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Introduction ...

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

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

  • 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 Jaybird:
    • 35.965930, -83.200992
    • 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 Jaybird
  • 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 Jaybird ...

We have found three communities that share the name Jaybird.

There is one other community in Tennessee which is also named Jaybird.

Beyond Tennessee, we know of another two communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Located In Tennessee ...

    • Hamblen County

      • This Jaybird is located in Hamblen County and lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of the Jaybird that is located in Cocke County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jaybird
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hamblen County community of Jaybird.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...

    • Arkansas

      • Benton County

      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Jaybird [Benton County].
    • Ohio

      • Adams County
      • This Jaybird is located in Adams County and lies 205 miles [329.9 km]<1> to the north of the Jaybird that is located in Cocke County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jaybird
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Adams County community of Jaybird.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Jaybird ...

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.

  • View Our List ...

    • Bat Harbor [Cocke County]

      • Bat Harbor [Cocke County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Jaybird
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bat Harbor
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jaybird
    • Birdsville [Cocke County] (Historic)

      • Birdsville [Cocke County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Jaybird
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Birdsville
    • English Creek [Cocke County]

      • English Creek [Cocke County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Jaybird
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for English Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jaybird
    • Fowler Grove [Cocke County]

      • Fowler Grove [Cocke County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Jaybird
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fowler Grove
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jaybird
    • Gum Spring [Cocke County]

      • Gum Spring [Cocke County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Jaybird
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gum Spring
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jaybird
    • Irish Cut [Cocke County]

      • Irish Cut [Cocke County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Jaybird
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irish Cut
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jaybird
    • Jimtown [Cocke County]

      • Jimtown [Cocke County] lies Less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Jaybird
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jimtown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jaybird
    • Leadvale [Cocke County]

      • Leadvale [Cocke County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Jaybird
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leadvale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jaybird
    • Liberty Hill [Cocke County]

      • Liberty Hill [Cocke County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Jaybird
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty Hill
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jaybird
    • Licklog [Cocke County]

      • Licklog [Cocke County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Jaybird
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Licklog
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jaybird
    • Lilac [Cocke County] (Historic)

      • Lilac [Cocke County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Jaybird
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lilac
    • Maple Spring [Cocke County]

      • Maple Spring [Cocke County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Jaybird
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maple Spring
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jaybird
    • Parrottsville [Cocke County]

      • Parrottsville [Cocke County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Jaybird
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parrottsville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jaybird
    • Pleasant Grove [Cocke County]

      • Pleasant Grove [Cocke County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Jaybird
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Grove
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jaybird
    • Promised Land [Jefferson County]

      • Promised Land [Jefferson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Jaybird
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Promised Land
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jaybird
    • Tryon [Jefferson County]

      • Tryon [Jefferson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Jaybird
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tryon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jaybird

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 Jaybird. 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.

  • View Our List ...

    • Eliza Johnson     (Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Andrew Johnson (1865 - 1869))

      • 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 41 miles [66 km] to the northeast of Jaybird.
      • Greeneville is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Jaybird.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eliza Johnson<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...

    • Newport, which is the Seat of Cocke County and lies just to the South Southeast.

    • Nashville, which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 200 miles [321.9 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Jaybird to Nashville, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour would take 12 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take 8 days.

    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 393 miles [632.5 km]<1> to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 16 days and walking would take 23 days.

    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,287 miles [10,117.9 km]<1> and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>

    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,995 miles [11,257.4 km]<1> and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>

    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,871 miles [7,839.1 km]<1> and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Tennessee

About Cocke County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Jaybird) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jaybird. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.9659, Longitude: -83.2010       In this case, the coordinates for Jaybird have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Jaybird, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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.
<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 Jaybird 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 311.612 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.255 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.237 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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