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Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

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

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

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Union Heights

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 Union Heights. 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 Union Heights.

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

Sighting report for Hamblen County

Since Union Heights is near Cocke County and also Greene County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Cocke County

Sighting report for Greene 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Union Heights ...

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.

Dover   -   2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the Northeast of Union Heights   [Map]

Eureka Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

Hillcrest   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Holly Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]

Kingswood   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

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

Liberty Heights   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Lynndale   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Roe Junction   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]

Rolling Hills   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]

Springvale   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Sulphur Springs   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Tigertown   -   Less than 2 miles 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 Union Heights. 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.

Musician. He was born in Luttrell (Tennessee) on Friday June 20, 1924 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Saturday June 30, 2001 at the age of 77. He was buried at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].

Luttrell [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of Union Heights

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chester Burton 'Chet' Atkins<2>

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 [Map] is located 39 miles [62.8 km] to the east of Union Heights

Greeneville [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Union Heights

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eliza Johnson

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

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

  • Morristown [Map], which is the Seat of Hamblen County, lies just to the West Northwest.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 196 miles [315.4 km] to the West (W). If you could drive a straight line from Union Heights to Nashville, with an average speed<3>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 12 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 388 miles [624.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 16 days and walking would take 22 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,279 miles [10,105.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,988 miles [11,246.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,864 miles [7,827.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Tennessee

About Hamblen County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Union Heights. 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 '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- Union Heights) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Union Heights. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.1829, Longitude: -83.2485     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Union Heights 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 Union Heights 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 311.644 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.322 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.196 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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