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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 Red Bank, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Red Bank 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 Red Bank:
    • 35.111668, -85.296023
    • 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 Red Bank
  • 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 Red Bank ...

We have found twenty communities that share the name Red Bank.

There is one other community in Tennessee which is also named Red Bank.

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

  • Communities Located In Tennessee ...
    • Blount County
      • This Red Bank is located in Blount County and lies 93 miles [149.7 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Red Bank that is located in Hamilton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Bank
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Blount County community of Red Bank.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Lawrence County
      • This Red Bank is located in Lawrence County and lies 119 miles [191.5 km]<1> to the west of the Red Bank that is located in Hamilton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Bank
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lawrence County community of Red Bank.
    • Arkansas
      • Boone County
      • This Red Bank is located in Boone County and lies 453 miles [729 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Red Bank that is located in Hamilton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Bank
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Boone County community of Red Bank.
    • California
      • Tehama County
      • This Red Bank is located in Tehama County and lies 2,046 miles [3,292.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Red Bank that is located in Hamilton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Bank
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tehama County community of Red Bank.
    • Georgia
      • Cherokee County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Cherokee County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cherokee County community of Red Bank.
    • Indiana
      • Vanderburgh County
      • This Red Bank is located in Vanderburgh County and lies 235 miles [378.2 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Red Bank that is located in Hamilton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Bank
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Vanderburgh County community of Red Bank.
    • Missouri
      • Douglas County
      • This Red Bank is located in Douglas County and lies 438 miles [704.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Red Bank that is located in Hamilton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Bank
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Douglas County community of Red Bank.
    • New Brunswick
      • This Red Bank lies 1,295 miles [2,084.1 km]<1> to the northeast of the Red Bank that is located in Hamilton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Bank
    • New Jersey
      • Gloucester County
      • This Red Bank is located in Gloucester County and lies 644 miles [1,036.4 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Red Bank that is located in Hamilton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Bank
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gloucester County community of Red Bank.
      • Monmouth County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New Jersey community of Red Bank [Monmouth County].
    • Ohio
      • Hamilton County
      • This Red Bank is located in Hamilton County and lies 282 miles [453.8 km]<1> to the north of the Red Bank that is located in Hamilton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Bank
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hamilton County community of Red Bank.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Centre County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Red Bank [Centre County].
      • Clarion 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 Pennsylvania community of Red Bank [Clarion County].
      • Union County
      • This Red Bank is located in Union County and lies 602 miles [968.8 km]<1> to the northeast of the Red Bank that is located in Hamilton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Bank
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Union County community of Red Bank.
    • South Carolina
      • Colleton County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Carolina community of Red Bank [Colleton County].
      • Edgefield County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Carolina community of Red Bank [Edgefield County].
      • Lexington County
      • This Red Bank is located in Lexington County and lies 244 miles [392.7 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Red Bank that is located in Hamilton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Bank
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lexington County community of Red Bank.
    • Virginia
      • Halifax County
      • This Red Bank is located in Halifax County and lies 380 miles [611.6 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Red Bank that is located in Hamilton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Bank
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Halifax County community of Red Bank.
      • Northampton County
      • This Red Bank is located in Northampton County and lies 538 miles [865.8 km] to the east northeast of the Red Bank that is located in Hamilton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Bank
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Northampton County community of Red Bank.
    • Wyoming
      • Big Horn County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Wyoming community of Red Bank [Big Horn County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Red Bank ...

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.

