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Introduction ...

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

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

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Viola

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 Viola. 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 Viola.

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

Sighting report for Warren County

Since Viola is near Grundy County and also Coffee County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Grundy County

Sighting report for Coffee 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 Viola ...

We have found 31 communities that share the name Viola.

Within Tennessee, the name Viola is unique.

Beyond Tennessee, we know of another 31 communities that are located throughout in the United States.

Communities Elsewhere In North America

Blount County

This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Viola [Blount County].

This Viola was located in Blount County and would have been 122 miles [196.3 km]<2> to the south southwest of the Viola that is located in Warren County.

Link to Google Map centered on Viola

Fulton County

This Viola is located in Fulton County and lies 347 miles [558.4 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Viola that is located in Warren County.

Link to Google Map centered on Viola

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fulton County community of Viola.

Shasta County

This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Viola [Shasta County].

This Viola was located in Shasta County and would have been 1,964 miles [3,160.8 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Viola that is located in Warren County.

Link to Google Map centered on Viola

Las Animas County

This Viola is located in Las Animas County and lies 1,046 miles [1,683.4 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Viola that is located in Warren County.

Link to Google Map centered on Viola

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Las Animas County community of Viola.

Kent County

This Viola is located in Kent County and lies 614 miles [988.1 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Viola that is located in Warren County.

Link to Google Map centered on Viola

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kent County community of Viola.

Lake County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Florida community of Viola [Lake County].

Heard County

This Viola is located in Heard County and lies 162 miles [260.7 km]<2> to the south southeast of the Viola that is located in Warren County.

Link to Google Map centered on Viola

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Heard County community of Viola.

Latah County

This Viola is located in Latah County and lies 1,781 miles [2,866.2 km]<2> to the northwest of the Viola that is located in Warren County.

Link to Google Map centered on Viola

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Latah County community of Viola.

Mercer County

This Viola is located in Mercer County and lies 467 miles [751.6 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Viola that is located in Warren County.

Link to Google Map centered on Viola

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mercer County community of Viola.

Noble County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Indiana community of Viola [Noble County].

Linn County

This Viola is located in Linn County and lies 542 miles [872.3 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Viola that is located in Warren County.

Link to Google Map centered on Viola

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Linn County community of Viola.

Elk County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Viola [Elk County].

Ellis County

This community is historic<1> and although located in Ellis County, we don't know where within the county.

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ellis County community of Viola.

Sedgwick County

This Viola is located in Sedgwick County and lies 667 miles [1,073.4 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Viola that is located in Warren County.

Link to Google Map centered on Viola

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sedgwick County community of Viola.

Graves County

This Viola is located in Graves County and lies 179 miles [288.1 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Viola that is located in Warren County.

Link to Google Map centered on Viola

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Graves County community of Viola.

Tangipahoa Parish

This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Louisiana community of Viola [Tangipahoa Parish].

This Viola was located in Tangipahoa Parish and would have been 423 miles [680.8 km]<2> to the southwest of the Viola that is located in Warren County.

Link to Google Map centered on Viola

Mackinac County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Viola [Mackinac County].

Olmsted County

This Viola is located in Olmsted County and lies 679 miles [1,092.7 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Viola that is located in Warren County.

Link to Google Map centered on Viola

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Olmsted County community of Viola.

Jasper County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Mississippi community of Viola [Jasper County].

Barry County

This Viola is located in Barry County and lies 436 miles [701.7 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Viola that is located in Warren County.

Link to Google Map centered on Viola

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Barry County community of Viola.

Lincoln County

This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nevada community of Viola [Lincoln County].

This Viola was located in Lincoln County and would have been 1,583 miles [2,547.6 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Viola that is located in Warren County.

Link to Google Map centered on Viola

Rockland County

This Viola is located in Rockland County and lies 744 miles [1,197.4 km]<2> to the northeast of the Viola that is located in Warren County.

