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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Primroy and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

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 Primroy. 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 Primroy.

Bird Watching ...

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

The Campbell County sighting report from eBird.

Since Primroy is near Union County and also Anderson County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Union County

Sighting report for Anderson County

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:

The Waymark.com website, centered on Primroy.

How Far From Primroy 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 community such as Primroy 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<1> community of Primroy once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Primroy and extending to:

  • Jacksboro [Map], which is the Seat of Campbell County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Primroy to Jacksboro, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 153 miles [246.2 km] to the West (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 420 miles [675.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 17 days and walking would take 24 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,303 miles [10,143.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,015 miles [11,289.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,891 miles [7,871.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Primroy ...

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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Boy (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the South of Primroy   [Map]

Flat Hollow   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Fordtown   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Forkvale (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Hatmaker (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Hunter   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]

Ivydell   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]

Long Hollow   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]

Mossy Spring   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Peabody   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Victory   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Walnut Grove   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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 Primroy. 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.

Chester Burton 'Chet' Atkins

Musician. He was born in Luttrell (Tennessee) on Friday June 20, 1924 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Saturday June 30, 2001 at an age of 77. He was buried at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].

Luttrell [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Primroy

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chester Burton 'Chet' Atkins<8>

Reggie Cobb

Professional football. He was born in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Sunday July 7, 1968 and died in Jacksonville (Florida) on Saturday April 20, 2019 at an age of 50. He was buried at Lynnhurst Cemetery (Knox County, Tennessee) [Map].

Knoxville [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Primroy

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Reggie Cobb

Paul 'Duke' Hogue, Sr.

Professional basketball. He was born in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Sunday April 28, 1940 and died in Cincinnati (Ohio) on Monday August 17, 2009 at an age of 69. He was buried at Cemetery of Spring Grove (Hamilton County, Ohio) [Map].

Knoxville [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Primroy

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

Billy Meyer

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 an age of 65. He was buried at Lynnhurst Cemetery (Knox County, Tennessee) [Map].

Knoxville [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Primroy

Knoxville [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Primroy

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Meyer

Patricia Neal     (Born as Patsy Louise Neal)

Oscar winning actress. She was born in Packard (Kentucky) on Wednesday January 20, 1926 and died in Edgartown (Massachusetts) on Sunday August 8, 2010 at an age of 84.

Packard [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the north of Primroy

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Patricia Neal

Alvin 'Junior' Samples, Jr.

Comedian, actor. He was born in Cumming (Georgia) on Tueday August 10, 1926 and died in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Sunday November 13, 1983 at an age of 57. He was buried at Sawnee View Gardens (Forsyth County, Georgia) [Map].

Knoxville [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Primroy

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

Joe Earl Stuart, Jr.

Musician. He was born in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Tueday February 7, 1928 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Sunday September 13, 1987 at an age of 59.

Knoxville [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Primroy

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

John 'Big John' Tate

Professional boxer. He was born in Marion (Arkansas) on Saturday January 29, 1955 and died in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Thursday April 9, 1998 at an age of 43. He was buried at Edmondson Cemetery (Crittenden County, Arkansas) [Map].

Knoxville [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Primroy

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John 'Big John' Tate

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Tennessee

About Campbell County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Campbell County: www.co.campbell.tn.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Primroy, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Primroy) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Primroy. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.3681, Longitude: -84.0346     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Primroy have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<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.

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<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 Primroy to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 312.12 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.895 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.472 degrees.

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<8>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.

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