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Introduction ...

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

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

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Winfield

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 Winfield. 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 Winfield.

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

Sighting report for Scott County

Since Winfield is near McCreary County and also Campbell County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for McCreary County

Sighting report for Campbell 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 Winfield ...

We have found 27 communities that share the name Winfield.

Within Tennessee, the name Winfield is unique.

Beyond Tennessee, we know of another 27 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 27 communities, 24 are located in the United States and three are in Canada.

Communities Elsewhere In North America

Marion County

This Winfield is located in Marion County and lies 262 miles [421.6 km]<1> to the southwest of the Winfield that is located in Scott County.

Link to Google Map centered on Winfield

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

This Winfield lies 1,833 miles [2,949.9 km]<1> to the northwest of the Winfield that is located in Scott County.

Link to Google Map centered on Winfield

Scott County

This Winfield is located in Scott County and lies 557 miles [896.4 km]<1> to the west of the Winfield that is located in Scott County.

Link to Google Map centered on Winfield

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Scott County community of Winfield.

This Winfield lies 1,963 miles [3,159.1 km]<1> to the northwest of the Winfield that is located in Scott County.

Link to Google Map centered on Winfield

Chaffee County

This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Colorado community of Winfield [Chaffee County].

This Winfield was located in Chaffee County and would have been 1,208 miles [1,944.1 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Winfield that is located in Scott County.

Link to Google Map centered on Winfield

Columbia County

This Winfield is located in Columbia County and lies 446 miles [717.8 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Winfield that is located in Scott County.

Link to Google Map centered on Winfield

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Columbia County community of Winfield.

Columbia County

This Winfield is located in Columbia County and lies 234 miles [376.6 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Winfield that is located in Scott County.

Link to Google Map centered on Winfield

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Columbia County community of Winfield.

DuPage County

This Winfield is located in DuPage County and lies 417 miles [671.1 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Winfield that is located in Scott County.

Link to Google Map centered on Winfield

For more information, please visit our profile page for the DuPage County community of Winfield.

Lake County

This Winfield is located in Lake County and lies 367 miles [590.6 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Winfield that is located in Scott County.

Link to Google Map centered on Winfield

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lake County community of Winfield.

Henry County

This Winfield is located in Henry County and lies 490 miles [788.6 km]<1> to the northwest of the Winfield that is located in Scott County.

Link to Google Map centered on Winfield

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Henry County community of Winfield.

Cowley County

This Winfield is located in Cowley County and lies 692 miles [1,113.7 km]<1> to the west of the Winfield that is located in Scott County.

Link to Google Map centered on Winfield

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cowley County community of Winfield.

Carroll County

This Winfield is located in Carroll County and lies 448 miles [721 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Winfield that is located in Scott County.

Link to Google Map centered on Winfield

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carroll County community of Winfield.

Howard 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 Maryland community of Winfield [Howard County].

Ingham 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 Winfield [Ingham County].

Renville 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 Minnesota community of Winfield [Renville County].

Lincoln County

This Winfield is located in Lincoln County and lies 382 miles [614.8 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Winfield that is located in Scott County.

Link to Google Map centered on Winfield

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

Brown County

This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nebraska community of Winfield [Brown County].

This Winfield was located in Brown County and would have been 911 miles [1,466.1 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Winfield that is located in Scott County.

Link to Google Map centered on Winfield

Union County

This Winfield is located in Union County and lies 616 miles [991.4 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Winfield that is located in Scott County.

Link to Google Map centered on Winfield

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Union County community of Winfield.

Herkimer 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 New York community of Winfield [Herkimer County].

Queens 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 New York community of Winfield [Queens County].

Tuscarawas County

This Winfield is located in Tuscarawas County and lies 316 miles [508.6 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Winfield that is located in Scott County.

Link to Google Map centered on Winfield

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tuscarawas County community of Winfield.

This Winfield lies 531 miles [854.6 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Winfield that is located in Scott County.

Link to Google Map centered on Winfield

Union County

This Winfield is located in Union County and lies 507 miles [815.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the Winfield that is located in Scott County.

Link to Google Map centered on Winfield

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Union County community of Winfield.

Titus County

This Winfield is located in Titus County and lies 647 miles [1,041.2 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Winfield that is located in Scott County.

Link to Google Map centered on Winfield

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Titus County community of Winfield.

Salt Lake County

This Winfield is located in Salt Lake County and lies 1,500 miles [2,414 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Winfield that is located in Scott County.

Link to Google Map centered on Winfield

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Salt Lake County community of Winfield.

Marion County

This Winfield is located in Marion County and lies 311 miles [500.5 km]<1> to the northeast of the Winfield that is located in Scott County.

Link to Google Map centered on Winfield

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

Putnam County

This Winfield is located in Putnam County and lies 195 miles [313.8 km]<1> to the northeast of the Winfield that is located in Scott County.

Link to Google Map centered on Winfield

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Putnam County community of Winfield.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Winfield ...

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.

Bowl was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Winfield

Link to Google Map centered on Bowl

Clay Hill lies Less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Winfield

Link to Google Map centered on Clay Hill

Creekmore [McCreary County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Winfield

Link to Google Map centered on Creekmore

Doctors was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Winfield

Link to Google Map centered on Doctors

Hickory Grove [McCreary County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Winfield

Link to Google Map centered on Hickory Grove

High Point lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Winfield

Link to Google Map centered on High Point

Pine Knot [McCreary County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Winfield

Link to Google Map centered on Pine Knot

Piney Grove lies Less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Winfield

Link to Google Map centered on Piney Grove

Pleasant Grove lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Winfield

Link to Google Map centered on Pleasant Grove

Roberta lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Winfield

Link to Google Map centered on Roberta

Stanley Junction lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Winfield

Link to Google Map centered on Stanley Junction

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 Winfield. 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.

Oscar winning actress. She was born in Packard (Kentucky) on Wednesday January 20, 1926 and died in Edgartown (Massachusetts) on Sunday August 8, 2010 at the age of 84.

Packard is located 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Winfield

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Patricia Neal<4>

How Far From Winfield 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 town such as Winfield to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Huntsville, which is the Seat of Scott County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Winfield to Huntsville, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Nashville, which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 132 miles [212.4 km]<1> to the West (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 435 miles [700.1 km]<1> to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 17 days and walking would take 25 days.
  • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,311 miles [10,156.6 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,025 miles [11,305.6 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<8>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,901 miles [7,887.4 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Tennessee

About Scott County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Scott County: www.scottcounty.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' (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- Winfield) 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 Winfield. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Winfield

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Winfield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.5570, Longitude: -84.4507     [Map].
<2>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 Winfield, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Winfield 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 Winfield 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 312.376 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.215 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.596 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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