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Introduction ...

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

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

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Humes Ferry

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 Humes Ferry. 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 Humes Ferry.

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

Sighting report for Knox County

Since Humes Ferry is near Hamilton County and also Blount County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Hamilton County

Sighting report for Blount 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 Humes Ferry ...

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.

Arrowhead lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Humes Ferry

Link to Google Map centered on Arrowhead

Beverly lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Humes Ferry

Link to Google Map centered on Beverly

Black Oak lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Humes Ferry

Link to Google Map centered on Black Oak

Bonny Kate lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Humes Ferry

Link to Google Map centered on Bonny Kate

Colonial Village lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Humes Ferry

Link to Google Map centered on Colonial Village

Deep Creek lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Humes Ferry

Link to Google Map centered on Deep Creek

Forks of the River lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Humes Ferry

Link to Google Map centered on Forks of the River

Fountain City lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Humes Ferry

Link to Google Map centered on Fountain City

Grandview lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Humes Ferry

Link to Google Map centered on Grandview

Greenway lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Humes Ferry

Link to Google Map centered on Greenway

Holiday Hills lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Humes Ferry

Link to Google Map centered on Holiday Hills

Island Home lies Less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Humes Ferry

Link to Google Map centered on Island Home

Lincoln Park lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Humes Ferry

Link to Google Map centered on Lincoln Park

Loveland lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Humes Ferry

Link to Google Map centered on Loveland

Lyons View lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Humes Ferry

Link to Google Map centered on Lyons View

Marble City lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Humes Ferry

Link to Google Map centered on Marble City

Marbledale lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Humes Ferry

Link to Google Map centered on Marbledale

Mockingbird Hill lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Humes Ferry

Link to Google Map centered on Mockingbird Hill

Mule Hollow lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Humes Ferry

Link to Google Map centered on Mule Hollow

Park City lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Humes Ferry

Link to Google Map centered on Park City

Pleasant Hills lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Humes Ferry

Link to Google Map centered on Pleasant Hills

Riverbend lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Humes Ferry

Link to Google Map centered on Riverbend

Shooks lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Humes Ferry

Link to Google Map centered on Shooks

Spring Place lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Humes Ferry

Link to Google Map centered on Spring Place

Third Creek lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Humes Ferry

Link to Google Map centered on Third Creek

Timberlake lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Humes Ferry

Link to Google Map centered on Timberlake

Whittle Springs lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Humes Ferry

Link to Google Map centered on Whittle Springs

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 Humes Ferry. 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 is buried at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens (Davidson County, Tennessee).

Luttrell is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast of Humes Ferry

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 is buried at Lynnhurst Cemetery (Knox County, Tennessee).

Knoxville is located Less than 2 miles to the northwest of Humes Ferry

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Reggie Cobb<2>

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 is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the south of Humes Ferry

Find-A-Grave Memorial: David Glenn Douglas<2>

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 is buried at Cemetery of Spring Grove (Hamilton County, Ohio).

Knoxville is located Less than 2 miles to the northwest of Humes Ferry

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul 'Duke' Hogue, Sr.<2>

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 is buried at Lynnhurst Cemetery (Knox County, Tennessee).

Knoxville is located Less than 2 miles to the northwest of Humes Ferry

Knoxville is located Less than 2 miles to the northwest of Humes Ferry

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Meyer<2>

Professional football. He was born in Townsend (Tennessee) on Tueday March 16, 1920 and died in Signal Hills (Tennessee) on Sunday September 16, 2007 at the age of 87. He is buried at Grandview Cemetery (Blount County, Tennessee).

Townsend is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Humes Ferry

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Garrard Sliger 'Buster' Ramsey<2>

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 is buried at Sawnee View Gardens (Forsyth County, Georgia).

Knoxville is located Less than 2 miles to the northwest of Humes Ferry

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alvin 'Junior' Samples, Jr.<2>

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 is located Less than 2 miles to the northwest of Humes Ferry

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Earl Stuart, Jr.<2>

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 is buried at Edmondson Cemetery (Crittenden County, Arkansas).

Knoxville is located Less than 2 miles to the northwest of Humes Ferry

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John 'Big John' Tate<2>

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

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

  • Knoxville, which is the Seat of Knox County, lies just to the Northwest.
  • Nashville, which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 160 miles [257.5 km]<1> to the West (W). If you could drive a straight line from Humes Ferry to Nashville, with an average speed<3>of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 428 miles [688.8 km]<1> 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<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,317 miles [10,166.2 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,027 miles [11,308.9 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,903 miles [7,890.6 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Knox County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Knox County: www.knoxcounty.org/

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Humes Ferry) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Humes Ferry. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.9590, Longitude: -83.9130     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Humes Ferry 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>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.
<4>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 Humes Ferry to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 312.039 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.744 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.532 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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