, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Nashville, which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 116 miles [186.7 km]<1> to the West (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 452 miles [727.4 km]<1> to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 18 days and walking would take 26 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,327 miles [10,182.3 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,041 miles [11,331.4 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,917 miles [7,913.1 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Tennessee

About Fentress County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Tennessee:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Gernt) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gernt. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.4454, Longitude: -84.7147     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Gernt have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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.
<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 Gernt to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 312.534 degrees.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.381 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.737 degrees.






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