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Introduction ...

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

This page contains eight sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Spring Lake, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Spring Lake and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Spring Lake 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 Spring Lake. 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 Spring Lake.

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

The Shelby County sighting report from eBird.

Since Spring Lake is near Tipton County and also Crittenden County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Tipton County

Sighting report for Crittenden 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 Spring Lake.

How Far From Spring Lake to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Spring Lake to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Memphis [Map], which is the Seat of Shelby County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Spring Lake to Memphis, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 184 miles [296.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 749 miles [1,205.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 43 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,592 miles [10,608.8 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 7,315 miles [11,772.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,191 miles [8,354.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Spring Lake ...

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.

Bush Grove   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East of Spring Lake   [Map]

Cedar Grove (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]

Clay (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Egypt   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]

Ellendale   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Lucy   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Oak Grove   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Pea Point (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Prosperity   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Williams Chapel   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [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 Spring Lake. 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.

Johnny Ace     (Born as John Marshall Alexander, Jr.)

Musician. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday June 9, 1929 and died in Houston (Texas) on Saturday December 25, 1954 at an age of 25. He was buried at New Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee) [Map].

Memphis [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest of Spring Lake

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Johnny Ace<7>

Charles 'Packy' Axton

Musician. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Saturday February 15, 1941 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday January 20, 1974 at an age of 32. He was buried at Forest Hill Cemetery East (Shelby County, Tennessee) [Map].

Memphis [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest of Spring Lake

Memphis [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest of Spring Lake

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles 'Packy' Axton

Kathy Bates     (Kathleen Doyle Bates)

Oscar winning actress, director. She was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday June 28, 1948

Memphis [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest of Spring Lake

Reverend William Herbert Brewster, Sr.

Musician. He was born in Somerville (Tennessee) on Friday July 2, 1897 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Wednesday October 14, 1987 at an age of 90. He was buried at New Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee) [Map].

Somerville [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Spring Lake

Memphis [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest of Spring Lake

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Reverend William Herbert Brewster, Sr.

Lorraine Brox

Actress, singer. She was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday November 11, 1900 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday June 14, 1993 at an age of 92. She was buried at Desert Memorial Park (Riverside County, California) [Map].

Memphis [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest of Spring Lake

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lorraine Brox

James Carr

Singer. He was born in Clarksdale (Mississippi) on Saturday June 13, 1942 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday January 7, 2001 at an age of 58. He was buried at New Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee) [Map].

Memphis [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest of Spring Lake

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Carr

Aretha Franklin

Singer, songwriter, pianist. She was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Wednesday March 25, 1942 and died in Detroit (Michigan) on Thursday August 16, 2018 at an age of 76. She was buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Wayne County, Michigan) [Map].

Memphis [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest of Spring Lake

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Aretha Franklin

Cassietta George     (Born as Cassietta Baker)

Singer, composer. She was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Tueday January 29, 1929 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Tueday January 3, 1995 at an age of 66. She was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Memphis [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest of Spring Lake

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cassietta George

Isaac Hayes     (Isaac Lee Hayes, Jr.)

Musician, composer, actor. He was born in Covington (Tennessee) on Thursday August 20, 1942 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday August 10, 2008 at an age of 66.

Covington [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Spring Lake

Memphis [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest of Spring Lake

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Isaac Hayes

Benjamin Lawson Hooks

Civil rights leader, minister, lawyer. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Saturday January 31, 1925 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Thursday April 15, 2010 at an age of 85. He was buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee) [Map].

Memphis [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest of Spring Lake

Memphis [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest of Spring Lake

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Benjamin Lawson Hooks

Alberta Hunter

Singer. She was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday April 1, 1895 and died in New York (New York) on Wednesday October 17, 1984 at an age of 89. She was buried at Ferncliff Cemetery (Westchester County, New York) [Map].

Memphis [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest of Spring Lake

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alberta Hunter

Al Jackson, Jr.

Musician, actor. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Wednesday November 27, 1935 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Wednesday October 1, 1975 at an age of 39. He was buried at New Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee) [Map].

Memphis [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest of Spring Lake

Memphis [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest of Spring Lake

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Al Jackson, Jr.

