A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Jena.
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 Jena, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Jena and the surrounding area.
Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:
The National Weather Service forecast for Jena
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 Jena. 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 Jena.
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 Loudon County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
Since Jena is near Blount County and also Monroe County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:
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:
Curious and Interesting Names Near Jena ...
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.
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 Jena. 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.
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].
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.
Musician. He was born in Tellico Plains (Tennessee) on Tueday September 27, 1927 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Saturday September 30, 2006 at the age of 79.
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].
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].
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 was buried at Grandview Cemetery (Blount County, Tennessee) [Map].
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].
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.
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].
How Far From Jena 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 Jena to various places of note, such as the White House.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Jena and extending to:
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Jena. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Loudon County: www.loudoncounty.org/
The official website for State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/
Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.
If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.
This page was last modified: 08 Jan 2020