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Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

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

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

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Hinds Creek

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 Hinds Creek. 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 Hinds Creek.

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

Sighting report for Anderson County

Since Hinds Creek is near Knox County and also Campbell County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Knox County

Sighting report for Campbell 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Hinds Creek ...

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.

Cedar Grove   -   5 miles [8 km]<1> to the East of Hinds Creek   [Map]

Deep Springs   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

Granite   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]

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

Ivory   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Knapp (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Maples   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Moore Ferry   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

Panther (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]

Peak   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

Twinville   -   5 miles [8 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 Hinds Creek. 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.

Musician. He was born in Luttrell (Tennessee) on Friday June 20, 1924 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Saturday June 30, 2001 at the age of 77. He was buried at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].

Luttrell [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the east of Hinds Creek

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chester Burton 'Chet' Atkins<2>

Professional football. He was born in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Sunday July 7, 1968 and died in Jacksonville (Florida) on Saturday April 20, 2019 at the age of 50. He was buried at Lynnhurst Cemetery (Knox County, Tennessee) [Map].

Knoxville [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Hinds Creek

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Reggie Cobb

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 the age of 52.

Maryville [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Hinds Creek

Find-A-Grave Memorial: David Glenn Douglas

Professional basketball. He was born in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Sunday April 28, 1940 and died in Cincinnati (Ohio) on Monday August 17, 2009 at the age of 69. He was buried at Cemetery of Spring Grove (Hamilton County, Ohio) [Map].

Knoxville [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Hinds Creek

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul 'Duke' Hogue, Sr.

Major League Baseball. He was born in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Thursday January 14, 1892 and died in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Sunday March 31, 1957 at the age of 65. He was buried at Lynnhurst Cemetery (Knox County, Tennessee) [Map].

Knoxville [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Hinds Creek

Knoxville [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Hinds Creek

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Meyer

Comedian, actor. He was born in Cumming (Georgia) on Tueday August 10, 1926 and died in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Sunday November 13, 1983 at the age of 57. He was buried at Sawnee View Gardens (Forsyth County, Georgia) [Map].

Knoxville [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Hinds Creek

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alvin 'Junior' Samples, Jr.

Musician. He was born in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Tueday February 7, 1928 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Sunday September 13, 1987 at the age of 59.

Knoxville [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Hinds Creek

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Earl Stuart, Jr.

Professional boxer. He was born in Marion (Arkansas) on Saturday January 29, 1955 and died in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Thursday April 9, 1998 at the age of 43. He was buried at Edmondson Cemetery (Crittenden County, Arkansas) [Map].

Knoxville [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Hinds Creek

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John 'Big John' Tate

How Far From Hinds Creek to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Hinds Creek to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<3> community of Hinds Creek once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Hinds Creek and extending to:

  • Clinton [Map], which is the Seat of Anderson County, lies just to the Southwest.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 149 miles [239.8 km] to the West (W). If you could drive a straight line from Hinds Creek to Nashville, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 430 miles [692 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 17 days and walking would take 25 days.
  • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,316 miles [10,164.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,027 miles [11,308.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,903 miles [7,890.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Tennessee

About Anderson County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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- Hinds Creek) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hinds Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.1381, Longitude: -84.0899     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hinds Creek have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>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 Hinds Creek, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Hinds Creek 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 312.149 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.895 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.557 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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