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Powell Chapel, Tennessee

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Introduction ...

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

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

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Powell Chapel

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 Powell Chapel. 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 Powell Chapel.

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

Sighting report for Giles County

Since Powell Chapel is near Lincoln County and also Marshall County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Lincoln County

Sighting report for Marshall County

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Powell Chapel ...

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.

Blooming Grove lies Less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Powell Chapel

Link to Google Map centered on Blooming Grove

Brick Church lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Powell Chapel

Link to Google Map centered on Brick Church

Crescent View lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Powell Chapel

Link to Google Map centered on Crescent View

Five Points lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Powell Chapel

Link to Google Map centered on Five Points

Friendship lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Powell Chapel

Link to Google Map centered on Friendship

Gordon lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Powell Chapel

Link to Google Map centered on Gordon

Green Acres lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Powell Chapel

Link to Google Map centered on Green Acres

Krapp Spring lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Powell Chapel

Link to Google Map centered on Krapp Spring

Riversburg lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Powell Chapel

Link to Google Map centered on Riversburg

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 Powell Chapel. 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, composer. He was born in Fayetteville (Tennessee) on Tueday April 16, 1929 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday August 13, 2003 at the age of 74. He is buried at Riverside National Cemetery (Riverside County, California).

Fayetteville is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Powell Chapel

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Benjamin Townsend<2>

How Far From Powell Chapel 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 Powell Chapel to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Pulaski, which is the Seat of Giles County, lies just to the Southwest.
  • Nashville, which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 65 miles [104.6 km]<1> to the North (N). If you could walk a straight line from Powell Chapel to Nashville, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 603 miles [970.4 km]<1> to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> per hour, would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,477 miles [10,423.7 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 7,193 miles [11,576 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,068 miles [8,156.2 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Tennessee

About Giles County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Giles County:

The official website for State of Tennessee:

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 from Point A (ie- Powell Chapel) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Powell Chapel. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.2320, Longitude: -86.9792     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Powell Chapel 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:
<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 Powell Chapel 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 313.878 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.758 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.991 degrees.






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