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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 Philadelphia, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia:
    • 35.678915, -84.399771
    • 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 Philadelphia
  • 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 Philadelphia ...

We have found eighteen communities that share the name Philadelphia.

There are three communities within Tennessee that are also named Philadelphia.

Beyond Tennessee, we know of another fifteen communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Located In Tennessee ...
    • Jackson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Philadelphia [Jackson County].
    • Maury County
      • This Philadelphia is located in Maury County and lies 141 miles [226.9 km]<2> to the west of the Philadelphia that is located in Loudon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Philadelphia
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Maury County community of Philadelphia.
    • Washington County
      • This Philadelphia is located in Washington County and lies 104 miles [167.4 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Philadelphia that is located in Loudon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Philadelphia
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Philadelphia.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Calhoun County
      • This Philadelphia is located in Calhoun County and lies 136 miles [218.9 km]<2> to the south southwest of the Philadelphia that is located in Loudon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Philadelphia
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Calhoun County community of Philadelphia.
      • Houston County
      • This Philadelphia is located in Houston County and lies 314 miles [505.3 km] to the south of the Philadelphia that is located in Loudon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Philadelphia
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Houston County community of Philadelphia.
    • Arkansas
      • Columbia County
      • This Philadelphia is located in Columbia County and lies 535 miles [861 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Philadelphia that is located in Loudon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Philadelphia
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Columbia County community of Philadelphia.
      • Craighead County
      • This Philadelphia is located in Craighead County and lies 353 miles [568.1 km] to the west of the Philadelphia that is located in Loudon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Philadelphia
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Craighead County community of Philadelphia.
    • Illinois
      • Cass County
      • This Philadelphia is located in Cass County and lies 427 miles [687.2 km]<2> to the northwest of the Philadelphia that is located in Loudon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Philadelphia
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cass County community of Philadelphia.
    • Indiana
      • Hancock County
      • This Philadelphia is located in Hancock County and lies 294 miles [473.1 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Philadelphia that is located in Loudon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Philadelphia
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hancock County community of Philadelphia.
    • Mississippi
      • Neshoba County
      • This Philadelphia is located in Neshoba County and lies 335 miles [539.1 km]<2> to the southwest of the Philadelphia that is located in Loudon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Philadelphia
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Neshoba County community of Philadelphia.
    • Missouri
      • Marion County
      • This Philadelphia is located in Marion County and lies 492 miles [791.8 km]<2> to the northwest of the Philadelphia that is located in Loudon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Philadelphia
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marion County community of Philadelphia.
    • New Mexico
      • Cibola County
      • This Philadelphia is located in Cibola County and lies 1,299 miles [2,090.5 km]<2> to the west of the Philadelphia that is located in Loudon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Philadelphia
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cibola County community of Philadelphia.
    • New York
      • Jefferson County
      • This Philadelphia is located in Jefferson County and lies 743 miles [1,195.7 km]<2> to the northeast of the Philadelphia that is located in Loudon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Philadelphia
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Philadelphia.
    • North Carolina
      • Camden County
      • This Philadelphia is located in Camden County and lies 468 miles [753.2 km]<2> to the east of the Philadelphia that is located in Loudon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Philadelphia
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Camden County community of Philadelphia.
      • Richmond County
      • This Philadelphia is located in Richmond County and lies 267 miles [429.7 km] to the east of the Philadelphia that is located in Loudon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Philadelphia
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Richmond County community of Philadelphia.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Philadelphia County
      • This Philadelphia is located in Philadelphia County and lies 583 miles [938.2 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Philadelphia that is located in Loudon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Philadelphia
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Philadelphia County community of Philadelphia.
    • South Carolina
      • Darlington 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 South Carolina community of Philadelphia [Darlington County].
    • Virginia
      • Suffolk City
      • This Philadelphia is located in Suffolk City and lies 440 miles [708.1 km]<2> to the east of the Philadelphia that is located in Loudon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Philadelphia
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Suffolk City community of Philadelphia.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Philadelphia ...

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.

  • Big Piney [Loudon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Piney
    • Big Piney [Loudon County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east of Philadelphia
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Piney have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Piney
  • Eve Mills [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eve Mills
    • Eve Mills [Monroe County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southeast of Philadelphia
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eve Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eve Mills
  • Maple Spring [Loudon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maple Spring
    • Maple Spring [Loudon County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Philadelphia
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maple Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maple Spring
  • Old Sweetwater [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Sweetwater
    • Old Sweetwater [Monroe County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Philadelphia
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Sweetwater have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Sweetwater
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Pond Creek Ferry [Loudon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pond Creek Ferry
      • Pond Creek Ferry [Loudon County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north of Philadelphia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pond Creek Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pond Creek Ferry
    • Prospect [Loudon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prospect
      • Prospect [Loudon County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north of Philadelphia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prospect have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prospect
    • Robinson Mill [Loudon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robinson Mill
      • Robinson Mill [Loudon County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northeast of Philadelphia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Robinson Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robinson Mill
    • Rockville [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockville
      • Rockville [Monroe County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south of Philadelphia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
    • Sunnyside [Loudon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyside
      • Sunnyside [Loudon County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the south of Philadelphia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunnyside have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnyside
    • Sweetwater [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweetwater
      • Sweetwater [Monroe County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Philadelphia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,956 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sweetwater have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweetwater
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sweetwater<5>

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 Philadelphia. 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • 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. The body was cremated.
      • Spring City is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Philadelphia.
      • Maryville is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Philadelphia.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: David Glenn Douglas<6>
    • 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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the south of Philadelphia.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Burkett Howard 'Uncle Josh' Graves<6>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Loudon, which is the Seat of Loudon County and lies just to the Northeast.
    • Nashville, which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 137 miles [220.5 km]<2> to the west northwest (WNW). If you could drive a straight line from Philadelphia to Nashville, with an average speed<7>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 461 miles [741.9 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 18 days and walking would take 27 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,350 miles [10,219.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,060 miles [11,362 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,936 miles [7,943.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Loudon County: www.loudoncounty.org/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Philadelphia 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.
<2>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- Philadelphia) 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 Philadelphia. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PhiladelphiaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Philadelphia. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.6789, Longitude: -84.3998       In this case, the coordinates for Philadelphia have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Philadelphia, 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 Philadelphia 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 312.326 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.033 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.807 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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