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Yoakum Crossroad, Tennessee

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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Yoakum Crossroad and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

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 Yoakum Crossroad. 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 Yoakum Crossroad.

Bird Watching ...

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

The Claiborne County sighting report from eBird.

Since Yoakum Crossroad is near Bell County and also Union County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Bell County

Sighting report for Union County

Waymarking ...

Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit

The website, centered on Yoakum Crossroad.

How Far From Yoakum Crossroad 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 Yoakum Crossroad to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Yoakum Crossroad and extending to:

  • Tazewell [Map], which is the Seat of Claiborne County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Yoakum Crossroad to Tazewell, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 168 miles [270.4 km] to the West (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 403 miles [648.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 16 days and walking would take 23 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,286 miles [10,116.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,998 miles [11,262.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,874 miles [7,843.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Yoakum Crossroad ...

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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Arthur   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast of Yoakum Crossroad   [Map]

Clouds   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Combs   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Fork Ridge   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]

Pleasant (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]

Premier (KY)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Reliance   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]

Speedwell   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Stony Fork Junction (KY)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Town Creek   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Yellow Creek (KY)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [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 Yoakum Crossroad. 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.

Chester Burton 'Chet' Atkins

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

Luttrell [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the south of Yoakum Crossroad

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chester Burton 'Chet' Atkins<7>

Patricia Neal     (Born as Patsy Louise Neal)

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 an age of 84.

Packard [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest of Yoakum Crossroad

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Patricia Neal

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Tennessee

About Claiborne County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Tennessee:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Yoakum Crossroad) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Yoakum Crossroad. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.4987, Longitude: -83.7755     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Yoakum Crossroad have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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.

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<3>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 Yoakum Crossroad to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 311.965 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.736 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.328 degrees.

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<7>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:

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