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Introduction ...

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

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

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Tusculum

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 Tusculum. 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 Tusculum.

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

Sighting report for Greene County

Since Tusculum is near Washington County and also Madison County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Washington County

Sighting report for Madison 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 Tusculum ...

We have found five communities that share the name Tusculum.

There is one other community in Tennessee which is also named Tusculum.

Beyond Tennessee, we know of another four communities that are located throughout in the United States.

Communities Also Located In Tennessee

This Tusculum is located in Davidson County and lies 221 miles [355.7 km]<1> to the west of the Tusculum that is located in Greene County.

Link to Google Map centered on Tusculum

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Davidson County community of Tusculum.

Communities Elsewhere In North America

Effingham County

This Tusculum is located in Effingham County and lies 271 miles [436.1 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Tusculum that is located in Greene County.

Link to Google Map centered on Tusculum

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Effingham County community of Tusculum.

Hamilton County

This Tusculum is located in Hamilton County and lies 223 miles [358.9 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Tusculum that is located in Greene County.

Link to Google Map centered on Tusculum

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hamilton County community of Tusculum.

Cumberland County

This Tusculum is located in Cumberland County and lies 389 miles [626 km]<1> to the northeast of the Tusculum that is located in Greene County.

Link to Google Map centered on Tusculum

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cumberland County community of Tusculum.

Lackawanna County

Although located in Lackawanna County, we don't know the location within the county.

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lackawanna County community of Tusculum.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Tusculum ...

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.

Cherrydale lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Tusculum

Link to Google Map centered on Cherrydale

Chestnut Ridge lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Tusculum

Link to Google Map centered on Chestnut Ridge

Chuckey lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Tusculum

Link to Google Map centered on Chuckey

Green Acres lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Tusculum

Link to Google Map centered on Green Acres

Greeneville lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Tusculum

Link to Google Map centered on Greeneville

Heritage Hills lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Tusculum

Link to Google Map centered on Heritage Hills

Hickory Hills lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Tusculum

Link to Google Map centered on Hickory Hills

Holly Hills lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Tusculum

Link to Google Map centered on Holly Hills

Honeys Hill lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Tusculum

Link to Google Map centered on Honeys Hill

Horse Creek lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Tusculum

Link to Google Map centered on Horse Creek

Pinecrest lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Tusculum

Link to Google Map centered on Pinecrest

Pleasant View lies Less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Tusculum

Link to Google Map centered on Pleasant View

Robinson Forest lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Tusculum

Link to Google Map centered on Robinson Forest

Sunnyside lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Tusculum

Link to Google Map centered on Sunnyside

Twin Oaks lies Less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Tusculum

Link to Google Map centered on Twin Oaks

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 Tusculum. 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.

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

Telford is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast of Tusculum

Greeneville is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the west of Tusculum

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

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

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

  • Greeneville, which is the Seat of Greene County, lies just to the West.
  • Nashville, which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 224 miles [360.5 km]<1> to the West (W). If you could drive a straight line from Tusculum 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 13 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 364 miles [585.8 km]<1> to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 6 hours, a buggy would take 15 days and walking would take 21 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,258 miles [10,071.3 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 6,966 miles [11,210.7 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,843 miles [7,794.1 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Tennessee

About Greene County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Tusculum) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Tusculum. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Tusculum

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tusculum. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.1742, Longitude: -82.7456     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tusculum have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Tusculum 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 311.343 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.976 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.991 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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