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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Pearson, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Pearson and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Pearson:
    • 35.709512, -85.184962
    • 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 Pearson
  • 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

Communities Also Named Pearson ...

We have found 22 communities that share the name Pearson.

Within Tennessee, the name Pearson is unique.

Beyond Tennessee, we know of another 22 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 22 communities, 21 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Tuscaloosa County
      • This Pearson is located in Tuscaloosa County and lies 221 miles [355.7 km]<1> to the southwest of the Pearson that is located in Bledsoe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tuscaloosa County community of Pearson.
    • Arkansas
      • Cleburne County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Pearson [Cleburne County].
      • Union County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Pearson [Union County].
    • California
      • San Joaquin County
      • This Pearson is located in San Joaquin County and lies 1,985 miles [3,194.5 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Pearson that is located in Bledsoe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the San Joaquin County community of Pearson.
      • Yuba County
      • This Pearson is located in Yuba County and lies 1,996 miles [3,212.3 km] to the west northwest of the Pearson that is located in Bledsoe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Yuba County community of Pearson.
    • Georgia
      • Atkinson County
      • This Pearson is located in Atkinson County and lies 332 miles [534.3 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Pearson that is located in Bledsoe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Atkinson County community of Pearson.
      • Coffee County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Pearson [Coffee County].
    • Idaho
      • Shoshone County
      • This Pearson is located in Shoshone County and lies 1,756 miles [2,826 km]<1> to the northwest of the Pearson that is located in Bledsoe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Shoshone County community of Pearson.
    • Maryland
      • Saint Mary's County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Maryland community of Pearson [Saint Mary's County].
    • Mississippi
      • Rankin County
      • This Pearson is located in Rankin County and lies 370 miles [595.5 km]<1> to the southwest of the Pearson that is located in Bledsoe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rankin County community of Pearson.
    • New Mexico
      • Roosevelt County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Roosevelt County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Roosevelt County community of Pearson.
    • North Carolina
      • Burke County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Pearson [Burke County].
    • Oklahoma
      • Pottawatomie County
      • This Pearson is located in Pottawatomie County and lies 661 miles [1,063.8 km]<1> to the west of the Pearson that is located in Bledsoe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pottawatomie County community of Pearson.
    • Ontario
      • This Pearson lies 872 miles [1,403.3 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Pearson that is located in Bledsoe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearson
    • South Carolina
      • Marlboro County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Carolina community of Pearson [Marlboro County].
    • Texas
      • Medina County
      • This Pearson is located in Medina County and lies 911 miles [1,466.1 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Pearson that is located in Bledsoe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Medina County community of Pearson.
    • Utah
      • Salt Lake County
      • This Pearson is located in Salt Lake County and lies 1,479 miles [2,380.2 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Pearson that is located in Bledsoe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Salt Lake County community of Pearson.
    • Washington
      • Kitsap County
      • This Pearson is located in Kitsap County and lies 2,075 miles [3,339.4 km]<1> to the northwest of the Pearson that is located in Bledsoe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kitsap County community of Pearson.
    • West Virginia
      • Randolph County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of Pearson [Randolph County].
    • Wisconsin
      • Bayfield County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Wisconsin community of Pearson [Bayfield County].
      • Langlade County
      • This Pearson is located in Langlade County and lies 696 miles [1,120.1 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Pearson that is located in Bledsoe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Langlade County community of Pearson.
    • Wyoming
      • Natrona County
      • This Pearson is located in Natrona County and lies 1,220 miles [1,963.4 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Pearson that is located in Bledsoe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Natrona County community of Pearson.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Pearson ...

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.

  • Cold Spring [Bledsoe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cold Spring
    • Cold Spring [Bledsoe County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Pearson
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cold Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cold Spring
  • Grapevine [Bledsoe County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grapevine
    • Grapevine [Bledsoe County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Pearson
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grapevine have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Hart [Bledsoe County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hart
    • Hart [Bledsoe County] was located less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Pearson
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hart have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Herbert Domain [Bledsoe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Herbert Domain
    • Herbert Domain [Bledsoe County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Pearson
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Herbert Domain have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Herbert Domain
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    • Lonewood [Van Buren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lonewood
      • Lonewood [Van Buren County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Pearson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lonewood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lonewood
    • Music [Cumberland County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Music
      • Music [Cumberland County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Pearson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Music have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • New Era [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Era
      • New Era [Cumberland County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Pearson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Era have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Era
    • Old Winesap [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Winesap
      • Old Winesap [Cumberland County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Pearson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Winesap have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Winesap
    • Pikeville [Bledsoe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pikeville
      • Pikeville [Bledsoe County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Pearson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,781 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pikeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pikeville<5>
    • Seals [Bledsoe County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seals
      • Seals [Bledsoe County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Pearson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seals have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Tiptop [Bledsoe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tiptop
      • Tiptop [Bledsoe County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Pearson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tiptop have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tiptop

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 Pearson. 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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    • Howard 'Louie Bluie' Armstrong     (Musician)
    • David Glenn Douglas     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Spring City (TN) on March 20, 1963 (a Wednesday) and died in Maryville (TN) on February 27, 2016 (a Saturday) at the age of 52. The body was cremated.
      • Spring City is located 18 miles [29 km] to the east of Pearson.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: David Glenn Douglas<6>
    • Ralph Emerson McGill     (Social activist)
      • Social activist. He was born in Soddy (TN) on February 5, 1898 (a Saturday) and died in Atlanta (GA) on February 3, 1969 (a Monday) at the age of 71. He is buried at Westview Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Soddy is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Pearson.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ralph Emerson McGill<6>
    • Stan Earl Mitchell     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Sparta (TN) on August 17, 1944 (a Thursday) and died in Sparta (TN) on January 24, 2012 (a Tueday) at the age of 67.
      • Sparta is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northwest of Pearson.
      • Sparta is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northwest of Pearson.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Stan Earl Mitchell<6>

How Far From Pearson 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 Pearson 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 community of Pearson once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Pearson and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Pikeville, which is the Seat of Bledsoe County and lies just to the South.
    • Nashville, which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 94 miles [151.3 km]<1> to the west northwest (WNW). If you could drive a straight line from Pearson to Nashville, with an average speed<7>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 498 miles [801.5 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 20 days and walking would take 29 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,381 miles [10,269.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,094 miles [11,416.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,969 miles [7,996.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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- Pearson) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pearson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.7095, Longitude: -85.1850       In this case, the coordinates for Pearson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Pearson could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<3>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 Pearson, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Pearson to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 312.801 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.584 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.125 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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