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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Tuscaloosa [Map], which is the Seat of Tuscaloosa County, lies just to the West Northwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 88 miles [141.6 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Eastover to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 704 miles [1,133 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,596 miles [10,615.2 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 7,306 miles [11,757.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,182 miles [8,339.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Eastover ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Eastover.

While the name Eastover is unique within Alabama, we know of another 9 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alabama


Berkshire County

Our profile page for Eastover, Berkshire County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,000 miles [1,609.3 km] to the Northeast


Hinds County

Our profile page for Eastover, Hinds County   [Map]
Distance: About 164 miles [263.9 km] to the West Southwest

North Carolina

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Eastover, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 514 miles [827.2 km] to the East Northeast

Lenoir County

Our profile page for Eastover, Lenoir County   [Map]
Distance: About 583 miles [938.2 km] to the East Northeast

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Eastover, Mecklenburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 406 miles [653.4 km] to the East Northeast

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South Carolina

Richland County

Our profile page for Eastover, Richland County   [Map]
Distance: About 393 miles [632.5 km] to the East

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Blount County

Our profile page for Eastover, Blount County   [Map]
Distance: About 267 miles [429.7 km] to the Northeast

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Suffolk City

Our profile page for Eastover, Suffolk City   [Map]
Distance: About 664 miles [1,068.6 km] to the East Northeast

Surry County

Our profile page for Eastover, Surry County   [Map]
Distance: About 658 miles [1,058.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Eastover ...

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.

Box Springs   -   Less than 2 miles to the North of Eastover   [Map]
Cedar Crest   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Cedar Knoll   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Cherokee Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Cherry Dale   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Cottondale   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Cottonwood Park   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Coventry   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Echo Hill   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Fairway Drive   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Forest Lake   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
High Point   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Hillswood   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Hurricane Hills   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Jerusalem Heights   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Lake Shore   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Lakeview   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Lynn Haven   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Meadowbrook   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Peach Grove   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Rosewood   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Running Brook   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Sky Ranch   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Skyland Park   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Springbrook   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Stokes   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
University   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Whispering Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Woodland Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Woodland Pines   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Woodland Terrace   -   Less than 2 miles 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 Eastover. 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.

Ollie 'Downtown' Brown     (Ollie Lee Brown)
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Tuscaloosa (Alabama) on Friday February 11, 1944 and died in Buena Park (California) on Thursday April 16, 2015 at an age of 71.

Tuscaloosa [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest of Eastover

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ollie 'Downtown' Brown<7>
George 'Mule' Suttles
  Negro League Baseball. He was born in Blockton Junc (Alabama) on Saturday March 31, 1900 and died in Newark (New Jersey) on Saturday July 9, 1966 at an age of 66. He was buried at Glendale Cemetery (Essex County, New Jersey) [Map].

Blockton Junc [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the east of Eastover

Find-A-Grave Memorial: George 'Mule' Suttles

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Eastover. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1737, Longitude: -87.4872     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Eastover 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 Eastover 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 314.066 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.691 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.643 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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