Link to Google Map centered on Viola

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rockland County community of Viola.

Pender County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Viola [Pender County].

Clackamas County

This Viola is located in Clackamas County and lies 2,015 miles [3,242.8 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Viola that is located in Warren County.

Link to Google Map centered on Viola

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clackamas County community of Viola.

Clearfield County

This Viola is located in Clearfield County and lies 541 miles [870.7 km]<2> to the northeast of the Viola that is located in Warren County.

Link to Google Map centered on Viola

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clearfield County community of Viola.

Nueces County

This Viola is located in Nueces County and lies 866 miles [1,393.7 km]<2> to the southwest of the Viola that is located in Warren County.

Link to Google Map centered on Viola

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nueces County community of Viola.

Pittsylvania County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Viola [Pittsylvania County].

Marion County

This Viola is located in Marion County and lies 417 miles [671.1 km]<2> to the northeast of the Viola that is located in Warren County.

Link to Google Map centered on Viola

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marion County community of Viola.

Marshall County

This Viola is located in Marshall County and lies 419 miles [674.3 km]<2> to the northeast of the Viola that is located in Warren County.

Link to Google Map centered on Viola

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marshall County community of Viola.

Richland County

This Viola is located in Richland County and lies 606 miles [975.3 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Viola that is located in Warren County.

Link to Google Map centered on Viola

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Richland County community of Viola.

Lincoln County

This Viola is located in Lincoln County and lies 1,391 miles [2,238.6 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Viola that is located in Warren County.

Link to Google Map centered on Viola

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Viola ...

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.

Chestnut Grove [Grundy County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Viola

Link to Google Map centered on Chestnut Grove

Crisp Spring lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the north of Viola

Link to Google Map centered on Crisp Spring

Dawn [Coffee County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Viola

Link to Google Map centered on Dawn

Forest Mill [Coffee County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the west of Viola

Link to Google Map centered on Forest Mill

Fountain Grove [Coffee County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west of Viola

Link to Google Map centered on Fountain Grove

Mud Creek [Coffee County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Viola

Link to Google Map centered on Mud Creek

New was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the north of Viola

Link to Google Map centered on New

Ragsdale [Coffee County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the west of Viola

Link to Google Map centered on Ragsdale

Shady Grove [Coffee County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Viola

Link to Google Map centered on Shady Grove

Smartt lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the north of Viola

Link to Google Map centered on Smartt

Steppsville lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the east of Viola

Link to Google Map centered on Steppsville

Summitville [Coffee County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Viola

Link to Google Map centered on Summitville

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 Viola. 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.

Singer, songwriter. He was born in Henagar (Alabama) on Thursday July 7, 1927 and died in Wartrace (Tennessee) on Wednesday January 26, 2011 at the age of 83. He is buried at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens (Davidson County, Tennessee).

Wartrace is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of Viola

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charlie Louvin<4>

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 the age of 78. She is buried at Hillside Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).

Winchester is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Viola

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dinah Shore<4>

Musician. She was born in Galax (Virginia) on Wednesday May 27, 1925 and died in Manchester (Tennessee) on Thursday July 23, 2015 at the age of 90. She is buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee).

Manchester is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest of Viola

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Patsy Stoneman<4>

How Far From Viola to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a town such as Viola to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • McMinnville, which is the Seat of Warren County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the North Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Viola to McMinnville, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<2> per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<2> per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Nashville, which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 66 miles [106.2 km]<2> to the Northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km]<2> per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 537 miles [864.2 km]<2> to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 21 days and walking would take 31 days.
  • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,416 miles [10,325.6 km]<2> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,131 miles [11,476.2 km]<2> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<8>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,006 miles [8,056.4 km]<2> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<9>

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Viola, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Viola) 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 Viola. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Viola

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Viola. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.5387, Longitude: -85.8607     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Viola have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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 Viola 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.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Viola to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 313.206 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.026 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.45 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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