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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Bluewood Estates 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 community such as Bluewood Estates to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Huntsville [Map], which is the Seat of Madison County, lies just to the North Northwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 157 miles [252.7 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Bluewood Estates to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 602 miles [968.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,487 miles [10,439.8 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 7,200 miles [11,587.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,075 miles [8,167.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bluewood Estates ...

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.

Bravo   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast of Bluewood Estates   [Map]
Camelot   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Chimney Springs   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Double Tree   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
English Village   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Forest Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Fox Run   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Huntsville Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Meadow Trace   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Regent Forest   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Sugar Tree   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Sunset Cove   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Willow Bend   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Willowbrook   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [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 Bluewood Estates. 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.

Tallulah Bankhead     (Tallulah Brockman Bankhead)
  Actress. She was born in Huntsville (Alabama) on Friday January 31, 1902 and died in New York (New York) on Thursday December 12, 1968 at an age of 66.

Huntsville [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest of Bluewood Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tallulah Bankhead<7>
 
Harry Rhett Townes
  Actor, Episcopal priest. He was born in Huntsville (Alabama) on Friday September 18, 1914 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Wednesday May 23, 2001 at an age of 86. He was buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama) [Map].

Huntsville [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest of Bluewood Estates

Huntsville [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest of Bluewood Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry Rhett Townes

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About Madison County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Madison County: www.co.madison.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 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Bluewood Estates. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bluewood Estates) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bluewood Estates. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6515, Longitude: -86.5558     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bluewood Estates 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 Bluewood Estates 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 313.591 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.346 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.947 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: findagrave.com.

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