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Introduction ...

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

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Henryville to:

  • Lawrenceburg [Map], which is the Seat of Lawrence County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Henryville to Lawrenceburg, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 63 miles [101.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 618 miles [994.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,486 miles [10,438.2 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 7,203 miles [11,592.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,079 miles [8,173.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Henryville ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Henryville.

While the name Henryville is unique within Tennessee, we know of another 9 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Tennessee

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Marshall County

Our profile page for Henryville, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 92 miles [148.1 km] to the Southeast


Clark County

Our profile page for Henryville, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 235 miles [378.2 km] to the North Northeast


Riley County

Our profile page for Henryville, Riley County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Riley County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.


Nicholas County

Our profile page for Henryville, Nicholas County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Nicholas County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Natchitoches Parish

Our profile page for Henryville, Natchitoches Parish   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 416 miles [669.5 km] to the Southwest

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Renville County

Our profile page for Henryville, Renville County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Renville County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Clay County

Our profile page for Henryville, Clay County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Clay County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Monroe County

Our profile page for Henryville, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 766 miles [1,232.8 km] to the Northeast

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Our profile page for Henryville   [Map]
Distance: About 1,003 miles [1,614.2 km] to the Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Henryville ...

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.

Brace   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East of Henryville   [Map]
Carpenters (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Center   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Flatwoods   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Metal Ford   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Park Grove   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Red Hill   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Rockquarry (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Summertown   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Three Oaks   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [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 Henryville. 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.

Meriwether Lewis
  Explorer, 2nd Governor of Louisiana. He was born in Ivy (Virginia) on Thursday August 18, 1774 and died in Hohenwald (Tennessee) on Wednesday October 11, 1809 at an age of 35. He was buried at Pioneer Cemetery (Lewis County, Tennessee) [Map].

Hohenwald [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest of Henryville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Meriwether Lewis<9>

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Henryville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.3920, Longitude: -87.3942     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Henryville 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 Henryville 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 314.142 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.084 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.13 degrees.

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<7>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek 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 Henryville 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.

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<8>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 Henryville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>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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