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Introduction ...

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

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

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Whispering Hills

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 Whispering Hills. 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 Whispering Hills.

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

Sighting report for Davidson County

Since Whispering Hills is near Williamson County and also Rutherford County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Williamson County

Sighting report for Rutherford 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 Whispering Hills ...

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.

Bakertown   -   2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the Northeast of Whispering Hills   [Map]

Berry Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Curry (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]

Dog Town (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Fair Oaks   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

Glenview   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Green Hills   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Indian Point   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

Jimtown (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]

Land Mark   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]

Meadowlake   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Owl Creek   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]

Pebble Creek   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]

Providence   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Rural Hill   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]

Stevens Shop (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [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 Whispering Hills. 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 Nashville (Tennessee) on Wednesday November 20, 1946 and died in Macon (Georgia) on Friday October 29, 1971 at the age of 24. He was buried at Rose Hill Cemetery (Bibb County, Georgia) [Map].

Nashville [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest of Whispering Hills

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Duane Allman<2>

Musician - a member of the 'Allman Brothers Band'. He was born in Nashville (Tennessee) on Monday December 8, 1947 and died in Richmond Hill (Georgia) on Saturday May 27, 2017 at the age of 69. He was buried at Rose Hill Cemetery (Bibb County, Georgia) [Map].

Nashville [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest of Whispering Hills

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gregg Allman

Actress. She was born in Nashville (Tennessee) on Tueday March 2, 1915 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday September 18, 1992 at the age of 77. She was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Nashville [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest of Whispering Hills

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lona Andre

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].

Nashville [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest of Whispering Hills

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chester Burton 'Chet' Atkins

Musician. He was born in Carthage (Tennessee) on Thursday December 14, 1899 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Friday July 2, 1982 at the age of 82. He was buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].

Carthage [Map] is located 45 miles [72.4 km] to the east of Whispering Hills

Nashville [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest of Whispering Hills

Find-A-Grave Memorial: DeFord Bailey

Astronomer. He was born in Nashville (Tennessee) on Friday October 16, 1857 and died in Williams Bay (Wisconsin) on Tueday February 6, 1923 at the age of 65. He was buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].

Nashville [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest of Whispering Hills

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Emerson Barnard

Major League Baseball. He was born in Nashville (Tennessee) on Saturday May 25, 1918 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Saturday April 21, 1990 at the age of 71. He was buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].

Nashville [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest of Whispering Hills

Nashville [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest of Whispering Hills

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Andrew Beazley

Musician. He was born in Nashville (Tennessee) on Tueday March 7, 1905 and died in Indianapolis (Indiana) on Monday April 29, 1935 at the age of 30. He was buried at Floral Park Cemetery (Marion County, Indiana) [Map].

Nashville [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest of Whispering Hills

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Leroy Carr

Songwriter, producer. He was born in Denver (Colorado) on Tueday May 5, 1942 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Monday July 20, 2015 at the age of 73. He was buried at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].

Nashville [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest of Whispering Hills

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wayne H. Carson

Oscar nominated actress, singer, songwriter, comedian, author. She was born in Maces Spring (Virginia) on Sunday June 23, 1929 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Thursday May 15, 2003 at the age of 73.

Nashville [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest of Whispering Hills

Find-A-Grave Memorial: June Carter Cash

Major League Baseball. He was born in Nashville (Tennessee) on Friday December 25, 1908 and died in Hoover (Alabama) on Wednesday July 7, 1993 at the age of 84. He was buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Jefferson County, Alabama) [Map].

Nashville [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest of Whispering Hills

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Benjamin 'Ben' Chapman

Musician. He was born in Nashville (Tennessee) on Tueday June 13, 1905 and died in Washington, DC [Map] on Monday June 2, 1997 at the age of 92. He was buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].

Nashville [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest of Whispering Hills

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Adolphus Anthony 'Doc' Cheatham

Musician. He was born in Dorchester (Massachusetts) on Friday May 29, 1925 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Thursday June 12, 2008 at the age of 83. He was buried at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].

Nashville [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest of Whispering Hills

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Danny Davis

How Far From Whispering Hills 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 Whispering Hills to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Nashville [Map], which is the Seat of Davidson County, lies just to the North Northwest.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies just to the North Northwest (NNW).
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 565 miles [909.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). If you could drive a straight line from Whispering Hills to White House, with an average speed<3>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 33 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 22 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,427 miles [10,343.3 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 7,145 miles [11,498.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,020 miles [8,078.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Tennessee

About Davidson County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Whispering Hills. 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Whispering Hills) 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 Whispering Hills. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Whispering Hills

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Whispering Hills. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.0648, Longitude: -86.7265     [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 Whispering Hills 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 313.758 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.736 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.689 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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