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Introduction ...

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

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

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Telford

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 Telford. 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 Telford.

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

Sighting report for Washington County

Since Telford is near Greene County and also Unicoi County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Greene County

Sighting report for Unicoi County

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

Communities Also Named Telford ...

We have found five communities that share the name Telford.

Within Tennessee, the name Telford is unique.

Beyond Tennessee, we know of another five communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these five communities, three are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

Communities Elsewhere In North America

This Telford lies 1,136 miles [1,828.2 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Telford that is located in Washington County.

Link to Google Map centered on Telford

This Telford lies 1,224 miles [1,969.8 km]<1> to the northeast of the Telford that is located in Washington County.

Link to Google Map centered on Telford

Montgomery County

This Telford is located in Montgomery County and lies 481 miles [774.1 km]<1> to the northeast of the Telford that is located in Washington County.

Link to Google Map centered on Telford

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Telford.

Davis County

This Telford is located in Davis County and lies 1,609 miles [2,589.4 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Telford that is located in Washington County.

Link to Google Map centered on Telford

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Davis County community of Telford.

Lincoln County

This Telford is located in Lincoln County and lies 1,981 miles [3,188.1 km]<1> to the northwest of the Telford that is located in Washington County.

Link to Google Map centered on Telford

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lincoln County community of Telford.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Telford ...

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.

Big Cherokee lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Telford

Link to Google Map centered on Big Cherokee

Big Sandy lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Telford

Link to Google Map centered on Big Sandy

Dove was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Telford

Link to Google Map centered on Dove

Ford Crossing lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Telford

Link to Google Map centered on Ford Crossing

Graham Mill lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Telford

Link to Google Map centered on Graham Mill

Gravel Hill lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Telford

Link to Google Map centered on Gravel Hill

Hacker was located Less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Telford

Link to Google Map centered on Hacker

Kansas City lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Telford

Link to Google Map centered on Kansas City

Leesburg lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Telford

Link to Google Map centered on Leesburg

Limestone lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Telford

Link to Google Map centered on Limestone

Little Cherokee lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Telford

Link to Google Map centered on Little Cherokee

Mayday lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Telford

Link to Google Map centered on Mayday

Mayflower was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Telford

Link to Google Map centered on Mayflower

Woodlawn lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Telford

Link to Google Map centered on Woodlawn

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 Telford. 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.

17th President of the US (1865 - 1869). He was born in Raleigh (North Carolina) on Thursday December 29, 1808 and died in Elizabethton (Tennessee) on Saturday July 31, 1875 at the age of 66.

Elizabethton is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the east of Telford

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Johnson<2>

Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Andrew Johnson (1865 - 1869). She was born in Telford on Thursday October 4, 1810 and died in Greeneville (Tennessee) on Saturday January 15, 1876 at the age of 65.

Greeneville is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of Telford

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eliza Johnson<2>

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

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

  • Jonesborough, which is the Seat of Washington County, lies just to the Northeast.
  • Nashville, which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 235 miles [378.2 km]<1> to the West (W). If you could drive a straight line from Telford to Nashville, with an average speed<3>of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> per hour, it would take nearly four hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour would take 14 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 352 miles [566.5 km]<1> to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 14 days and walking would take 20 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,246 miles [10,052 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,954 miles [11,191.4 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,830 miles [7,773.1 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Tennessee

About Washington County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Washington County: www.washingtoncountytn.com/

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Telford. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Telford

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Telford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.2494, Longitude: -82.5435     [Map].
<2>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.
<3>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.
<4>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 Telford to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 311.223 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.849 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.887 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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