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

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks 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 this GPS location for Greeneville:
    • 36.163226, -82.830894
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Greeneville
  • 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:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Greeneville ...

We found one communities that share the name Greeneville.

Within Tennessee, the name Greeneville is unique.

Beyond Tennessee, there is another community also named Greeneville in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Georgia
      • Meriwether County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Greeneville [Meriwether County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Greeneville ...

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.

  • Cherrydale
    (Less than 2 miles to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherrydale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherrydale
    • Cherrydale is located in Greene County
  • Derby ‑ Historic
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Derby have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Derby
    • Derby is located in Greene County
  • Green Acres
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Acres
    • Green Acres is located in Greene County
  • Heritage Hills
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heritage Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heritage Hills
    • Heritage Hills is located in Greene County
  • Hickory Hills
    (Less than 2 miles to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Hills
    • Hickory Hills is located in Greene County
  • Holly Hills
    (Less than 2 miles to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Hills
    • Holly Hills is located in Greene County
  • Honeys Hill
    (Less than 2 miles to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Honeys Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Honeys Hill
    • Honeys Hill is located in Greene County
  • Meadowlark
    (Less than 2 miles to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadowlark have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadowlark
    • Meadowlark is located in Greene County
  • Pinecrest
    (Less than 2 miles to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pinecrest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinecrest
    • Pinecrest is located in Greene County
  • Robinson Forest
    (Less than 2 miles to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Robinson Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robinson Forest
    • Robinson Forest is located in Greene County
  • Rockwood Hill
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockwood Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockwood Hill
    • Rockwood Hill is located in Greene County
  • Sunnyside
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunnyside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyside
    • Sunnyside is located in Greene County
  • Windy Hills
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Windy Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windy Hills
    • Windy Hills is located in Greene County

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<3> beginning in Greeneville and extending to:

  • Nashville, which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 219 miles [352.4 km]<3> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Greeneville to Nashville, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take nearly four hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 13 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 369 miles [593.8 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take 6 hours, a buggy would take 15 days and walking would take 21 days.
  • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,262 miles [10,077.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,970 miles [11,217.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,847 miles [7,800.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Greeneville 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.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>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 from Point A (ie- Greeneville) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Greeneville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.1632, Longitude: -82.8309    
<4>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.
<5>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 Greeneville to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 311.394 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.032 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.029 degrees.









 

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