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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Ellicott City [Map], which is the Seat of Howard County, lies just to the North.
  • Annapolis [Map], which is the State Capital of Maryland, lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could walk a straight line from Aspenwood to Annapolis, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southwest (SW). The buggy would take most of a day and walking would take just over a day.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,878 miles [9,459.7 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 6,583 miles [10,594.3 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,460 miles [7,177.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Aspenwood ...

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.

Arrowhead   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest of Aspenwood   [Map]
Bridewell (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Cedars   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Champion Forest   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Chase Eden   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Dasher Green   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Elkhorn   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Georgetown   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Heritage Woods   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
High Ridge   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Holiday Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hopewell   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Howard Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Jessup   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Lakeview   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Magnolia (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Mission Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Pleasant Grove   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
River Island   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Robinsons Promise   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Savage   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Settlers Landing   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Springwood   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Stonebrook   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Twin Oaks   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Woodvalley   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [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 Aspenwood. 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.

Jack Anderson     (Jack Northman Anderson)
  Columnist. He was born in Long Beach (California) on Thursday October 19, 1922 and died in Bethesda (Maryland) on Saturday December 17, 2005 at an age of 83.

Bethesda [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest of Aspenwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jack Anderson<7>
 
Eubie Blake     (Born as James Hubert Blake)
  Musician, composer. He was born in Baltimore (Maryland) on Wednesday February 7, 1883 and died in Brooklyn (New York) on Saturday February 12, 1983 at an age of 100. He was buried at Cypress Hills Cemetery (Kings County, New York) [Map].

Baltimore [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast of Aspenwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eubie Blake
 
Sandra Bullock     (Sandra Annette Bullock)
  Oscar winning actress. She was born in Arlington (Virginia) on Sunday July 26, 1964

Arlington [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest of Aspenwood
 
Andrew Howard 'Andy' Cohen
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Baltimore (Maryland) on Tueday October 25, 1904 and died in El Paso (Texas) on Saturday October 29, 1988 at an age of 84.

Baltimore [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast of Aspenwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Howard 'Andy' Cohen
 
Sydney Harry 'Syd' Cohen
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Baltimore (Maryland) on Monday May 7, 1906 and died in El Paso (Texas) on Saturday April 9, 1988 at an age of 81.

Baltimore [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast of Aspenwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sydney Harry 'Syd' Cohen
 
Johnny Eck     (Born as John Eckhardt, Jr.)
  Actor, sideshow performer. He was born in Baltimore (Maryland) on Sunday August 27, 1911 and died in Baltimore (Maryland) on Saturday January 5, 1991 at an age of 79.

Baltimore [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast of Aspenwood

Baltimore [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast of Aspenwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Johnny Eck
 
William David Elliot, Jr.
  Actor. He was born in Baltimore (Maryland) on Monday June 4, 1934 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Thursday September 29, 1983 at an age of 49. He was buried at Maryland Veterans Cemetery (Anne Arundel County, Maryland) [Map].

Baltimore [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast of Aspenwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William David Elliot, Jr.
 
Cal Ermer     (Calvin Coolidge Ermer)
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Baltimore (Maryland) on Saturday November 10, 1923 and died in Chattanooga (Tennessee) on Saturday August 8, 2009 at an age of 85. He was buried at Chattanooga National Cemetery (Hamilton County, Tennessee) [Map].

Baltimore [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast of Aspenwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cal Ermer
 
Dr. Robert Hutchings Goddard
  Scientist. He was born in Worcester (Massachusetts) on Thursday October 5, 1882 and died in Baltimore (Maryland) on Friday August 10, 1945 at an age of 62.

Baltimore [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast of Aspenwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dr. Robert Hutchings Goddard
 
Grace Hopper     (Born as Grace Brewster Murray)
  Rear Admiral, computer scientist, mathematician. She was born in New York (New York) on Sunday December 9, 1906 and died in Arlington (Virginia) on Wednesday January 1, 1992 at an age of 85. She was buried at Arlington National Cemetery (Arlington County, Virginia) [Map].

Arlington [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest of Aspenwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Grace Hopper
 
Emily Post
  Author. She was born in Baltimore (Maryland) on Sunday October 27, 1872 and died in New York (New York) on Sunday September 25, 1960 at an age of 87.

Baltimore [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast of Aspenwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Emily Post
 
Lewis Robert 'Hack' Wilson
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Ellwood City (Pennsylvania) on Thursday April 26, 1900 and died in Baltimore (Maryland) on Tueday November 23, 1948 at an age of 48. He was buried at Rosedale Cemetery (Berkeley County, West Virginia) [Map].

Baltimore [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast of Aspenwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lewis Robert 'Hack' Wilson

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The Communities of Maryland

About Howard County

About Maryland

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Howard County: www.co.ho.md.us/

The official website for State of Maryland: www.maryland.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Aspenwood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1501, Longitude: -76.8194     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Aspenwood 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 Aspenwood 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 307.745 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.313 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.524 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Aspenwood.



 
 
 

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