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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 South Pittsburg, we use the following websites to find information relevant to South Pittsburg 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 South Pittsburg:
    • 35.011769, -85.708057
    • 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 South Pittsburg
  • 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 South Pittsburg ...

We found one communities that share the name South Pittsburg.

Within Tennessee, the name South Pittsburg is unique.

Beyond Tennessee, there is another community also named South Pittsburg in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Pennsylvania
      • Allegheny 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 Pennsylvania community of South Pittsburg [Allegheny County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near South Pittsburg ...

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.

  • Copenhagen ‑ Historic
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Copenhagen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Copenhagen
    • Copenhagen is located in Jackson County (AL)
  • Dixie Lee
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dixie Lee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dixie Lee
    • Dixie Lee is located in Marion County
  • Glover Hill
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glover Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glover Hill
    • Glover Hill is located in Marion County
  • Grahams Ferry
    (Less than 2 miles to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grahams Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grahams Ferry
    • Grahams Ferry is located in Marion County
  • Long Island
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Island have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Island
    • Long Island is located in Jackson County (AL)
  • Nickajack ‑ Historic
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nickajack have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nickajack
    • Nickajack is located in Marion County
  • Richard City
    (Less than 2 miles to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richard City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richard City
    • Richard City is located in Marion County
  • Rocky Springs
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Springs
    • Rocky Springs is located in Jackson County (AL)
  • Summer Bluff
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summer Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summer Bluff
    • Summer Bluff is located in Jackson County (AL)
  • Sweetens Cove
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sweetens Cove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweetens Cove
    • Sweetens Cove is located in Marion County

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<3> beginning in South Pittsburg and extending to:

  • Jasper, which is the Seat of Marion County, lies just to the Northeast.
  • Nashville, which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 99 miles [159.3 km]<3> to the northwest (NW). If you could drive a straight line from South Pittsburg to Nashville, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 548 miles [881.9 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 22 days and walking would take 32 days.
  • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,435 miles [10,356.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,147 miles [11,502 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,022 miles [8,082.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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

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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 South Pittsburg 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>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>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 drawn from Point A (ie- South Pittsburg) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Pittsburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.0118, Longitude: -85.7081    
<4>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.
<5>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 South Pittsburg to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 313.093 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.822 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.514 degrees.









 

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