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Introduction ...

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

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

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Mimosa Estates

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 Mimosa Estates. 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 Mimosa Estates.

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

Sighting report for Blount County

Since Mimosa Estates is near Knox County and also Hamilton County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Knox County

Sighting report for Hamilton 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Mimosa Estates ...

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.

Airport Plaza lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Mimosa Estates

Link to Google Map centered on Airport Plaza

Arrowhead [Knox County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Mimosa Estates

Link to Google Map centered on Arrowhead

Fox Hills lies Less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Mimosa Estates

Link to Google Map centered on Fox Hills

Little River lies Less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Mimosa Estates

Link to Google Map centered on Little River

Littlebrook lies Less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Mimosa Estates

Link to Google Map centered on Littlebrook

Mentor lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Mimosa Estates

Link to Google Map centered on Mentor

Mimosa Heights lies Less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Mimosa Estates

Link to Google Map centered on Mimosa Heights

Mockingbird Hill [Knox County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Mimosa Estates

Link to Google Map centered on Mockingbird Hill

Riverbend [Knox County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Mimosa Estates

Link to Google Map centered on Riverbend

Rivertrace lies Less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Mimosa Estates

Link to Google Map centered on Rivertrace

Rocky Waters lies Less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Mimosa Estates

Link to Google Map centered on Rocky Waters

Springbrook lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Mimosa Estates

Link to Google Map centered on Springbrook

Topside [Knox County] lies Less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Mimosa Estates

Link to Google Map centered on Topside

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 Mimosa Estates. 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 Luttrell (Tennessee) on Friday June 20, 1924 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Saturday June 30, 2001 at the age of 77. He is buried at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens (Davidson County, Tennessee).

Luttrell is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast of Mimosa Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chester Burton 'Chet' Atkins<2>

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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the north of Mimosa Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Reggie Cobb<2>

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.

Maryville is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south of Mimosa Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: David Glenn Douglas<2>

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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the north of Mimosa Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul 'Duke' Hogue, Sr.<2>

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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the north of Mimosa Estates

Knoxville is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the north of Mimosa Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Meyer<2>

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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast of Mimosa Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Garrard Sliger 'Buster' Ramsey<2>

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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the north of Mimosa Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alvin 'Junior' Samples, Jr.<2>

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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the north of Mimosa Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Earl Stuart, Jr.<2>

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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the north of Mimosa Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John 'Big John' Tate<2>

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

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

  • Maryville, which is the Seat of Blount County, lies just to the South.
  • Nashville, which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 158 miles [254.3 km]<1> to the West (W). If you could drive a straight line from Mimosa Estates to Nashville, with an average speed<3>of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 434 miles [698.5 km]<1> to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 17 days and walking would take 25 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,324 miles [10,177.5 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 7,034 miles [11,320.1 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,910 miles [7,901.9 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Tennessee

About Blount County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Mimosa Estates. 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Mimosa Estates) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mimosa Estates. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.8479, Longitude: -83.9682     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mimosa Estates 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 Mimosa Estates 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 312.07 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.763 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.585 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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