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Raus, Tennessee

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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Raus 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 Raus. 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 Raus.

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

The Bedford County sighting report from eBird.

Since Raus is near Moore County and also Coffee County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Moore County

Sighting report for Coffee 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

The website, centered on Raus.

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Raus and extending to:

  • Shelbyville [Map], which is the Seat of Bedford County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Raus to Shelbyville, with an average speed<2> 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 58 miles [93.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 565 miles [909.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 22 days and walking would take 33 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,443 miles [10,369 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,157 miles [11,518.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,033 miles [8,099.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Raus ...

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.

Bottle Hollow   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest of Raus   [Map]

Cascade Hollow   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Countyline   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Flat Creek   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Flowertown   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Hilltop   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Hix Mill Ford   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]

Normandy   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Pleasant Hill   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Raysville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]

Roseville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Sevenmile Hill   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]

Turkey Creek   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Willow Grove   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [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 Raus. 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.

Anne Bradshaw Clopton

Artist. She was born in Shelbyville (Tennessee) on Monday July 22, 1878 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Saturday February 4, 1956 at an age of 77. She was buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama) [Map].

Shelbyville [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest of Raus

Huntsville [Map] is located 48 miles [77.2 km] to the south of Raus

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Anne Bradshaw Clopton<7>

James Robert 'Jim' Mitchell

Professional football. He was born in Shelbyville (Tennessee) on Sunday October 19, 1947 and died in Shelbyville (Tennessee) on Saturday October 20, 2007 at an age of 60. He was buried at Westview Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia) [Map].

Shelbyville [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest of Raus

Shelbyville [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest of Raus

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Robert 'Jim' Mitchell

Charlie Louvin     (Born as Charles Elzer Loudermilk)

Singer, songwriter. He was born in Henagar (Alabama) on Thursday July 7, 1927 and died in Wartrace (Tennessee) on Wednesday January 26, 2011 at an age of 83. He was buried at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].

Wartrace [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the north of Raus

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charlie Louvin

James Robert 'Jim' Mitchell

Professional football. He was born in Shelbyville (Tennessee) on Sunday October 19, 1947 and died in Shelbyville (Tennessee) on Saturday October 20, 2007 at an age of 60. He was buried at Westview Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia) [Map].

Shelbyville [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest of Raus

Shelbyville [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest of Raus

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Robert 'Jim' Mitchell

Dinah Shore     (Born as Fannye Rose Shore)

Singer, actress. She was born in Winchester (Tennessee) on Tueday February 29, 1916 (which is Leap Day) and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Thursday February 24, 1994 at an age of 78. She was buried at Hillside Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Winchester [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Raus

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dinah Shore

Patsy Stoneman

Musician. She was born in Galax (Virginia) on Wednesday May 27, 1925 and died in Manchester (Tennessee) on Thursday July 23, 2015 at an age of 90. She was buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].

Manchester [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the east of Raus

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Patsy Stoneman

Edward Benjamin Townsend

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 an age of 74. He was buried at Riverside National Cemetery (Riverside County, California) [Map].

Fayetteville [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Raus

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Benjamin Townsend

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Raus) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Raus. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Raus

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Raus. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.3940, Longitude: -86.3309     [Map].

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<2>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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<3>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 Raus to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 313.488 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.33 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.681 degrees.

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<7>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:

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