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Introduction ...

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

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

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Millington

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 Millington. 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 Millington.

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

Sighting report for Shelby County

Since Millington is near Tipton County and also Mississippi County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Tipton County

Sighting report for Mississippi 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

Communities Also Named Millington ...

We have found ten communities that share the name Millington.

Within Tennessee, the name Millington is unique.

Beyond Tennessee, we know of another ten communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these ten communities, nine are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

Communities Elsewhere In North America

Middlesex County

This Millington is located in Middlesex County and lies 1,036 miles [1,667.3 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Millington that is located in Shelby County.

Link to Google Map centered on Millington

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Middlesex County community of Millington.

Kendall County

This Millington is located in Kendall County and lies 435 miles [700.1 km]<1> to the north of the Millington that is located in Shelby County.

Link to Google Map centered on Millington

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kendall County community of Millington.

Kent County

This Millington is located in Kent County and lies 816 miles [1,313.2 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Millington that is located in Shelby County.

Link to Google Map centered on Millington

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kent County community of Millington.

Franklin 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 Massachusetts community of Millington [Franklin County].

This Millington was located in Franklin County and would have been 1,063 miles [1,710.7 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Millington that is located in Shelby County.

Link to Google Map centered on Millington

Tuscola County

This Millington is located in Tuscola County and lies 644 miles [1,036.4 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Millington that is located in Shelby County.

Link to Google Map centered on Millington

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tuscola County community of Millington.

Kemper County

This Millington is located in Kemper County and lies 189 miles [304.2 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Millington that is located in Shelby County.

Link to Google Map centered on Millington

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kemper County community of Millington.

Morris County

This Millington is located in Morris County and lies 912 miles [1,467.7 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Millington that is located in Shelby County.

Link to Google Map centered on Millington

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Morris County community of Millington.

Coos County

This Millington is located in Coos County and lies 1,898 miles [3,054.5 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Millington that is located in Shelby County.

Link to Google Map centered on Millington

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Coos County community of Millington.

This Millington lies 1,146 miles [1,844.3 km]<1> to the northeast of the Millington that is located in Shelby County.

Link to Google Map centered on Millington

Albemarle County

This Millington is located in Albemarle County and lies 652 miles [1,049.3 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Millington that is located in Shelby County.

Link to Google Map centered on Millington

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Albemarle County community of Millington.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Millington ...

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.

Bolton lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Millington

Link to Google Map centered on Bolton

Bush Grove lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Millington

Link to Google Map centered on Bush Grove

Cuba lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Millington

Link to Google Map centered on Cuba

Egypt lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Millington

Link to Google Map centered on Egypt

Ellendale lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Millington

Link to Google Map centered on Ellendale

Griffin Corner lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Millington

Link to Google Map centered on Griffin Corner

Jester was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Millington

Link to Google Map centered on Jester

Little John lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Millington

Link to Google Map centered on Little John

Locke lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Millington

Link to Google Map centered on Locke

Lucy lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Millington

Link to Google Map centered on Lucy

Peckerwood Point [Tipton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Millington

Link to Google Map centered on Peckerwood Point

Prosperity lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Millington

Link to Google Map centered on Prosperity

Williams Chapel lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Millington

Link to Google Map centered on Williams Chapel

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 Millington. 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 Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday June 9, 1929 and died in Houston (Texas) on Saturday December 25, 1954 at the age of 25. He is buried at New Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee).

Memphis is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest of Millington

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Johnny Ace<3>

Musician. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Saturday February 15, 1941 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday January 20, 1974 at the age of 32. He is buried at Forest Hill Cemetery East (Shelby County, Tennessee).

Memphis is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest of Millington

Memphis is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest of Millington

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles 'Packy' Axton<3>

Oscar winning actress, director. She was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday June 28, 1948

Memphis is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest of Millington

Musician. He was born in Somerville (Tennessee) on Friday July 2, 1897 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Wednesday October 14, 1987 at the age of 90. He is buried at New Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee).

Somerville is located 31 miles [49.9 km] to the east of Millington

Memphis is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest of Millington

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Reverend William Herbert Brewster, Sr.<3>

Actress, singer. She was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday November 11, 1900 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday June 14, 1993 at the age of 92. She is buried at Desert Memorial Park (Riverside County, California).

Memphis is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest of Millington

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lorraine Brox<3>

Singer. He was born in Clarksdale (Mississippi) on Saturday June 13, 1942 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday January 7, 2001 at the age of 58. He is buried at New Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee).

Memphis is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest of Millington

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Carr<3>

Singer, songwriter, pianist. She was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Wednesday March 25, 1942 and died in Detroit (Michigan) on Thursday August 16, 2018 at the age of 76. She is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Wayne County, Michigan).

Memphis is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest of Millington

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Aretha Franklin<3>

Singer, composer. She was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Tueday January 29, 1929 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Tueday January 3, 1995 at the age of 66. She is buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).

Memphis is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest of Millington

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cassietta George<3>

Musician, composer, actor. He was born in Covington (Tennessee) on Thursday August 20, 1942 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday August 10, 2008 at the age of 66.

Covington is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast of Millington

Memphis is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest of Millington

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Isaac Hayes<3>

Civil rights leader, minister, lawyer. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Saturday January 31, 1925 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Thursday April 15, 2010 at the age of 85. He is buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee).

Memphis is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest of Millington

Memphis is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest of Millington

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Benjamin Lawson Hooks<3>

Singer. She was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday April 1, 1895 and died in New York (New York) on Wednesday October 17, 1984 at the age of 89. She is buried at Ferncliff Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).

Memphis is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest of Millington

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alberta Hunter<3>

Musician, actor. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Wednesday November 27, 1935 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Wednesday October 1, 1975 at the age of 39. He is buried at New Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee).

Memphis is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest of Millington

Memphis is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest of Millington

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Al Jackson, Jr.<3>

Musician - a member of 'The Memphis Horns'. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday November 24, 1941 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Tueday June 21, 2016 at the age of 74. He is buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee).

Memphis is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest of Millington

Memphis is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest of Millington

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wayne Jackson<3>

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

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

  • Memphis, which is the Seat of Shelby County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Millington to Memphis, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Nashville, which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 183 miles [294.5 km]<1> to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 748 miles [1,203.8 km]<1> to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 43 days.
  • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,588 miles [10,602.4 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 7,312 miles [11,767.5 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,188 miles [8,349.3 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Millington: www.ci.millington.tn.us/

The official website for Shelby County: www.shelbycountytn.gov/

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Millington) 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 Millington. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Millington

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Millington. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.3373, Longitude: -89.8907     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Millington 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 Millington, 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 Millington 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 315.701 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.878 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.215 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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