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Manus Town, Tennessee

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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Manus Town and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

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 Manus Town. 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 Manus Town.

Bird Watching ...

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

The Cannon County sighting report from eBird.

Since Manus Town is near Warren County and also Coffee County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Warren County

Sighting report for Coffee County

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

The website, centered on Manus Town.

How Far From Manus Town 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 Manus Town 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<1> community of Manus Town once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Manus Town and extending to:

  • Woodbury [Map], which is the Seat of Cannon County, lies just to the Northwest.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 50 miles [80.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). If you could walk a straight line from Manus Town to Nashville, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 537 miles [864.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just over a day, a buggy would take 21 days and walking would take 31 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,411 miles [10,317.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,126 miles [11,468.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,002 miles [8,049.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Manus Town ...

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.

Bluewing   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast of Manus Town   [Map]

Centertown   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Coldwater (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Cross Roads   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Flatwood   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Jimtown (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]

Mooretown   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Oak Grove   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Pleasant View   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]

Red Hill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Sugar Tree Knob   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]

Sunny Slope   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]

Wildwood Mill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [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 Manus Town. 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.

Charlie Louvin     (Born as Charles Elzer Loudermilk)

Singer, songwriter. He was born in Henagar (Alabama) on Thursday July 7, 1927 and died in Wartrace (Tennessee) on Wednesday January 26, 2011 at an age of 83. He was buried at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].

Wartrace [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Manus Town

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charlie Louvin<8>

Sarah Polk     (Born as Sara Childress)

Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of James Polk (1845 - 1849). She was born in Murfreesboro (Tennessee) on Sunday September 4, 1803 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Friday August 14, 1891 at an age of 87.

Murfreesboro [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the west of Manus Town

Nashville [Map] is located 50 miles [80.5 km] to the northwest of Manus Town

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sarah Polk

Patsy Stoneman

Musician. She was born in Galax (Virginia) on Wednesday May 27, 1925 and died in Manchester (Tennessee) on Thursday July 23, 2015 at an age of 90. She was buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].

Manchester [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the south of Manus Town

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Patsy Stoneman

Van Haden Stoneman

Musician. He was born in Washington, DC [Map] on Tueday December 31, 1940 and died in Murfreesboro (Tennessee) on Saturday June 3, 1995 at an age of 54. He was buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].

Murfreesboro [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the west of Manus Town

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Van Haden Stoneman

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Tennessee

About Cannon County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Tennessee:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Manus Town, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>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- Manus Town) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Manus Town. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Manus Town

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Manus Town. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.7809, Longitude: -86.0055     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Manus Town have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<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.

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<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 Manus Town to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 313.304 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.173 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.452 degrees.

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<8>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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