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Pinewood Estates, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Pinewood 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 Pinewood 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 Pinewood Estates to:

  • Troy [Map], which is the Seat of Pike County, lies just to the West Southwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 44 miles [70.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could walk a straight line from Pinewood Estates to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 699 miles [1,124.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, 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 6,595 miles [10,613.6 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 7,295 miles [11,740.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,174 miles [8,326.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Pinewood Estates ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Pinewood Estates.

While the name Pinewood Estates is unique within Alabama, we know of another 5 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alabama


Catoosa County

Our profile page for Pinewood Estates, Catoosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 221 miles [355.7 km] to the North

Liberty County

Our profile page for Pinewood Estates, Liberty County   [Map]
Distance: About 252 miles [405.6 km] to the East

North Carolina

Wilson County

Our profile page for Pinewood Estates, Wilson County   [Map]
Distance: About 531 miles [854.6 km] to the East Northeast

South Carolina

Greenville County

Our profile page for Pinewood Estates, Greenville County   [Map]
Distance: About 301 miles [484.4 km] to the Northeast

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Hardin County

Our profile page for Pinewood Estates, Hardin County   [Map]
Distance: About 509 miles [819.2 km] to the West

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Pinewood 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.

College Park   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West of Pinewood Estates   [Map]
Elmhill Plantation   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Forest Circle   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Green Oaks   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Heritage Ridge   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Mossy Grove   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Mountainbrook   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Pleasant Hill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Trojan Terrace   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [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 Pinewood 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.

Oscar Gamble
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Ramer (Alabama) on Tueday December 20, 1949 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Wednesday January 31, 2018 at an age of 68.

Ramer [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of Pinewood Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar Gamble<7>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pinewood Estates. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.8093, Longitude: -85.9288     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pinewood 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 Pinewood 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 313.046 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.322 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.313 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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