  • Colonial Village [Hamilton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colonial Village
    • Colonial Village [Hamilton County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Red Bank
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colonial Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colonial Village
  • Cross Creek [Hamilton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cross Creek
    • Cross Creek [Hamilton County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Red Bank
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cross Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross Creek
  • Dale Acres [Hamilton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dale Acres
    • Dale Acres [Hamilton County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Red Bank
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dale Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dale Acres
  • Forestdale [Hamilton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forestdale
    • Forestdale [Hamilton County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Red Bank
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forestdale have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forestdale
  • Continue List   (17 more) ...
    • Fountain Village [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fountain Village
      • Fountain Village [Hamilton County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Red Bank
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fountain Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fountain Village
    • Galaxy Heights [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Galaxy Heights
      • Galaxy Heights [Hamilton County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Red Bank
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Galaxy Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galaxy Heights
    • Green Hills [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Hills
      • Green Hills [Hamilton County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Red Bank
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Hills
    • Hickory Woods [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Woods
      • Hickory Woods [Hamilton County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Red Bank
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Woods have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Woods
    • Hiddenbrook [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hiddenbrook
      • Hiddenbrook [Hamilton County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Red Bank
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hiddenbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hiddenbrook
    • Kings Point [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kings Point
      • Kings Point [Hamilton County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Red Bank
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kings Point have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kings Point
    • Mountain Ridge [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Ridge
      • Mountain Ridge [Hamilton County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Red Bank
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Ridge
    • Quail Hollow [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quail Hollow
      • Quail Hollow [Hamilton County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Red Bank
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quail Hollow have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quail Hollow
    • Riverside Park [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverside Park
      • Riverside Park [Hamilton County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Red Bank
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverside Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverside Park
    • Riverview [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverview
      • Riverview [Hamilton County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Red Bank
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverview have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverview
    • Rustic Villa [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rustic Villa
      • Rustic Villa [Hamilton County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Red Bank
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rustic Villa have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rustic Villa
    • Shepherd Forest [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shepherd Forest
      • Shepherd Forest [Hamilton County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Red Bank
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shepherd Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shepherd Forest
    • Signal Hills [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Signal Hills
      • Signal Hills [Hamilton County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Red Bank
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Signal Hills
    • Signal Mountain [Hamilton County]
    • Skyline Park [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skyline Park
      • Skyline Park [Hamilton County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Red Bank
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Skyline Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skyline Park
    • Spring Valley [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Valley
      • Spring Valley [Hamilton County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Red Bank
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Valley
    • Summertown [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summertown
      • Summertown [Hamilton County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Red Bank
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 866 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summertown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summertown

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 Red Bank. 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 ...
    • Joseph William 'Joe' Engel     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Washington, DC on March 12, 1893 (a Sunday) and died in Chattanooga (TN) on June 12, 1969 (a Thursday) at the age of 76. He is buried at Forest Hills Cemetery (Hamilton County, Tennessee).
      • Chattanooga is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the south of Red Bank.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph William 'Joe' Engel<6>
    • Cal Ermer     (Major League Baseball)
      • Full name: Calvin Coolidge Ermer
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Baltimore (MD) on November 10, 1923 (a Saturday) and died in Chattanooga (TN) on August 8, 2009 (a Saturday) at the age of 85. He is buried at Chattanooga National Cemetery (Hamilton County, Tennessee).
      • Chattanooga is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the south of Red Bank.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cal Ermer<6>
    • Marshall Lon Freeman     (Singer)
    • James Harle 'Jimmy' Johnston     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Cleveland (TN) on December 10, 1889 (a Tueday) and died in Chattanooga (TN) on February 14, 1967 (a Tueday) at the age of 77. He is buried at Forest Hills Cemetery (Hamilton County, Tennessee).
      • Cleveland is located 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Red Bank.
      • Chattanooga is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the south of Red Bank.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Harle 'Jimmy' Johnston<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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast of Red Bank.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ralph Emerson McGill<6>
    • Jobyna Ralston     (Actress)
    • Garrard Sliger 'Buster' Ramsey     (Professional football)
    • Bessie Smith     (Musician)
      • Musician. She was born in Chattanooga (TN) on April 15, 1894 (a Sunday) and died in Clarksdale (MS) on September 26, 1937 (a Sunday) at the age of 43. She is buried at Mt. Lawn Cemetery (Delaware County, Pennsylvania).
      • Chattanooga is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the south of Red Bank.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bessie Smith<6>
    • Valaida Snow     (Musician, singer, actress)
      • Musician, singer, actress. She was born in Chattanooga (TN) on June 2, 1905 (a Friday) and died in New York (NY) on May 30, 1956 (a Wednesday) at the age of 50. She is buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Hamilton County, Tennessee).
      • Chattanooga is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the south of Red Bank.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Valaida Snow<6>
    • Leon Lamar 'Daddy Wags' Wagner     (Major League Baseball)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Chattanooga, which is the Seat of Hamilton County and lies just to the South.
    • Nashville, which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 110 miles [177 km]<1> to the northwest (NW). If you could drive a straight line from Red Bank to Nashville, with an average speed<7>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 524 miles [843.3 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 21 days and walking would take 30 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,413 miles [10,320.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,124 miles [11,465 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,000 miles [8,046.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Tennessee

About Hamilton County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Red Bank: www.cityofredbank.org/

The official website for Hamilton County: www.hamiltontn.gov/

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Red Bank) 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 Red Bank. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Red BankOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Red Bank. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.1117, Longitude: -85.2960       In this case, the coordinates for Red Bank have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Red Bank, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek 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 Red Bank 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.
<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 Red Bank 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 312.848 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.554 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.32 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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