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Introduction ...

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

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

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Gray

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 Gray. 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 Gray.

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

Sighting report for Washington County

Since Gray is near Sullivan County and also Greene County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Sullivan County

Sighting report for Greene County

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

Communities Also Named Gray ...

We have found 30 communities that share the name Gray.

Within Tennessee, the name Gray is unique.

Beyond Tennessee, we know of another 30 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 30 communities, 29 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

Communities Elsewhere In North America

Jackson County

This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Gray [Jackson County].

This Gray was located in Jackson County and would have been 227 miles [365.3 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Gray that is located in Washington County.

Link to Google Map centered on Gray

Washington County

This community is historic<1> and although located in Washington County, we don't know where within the county.

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Gray.

Jones County

This Gray is located in Jones County and lies 242 miles [389.5 km]<2> to the south southwest of the Gray that is located in Washington County.

Link to Google Map centered on Gray

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jones County community of Gray.

Bonneville County

This Gray is located in Bonneville County and lies 1,592 miles [2,562.1 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Gray that is located in Washington County.

Link to Google Map centered on Gray

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bonneville County community of Gray.

Hamilton County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Indiana community of Gray [Hamilton County].

Audubon County

This Gray is located in Audubon County and lies 766 miles [1,232.8 km]<2> to the northwest of the Gray that is located in Washington County.

Link to Google Map centered on Gray

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Audubon County community of Gray.

Hodgeman County

This Gray is located in Hodgeman County and lies 949 miles [1,527.3 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Gray that is located in Washington County.

Link to Google Map centered on Gray

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hodgeman County community of Gray.

Knox County

This Gray is located in Knox County and lies 92 miles [148.1 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Gray that is located in Washington County.

Link to Google Map centered on Gray

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Knox County community of Gray.

Terrebonne Parish

This Gray is located in Terrebonne Parish and lies 667 miles [1,073.4 km]<2> to the southwest of the Gray that is located in Washington County.

Link to Google Map centered on Gray

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Terrebonne Parish community of Gray.

Cumberland County

This Gray is located in Cumberland County and lies 821 miles [1,321.3 km]<2> to the northeast of the Gray that is located in Washington County.

Link to Google Map centered on Gray

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cumberland County community of Gray.

Howard County

This Gray is located in Howard County and lies 366 miles [589 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Gray that is located in Washington County.

Link to Google Map centered on Gray

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Howard County community of Gray.

Kalkaska County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Gray [Kalkaska County].

Leake County

This Gray is located in Leake County and lies 463 miles [745.1 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Gray that is located in Washington County.

Link to Google Map centered on Gray

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Leake County community of Gray.

Lincoln County

This community is historic<1> and although located in Lincoln County, we don't know where within the county.

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lincoln County community of Gray.

Herkimer County

This Gray is located in Herkimer County and lies 618 miles [994.6 km]<2> to the northeast of the Gray that is located in Washington County.

Link to Google Map centered on Gray

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Herkimer County community of Gray.

Alleghany County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Gray [Alleghany County].

Stutsman County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Dakota community of Gray [Stutsman County].

Pickaway County

This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Gray [Pickaway County].

This Gray was located in Pickaway County and would have been 231 miles [371.8 km]<2> to the north of the Gray that is located in Washington County.

Link to Google Map centered on Gray

Washington County

This community is historic<1> and although located in Washington County, we don't know where within the county.

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Gray.

Beaver County

This Gray is located in Beaver County and lies 1,017 miles [1,636.7 km]<2> to the west of the Gray that is located in Washington County.

Link to Google Map centered on Gray

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Beaver County community of Gray.

Tulsa County

This Gray is located in Tulsa County and lies 756 miles [1,216.7 km]<2> to the west of the Gray that is located in Washington County.

Link to Google Map centered on Gray

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tulsa County community of Gray.

Blair County

This Gray is located in Blair County and lies 370 miles [595.5 km]<2> to the northeast of the Gray that is located in Washington County.

Link to Google Map centered on Gray

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Blair County community of Gray.

Clearfield County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Gray [Clearfield County].

