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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Sycamore Swamp to:

  • Fayetteville [Map], which is the Seat of Lincoln County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Sycamore Swamp to Fayetteville, 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 78 miles [125.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). 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 579 miles [931.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 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 6,460 miles [10,396.4 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 7,174 miles [11,545.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,049 miles [8,125.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sycamore Swamp ...

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.

Branchville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East of Sycamore Swamp   [Map]
Champ   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Crystal Springs   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Falls Mill   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Gum Springs   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Huntland   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Liberty   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Liberty Hill   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Lincoln   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Roper Ferry   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Shady Grove   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Three Oaks   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Walnut Grove   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [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 Sycamore Swamp. 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.

Tallulah Bankhead     (Tallulah Brockman Bankhead)
  Actress. She was born in Huntsville (Alabama) on Friday January 31, 1902 and died in New York (New York) on Thursday December 12, 1968 at an age of 66.

Huntsville [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Sycamore Swamp

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tallulah Bankhead<7>
 
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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast of Sycamore Swamp

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dinah Shore
 
Harry Rhett Townes
  Actor, Episcopal priest. He was born in Huntsville (Alabama) on Friday September 18, 1914 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Wednesday May 23, 2001 at an age of 86. He was buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama) [Map].

Huntsville [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Sycamore Swamp

Huntsville [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Sycamore Swamp

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry Rhett Townes

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Tennessee: www.tn.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Sycamore Swamp. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sycamore Swamp) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sycamore Swamp. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.0773, Longitude: -86.3930     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sycamore Swamp 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 Sycamore Swamp 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 313.512 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.314 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.782 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sycamore Swamp.



 
 
 

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