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Introduction ...

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

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

  • Weather ...
  • 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 McMullens:
    • 35.716468, -84.172691
    • 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 McMullens
       
  • 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
       

Curious and Interesting Names Near McMullens ...

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.

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    • Big Springs

      • Big Springs lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of McMullens
      • Link to Google Map centered on Big Springs
    • Centersville

      • Centersville [Loudon County] lies Less than 2 miles<1> to the west of McMullens
      • Link to Google Map centered on Centersville
    • Disco

      • Disco lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of McMullens
      • Link to Google Map centered on Disco
    • Friendsville

      • Friendsville lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of McMullens
      • Link to Google Map centered on Friendsville
    • Gooseneck

      • Gooseneck lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of McMullens
      • Link to Google Map centered on Gooseneck
    • Greenback

      • Greenback [Loudon County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of McMullens
      • Link to Google Map centered on Greenback
    • Jena

      • Jena [Loudon County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of McMullens
      • Link to Google Map centered on Jena
    • Marble Hill

      • Marble Hill lies Less than 2 miles<1> to the east of McMullens
      • Link to Google Map centered on Marble Hill
    • Meadow

      • Meadow [Loudon County] lies Less than 2 miles<1> to the south of McMullens
      • Link to Google Map centered on Meadow
    • Waterhaven

      • Waterhaven lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of McMullens
      • Link to Google Map centered on Waterhaven

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 McMullens. 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.

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    • Reggie Cobb     (Professional football)

      • 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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast of McMullens.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Reggie Cobb<2>
    • David Glenn Douglas     (Professional football)

      • 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.
      • Spring City is located 38 miles [61.2 km] to the west of McMullens.
      • Maryville is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the east of McMullens.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: David Glenn Douglas<2>
    • Burkett Howard 'Uncle Josh' Graves     (Musician)

      • 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.
      • Tellico Plains is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the south of McMullens.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Burkett Howard 'Uncle Josh' Graves<2>
    • Paul 'Duke' Hogue, Sr.     (Professional basketball)

      • 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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast of McMullens.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul 'Duke' Hogue, Sr.<2>
    • Billy Meyer     (Major League Baseball)

      • 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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast of McMullens.
      • Knoxville is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast of McMullens.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Meyer<2>
    • Garrard Sliger 'Buster' Ramsey     (Professional football)

      • 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 23 miles [37 km] to the east of McMullens.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Garrard Sliger 'Buster' Ramsey<2>
    • Alvin 'Junior' Samples, Jr.     (Comedian, actor)

      • 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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast of McMullens.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alvin 'Junior' Samples, Jr.<2>
    • Joe Earl Stuart, Jr.     (Musician)

      • 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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast of McMullens.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Earl Stuart, Jr.<2>
    • John 'Big John' Tate     (Professional boxer)

      • 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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast of McMullens.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John 'Big John' Tate<2>

How Far From McMullens to ...

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

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

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    • Maryville, which is the Seat of Blount County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east northeast. If you could walk a straight line from McMullens to Maryville, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take nearly four hours.

    • Nashville, which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 148 miles [238.2 km]<1> to the west northwest (WNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.

    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 449 miles [722.6 km]<1> to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 18 days and walking would take 26 days.

    • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,339 miles [10,201.6 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 7,049 miles [11,344.3 km]<1> and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>

    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,925 miles [7,926 km]<1> and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Blount County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Blount County: www.korrnet.org/blountco/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- McMullens) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in McMullens. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.7165, Longitude: -84.1727     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for McMullens 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 McMullens 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 312.19 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.882 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.704 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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