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Summerfield, Tennessee

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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Summerfield 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 Summerfield. 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 Summerfield.

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

The Grundy County sighting report from eBird.

Since Summerfield is near Franklin County and also Marion County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Franklin County

Sighting report for Marion 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 Summerfield.

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

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

  • Altamont [Map], which is the Seat of Grundy County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Summerfield to Altamont, 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 83 miles [133.6 km] to the Northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 544 miles [875.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 22 days and walking would take 31 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,427 miles [10,343.3 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 7,140 miles [11,490.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,016 miles [8,072.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Summerfield ...

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.

Clifftops   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest of Summerfield   [Map]

Elkhead   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]

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

Greens View   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Hobbs Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Martin Springs   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Oak Grove   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]

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

Sand Switch   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Sanders Crossing   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Sweeton Hill   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Valley Home   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [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 Summerfield. 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.

Jobyna Ralston

Actress. She was born in South Pittsburg (Tennessee) on Wednesday November 21, 1900 and died in Woodland Hills (California) on Sunday January 22, 1967 at an age of 66. She was buried at San Fernando Mission Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

South Pittsburg [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the south of Summerfield

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jobyna Ralston<7>

Garrard Sliger 'Buster' Ramsey

Professional football. He was born in Townsend (Tennessee) on Tueday March 16, 1920 and died in Signal Hills (Tennessee) on Sunday September 16, 2007 at an age of 87. He was buried at Grandview Cemetery (Blount County, Tennessee) [Map].

Signal Hills [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Summerfield

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Garrard Sliger 'Buster' Ramsey

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 west of Summerfield

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 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northwest of Summerfield

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Patsy Stoneman

Communities Also Named Summerfield ...

We have found 30 communities that share the name Summerfield.

While the name Summerfield is unique within Tennessee, we know of another 30 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Tennessee

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Dallas County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Dallas County   [Map]

Distance: About 201 miles [323.5 km] to the South Southwest.

Tuscaloosa County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Tuscaloosa County   [Map]

Distance: About 170 miles [273.6 km] to the Southwest.


Marion County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Marion County   [Map]

Distance: About 483 miles [777.3 km] to the South Southeast.


Bibb County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Bibb County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>

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


Saint Clair County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Saint Clair County   [Map]

Distance: About 317 miles [510.2 km] to the Northwest.

Will County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Will County   [Map]

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


Marshall County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Marshall County   [Map]

Distance: About 662 miles [1,065.4 km] to the West Northwest.


Ascension Parish

Our profile page for Summerfield, Ascension Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 448 miles [721 km] to the Southwest.

Claiborne Parish

Our profile page for Summerfield, Claiborne Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 433 miles [696.8 km] to the West Southwest.

Grant Parish

Our profile page for Summerfield, Grant Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 472 miles [759.6 km] to the West Southwest.


Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Anne Arundel County   [Map]

Distance: About 576 miles [927 km] to the East Northeast.

Baltimore County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Baltimore County   [Map]

This community is historic.<9>

Distance: About 585 miles [941.5 km] to the East Northeast.


Clare County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Clare County

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

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


Maries County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Maries County   [Map]

Distance: About 392 miles [630.9 km] to the Northwest.

New Brunswick

Our profile page for Summerfield   [Map]

Distance: About 1,219 miles [1,961.8 km] to the Northeast.

New Jersey

Warren County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Warren County   [Map]

Distance: About 698 miles [1,123.3 km] to the Northeast.

North Carolina

Edgecombe County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Edgecombe County   [Map]

Distance: About 464 miles [746.7 km] to the East.

Guilford County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Guilford County   [Map]

Distance: About 336 miles [540.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Pitt County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Pitt County   [Map]

Distance: About 472 miles [759.6 km] to the East.


Noble County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Noble County   [Map]

Distance: About 397 miles [638.9 km] to the Northeast.


Le Flore County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Le Flore County   [Map]

Distance: About 512 miles [824 km] to the West.

Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Summerfield   [Map]

Distance: About 1,386 miles [2,230.6 km] to the Northeast.


Castro County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Castro County   [Map]

Distance: About 944 miles [1,519.2 km] to the West.

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Cherokee County

This community is historic.

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

Fort Bend County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Fort Bend County   [Map]

Distance: About 693 miles [1,115.3 km] to the West Southwest.

Upshur County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Upshur County   [Map]

Distance: About 556 miles [894.8 km] to the West Southwest.


Davis County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Davis County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,470 miles [2,365.7 km] to the West Northwest.

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Salt Lake County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,461 miles [2,351.3 km] to the West Northwest.


Augusta County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Augusta County   [Map]

Distance: About 425 miles [684 km] to the East Northeast.

Grayson County

Our profile page for Summerfield, Grayson County

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

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Summerfield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.2537, Longitude: -85.7991     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Summerfield 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 Summerfield 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 313.158 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.931 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.493 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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<8>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 Summerfield 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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<9>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 Summerfield, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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