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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Eastwood to:

  • Oneonta [Map], which is the Seat of Blount County, lies just to the West Northwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 110 miles [177 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Eastwood to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 624 miles [1,004.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,517 miles [10,488.1 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 7,226 miles [11,629.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,103 miles [8,212.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Eastwood ...

We have found 40 communities that share the name Eastwood.

Within Alabama, there are 3 communities which are also named Eastwood. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 34 communities in the United States and Canada - with 36 of those located in the United States.

In addition to the above occurrences of Eastwood, we know of 3 communities located outside of the United States and Canada.

We have broken our list into three sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama

Communities located internationally


Other Communities Located In Alabama

Baldwin County

Our profile page for Eastwood, Baldwin County   [Map]
Distance: About 223 miles [358.9 km] to the South Southwest

Calhoun County

Our profile page for Eastwood, Calhoun County   [Map]
Distance: About 41 miles [66 km] to the East Southeast

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Eastwood, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 32 miles [51.5 km] to the South Southwest


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Eastwood, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 326 miles [524.6 km] to the West

Colorado

Pueblo County

Our profile page for Eastwood, Pueblo County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Pueblo County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Eastwood, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 484 miles [778.9 km] to the South Southeast

Polk County

Our profile page for Eastwood, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 497 miles [799.8 km] to the Southeast

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Georgia

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Eastwood, DeKalb County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in DeKalb County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Illinois

Cook County

Our profile page for Eastwood, Cook County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Cook County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kansas

Bourbon County

Our profile page for Eastwood, Bourbon County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Bourbon County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kentucky

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Eastwood, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 301 miles [484.4 km] to the North

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Louisiana

Bossier Parish

Our profile page for Eastwood, Bossier Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 421 miles [677.5 km] to the West

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Michigan

Kalamazoo County

Our profile page for Eastwood, Kalamazoo County   [Map]
Distance: About 579 miles [931.8 km] to the North

Saginaw County

Our profile page for Eastwood, Saginaw County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Saginaw County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Missouri

Carter County

Our profile page for Eastwood, Carter County   [Map]
Distance: About 328 miles [527.9 km] to the Northwest

Jackson County

Our profile page for Eastwood, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 568 miles [914.1 km] to the Northwest

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New York

Onondaga County

Our profile page for Eastwood, Onondaga County   [Map]
Distance: About 841 miles [1,353.5 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Lenoir County

Our profile page for Eastwood, Lenoir County   [Map]
Distance: About 501 miles [806.3 km] to the East Northeast

Moore County

Our profile page for Eastwood, Moore County   [Map]
Distance: About 408 miles [656.6 km] to the East Northeast

Orange County

Our profile page for Eastwood, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 442 miles [711.3 km] to the East Northeast

Pitt County

Our profile page for Eastwood, Pitt County   [Map]
Distance: About 529 miles [851.3 km] to the East Northeast

Wake County

Our profile page for Eastwood, Wake County   [Map]
Distance: About 462 miles [743.5 km] to the East Northeast

Wilson County

Our profile page for Eastwood, Wilson County   [Map]
Distance: About 501 miles [806.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Brown County

Our profile page for Eastwood, Brown County   [Map]
Distance: About 378 miles [608.3 km] to the North Northeast

Franklin County

Our profile page for Eastwood, Franklin County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Franklin County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Ontario

Our profile page for Eastwood   [Map]
Distance: About 707 miles [1,137.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Douglas County

Our profile page for Eastwood, Douglas County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Douglas County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Eastwood, Allegheny County   [Map]
Distance: About 577 miles [928.6 km] to the Northeast

Westmoreland County

Our profile page for Eastwood, Westmoreland County   [Map]
Distance: About 581 miles [935 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Knox County

Our profile page for Eastwood, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 208 miles [334.7 km] to the Northeast

Putnam County

Our profile page for Eastwood, Putnam County   [Map]
Distance: About 162 miles [260.7 km] to the North Northeast

Rutherford County

Our profile page for Eastwood, Rutherford County   [Map]
Distance: About 142 miles [228.5 km] to the North

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Texas

El Paso County

Our profile page for Eastwood, El Paso County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in El Paso County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Harris County

Our profile page for Eastwood, Harris County   [Map]
Distance: About 595 miles [957.6 km] to the West Southwest

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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Eastwood, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,461 miles [2,351.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Newport News City

Our profile page for Eastwood, Newport News City   [Map]
Distance: About 599 miles [964 km] to the East Northeast

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Washington

Kitsap County

Our profile page for Eastwood, Kitsap County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,088 miles [3,360.3 km] to the Northwest

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Communities Located Internationally

Just a reminder: Our measurements are based on the Great Circle Route. See footnote <3>


Australia

- New South Wales   [Map]

Distance: About 9,175 miles [14,765.7 km] to the West Southwest

- South Australia   [Map]

Distance: About 9,883 miles [15,905.1 km] to the West Southwest

England   [Map]

Distance: About 4,196 miles [6,752.8 km] to the Northeast

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Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Blount County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Blount County: www.co.blount.al.us/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Eastwood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9409, Longitude: -86.4572     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Eastwood 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 Eastwood 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 the angle) to Jerusalem is 313.494 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.135 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.066 degrees.

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<7>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 where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. 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.

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<8>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 Eastwood, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Eastwood.



 
 
 

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