Wayne Jackson     (Wayne Lamar Jackson)

Musician - a member of 'The Memphis Horns'. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday November 24, 1941 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Tueday June 21, 2016 at an age of 74. He was buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee) [Map].

Memphis [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest of Spring Lake

Memphis [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest of Spring Lake

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wayne Jackson

Communities Also Named Spring Lake ...

We have found 35 communities that share the name Spring Lake.

While the name Spring Lake is unique within Tennessee, we know of another 35 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Tennessee

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Alberta

Our profile page for Spring Lake   [Map]

Distance: About 1,723 miles [2,772.9 km] to the Northwest.

Arkansas

Garland County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Garland County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 184 miles [296.1 km] to the West Southwest.

Delaware

Sussex County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Sussex County   [Map]

Distance: About 848 miles [1,364.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Florida

Hernando County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Hernando County   [Map]

Distance: About 643 miles [1,034.8 km] to the Southeast.

Highlands County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Highlands County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<9>

Although located in Highlands County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Georgia

Muscogee County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Muscogee County   [Map]

Distance: About 338 miles [544 km] to the East Southeast.

Rabun County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Rabun County   [Map]

Distance: About 371 miles [597.1 km] to the East.

Illinois

Champaign County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Champaign County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Champaign County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

DuPage County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, DuPage County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in DuPage County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Tazewell County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Tazewell County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Tazewell County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Indiana

Hancock County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Hancock County   [Map]

Distance: About 382 miles [614.8 km] to the North Northeast.

Kansas

Meade County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Meade County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Meade County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Pottawatomie County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Pottawatomie County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Pottawatomie County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Riley County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Riley County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Riley County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Louisiana

Claiborne Parish

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Claiborne Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 251 miles [403.9 km] to the Southwest.

Maine

Somerset County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Somerset County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,236 miles [1,989.1 km] to the Northeast.

Michigan

Ottawa County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Ottawa County   [Map]

Distance: About 575 miles [925.4 km] to the North Northeast.

Minnesota

Isanti County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Isanti County   [Map]

Distance: About 730 miles [1,174.8 km] to the North Northwest.

Itasca County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Itasca County   [Map]

Distance: About 880 miles [1,416.2 km] to the North Northwest.

Scott County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Scott County   [Map]

Distance: About 680 miles [1,094.4 km] to the North Northwest.

New Jersey

Monmouth County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Monmouth County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Monmouth County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

New York

Cayuga County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Cayuga County   [Map]

Distance: About 889 miles [1,430.7 km] to the Northeast.

North Carolina

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Cumberland County   [Map]

Distance: About 614 miles [988.1 km] to the East.

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Mecklenburg County   [Map]

Distance: About 507 miles [815.9 km] to the East.

Wilson County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Wilson County   [Map]

Distance: About 672 miles [1,081.5 km] to the East.

Ohio

Williams County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Williams County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Williams County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Oregon

Klamath County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Klamath County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Klamath County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Rhode Island

Kent County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Kent County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,081 miles [1,739.7 km] to the East Northeast.

South Carolina

Kershaw County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Kershaw County   [Map]

Distance: About 522 miles [840.1 km] to the East.

Lexington County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Lexington County   [Map]

Distance: About 502 miles [807.9 km] to the East.

Spartanburg County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Spartanburg County   [Map]

Distance: About 454 miles [730.6 km] to the East.

Sumter County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Sumter County   [Map]

Distance: About 546 miles [878.7 km] to the East.

South Dakota

Kingsbury County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Kingsbury County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Kingsbury County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Utah

Utah County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Utah County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,237 miles [1,990.8 km] to the West Northwest.

Wisconsin

Waushara County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Waushara County   [Map]

Distance: About 607 miles [976.9 km] to the North.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Tennessee

About Shelby County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Shelby County: www.shelbycountytn.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 '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- Spring Lake) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spring Lake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.2470, Longitude: -89.8709     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spring Lake have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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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 Spring Lake 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 315.683 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.845 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.224 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: findagrave.com.

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<8>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 Spring Lake, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>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 Spring Lake 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.

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