Lycoming County

This Gray is located in Lycoming County and lies 452 miles [727.4 km]<2> to the northeast of the Gray that is located in Washington County.

Link to Google Map centered on Gray

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lycoming County community of Gray.

Somerset County

This Gray is located in Somerset County and lies 315 miles [506.9 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Gray that is located in Washington County.

Link to Google Map centered on Gray

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Somerset County community of Gray.

This Gray lies 1,446 miles [2,327.1 km]<2> to the northwest of the Gray that is located in Washington County.

Link to Google Map centered on Gray

Hampton County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Carolina community of Gray [Hampton County].

Eastland County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Gray [Eastland County].

Marion County

This Gray is located in Marion County and lies 704 miles [1,133 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Gray that is located in Washington County.

Link to Google Map centered on Gray

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marion County community of Gray.

Sussex County

This Gray is located in Sussex County and lies 285 miles [458.7 km]<2> to the east of the Gray that is located in Washington County.

Link to Google Map centered on Gray

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sussex County community of Gray.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Gray ...

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.

Applewalk Park [Sullivan County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Gray

Link to Google Map centered on Applewalk Park

Boring [Sullivan County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Gray

Link to Google Map centered on Boring

Buffalo Ridge was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south of Gray

Link to Google Map centered on Buffalo Ridge

Crouch Crossroad lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Gray

Link to Google Map centered on Crouch Crossroad

Flourville lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of Gray

Link to Google Map centered on Flourville

Fordtown [Sullivan County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Gray

Link to Google Map centered on Fordtown

Fourville lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Gray

Link to Google Map centered on Fourville

Hall Ford [Sullivan County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east of Gray

Link to Google Map centered on Hall Ford

Keebler Crossroads lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south of Gray

Link to Google Map centered on Keebler Crossroads

Lake Crest [Sullivan County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Gray

Link to Google Map centered on Lake Crest

Oak Grove lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the east of Gray

Link to Google Map centered on Oak Grove

Quail Creek [Sullivan County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Gray

Link to Google Map centered on Quail Creek

Royal Pines [Sullivan County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north of Gray

Link to Google Map centered on Royal Pines

Slaughter [Sullivan County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Gray

Link to Google Map centered on Slaughter

Summer Hills [Sullivan County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Gray

Link to Google Map centered on Summer Hills

Summersville [Sullivan County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Gray

Link to Google Map centered on Summersville

Wahoo [Sullivan County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north of Gray

Link to Google Map centered on Wahoo

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 Gray. 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.

Singer, TV Host, Radio announcer. He was born in Bristol (Tennessee) on Thursday February 13, 1919 and died in Reston (Virginia) on Thursday October 17, 1991 at the age of 72.

Bristol is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast of Gray

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ernie 'Tennessee Ernie' Ford<4>

17th President of the US (1865 - 1869). He was born in Raleigh (North Carolina) on Thursday December 29, 1808 and died in Elizabethton (Tennessee) on Saturday July 31, 1875 at the age of 66.

Elizabethton is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the east of Gray

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Johnson<4>

Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Andrew Johnson (1865 - 1869). She was born in Telford (Tennessee) on Thursday October 4, 1810 and died in Greeneville (Tennessee) on Saturday January 15, 1876 at the age of 65.

Telford is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the south of Gray

Greeneville is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Gray

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eliza Johnson<4>

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

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

  • Jonesborough, which is the Seat of Washington County, lies just to the South.
  • Nashville, which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 240 miles [386.2 km]<2> to the West (W). If you could drive a straight line from Gray to Nashville, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km]<2> per hour, it would take nearly four hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<2> per hour would take 14 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<2> per hour would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 342 miles [550.4 km]<2> to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 14 days and walking would take 20 days.
  • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,236 miles [10,035.9 km]<2> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,944 miles [11,175.3 km]<2> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<8>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,820 miles [7,757 km]<2> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Tennessee

About Washington County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Washington County: www.washingtoncountytn.com/

The official website for State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/

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 Gray, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 drawn from Point A (ie- Gray) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Gray. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Gray

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gray. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.4198, Longitude: -82.4765     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Gray have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Gray 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.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Gray to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 311.184 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.829 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.81 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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