RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     

Parkwood Estates, North Carolina

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Other NC
Communities













Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Parkwood Estates, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Parkwood Estates and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Parkwood Estates:
    • 35.430778, -79.190122
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Parkwood Estates
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Parkwood Estates ...

We have found eight communities that share the name Parkwood Estates.

Within North Carolina, the name Parkwood Estates is unique.

Beyond North Carolina, we know of another eight communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Madison County
      • This Parkwood Estates is located in Madison County and lies 423 miles [680.8 km]<1> to the west of the Parkwood Estates that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkwood Estates
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Parkwood Estates.
    • Minnesota
      • Kandiyohi County
      • This Parkwood Estates is located in Kandiyohi County and lies 1,068 miles [1,718.8 km]<1> to the northwest of the Parkwood Estates that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkwood Estates
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kandiyohi County community of Parkwood Estates.
    • South Carolina
      • Charleston County
      • This Parkwood Estates is located in Charleston County and lies 188 miles [302.6 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Parkwood Estates that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkwood Estates
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Charleston County community of Parkwood Estates.
    • Tennessee
      • Davidson County
      • This Parkwood Estates is located in Davidson County and lies 428 miles [688.8 km]<1> to the west of the Parkwood Estates that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkwood Estates
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Davidson County community of Parkwood Estates.
      • Rutherford County
      • This Parkwood Estates is located in Rutherford County and lies 407 miles [655 km] to the west of the Parkwood Estates that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkwood Estates
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rutherford County community of Parkwood Estates.
    • Texas
      • Harris County
      • This Parkwood Estates is located in Harris County and lies 1,009 miles [1,623.8 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Parkwood Estates that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkwood Estates
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harris County community of Parkwood Estates.
    • Utah
      • Weber County
      • This Parkwood Estates is located in Weber County and lies 1,809 miles [2,911.3 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Parkwood Estates that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkwood Estates
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Weber County community of Parkwood Estates.
    • Virginia
      • Washington County
      • This Parkwood Estates is located in Washington County and lies 182 miles [292.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Parkwood Estates that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkwood Estates
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Parkwood Estates.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Parkwood 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 wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Cool Springs [Lee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cool Springs
    • Cool Springs [Lee County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Parkwood Estates
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cool Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cool Springs
  • Lemon Springs [Lee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lemon Springs
    • Lemon Springs [Lee County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Parkwood Estates
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lemon Springs
  • Meadow Park [Lee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Park
    • Meadow Park [Lee County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Parkwood Estates
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Park
  • Owls Nest [Lee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Owls Nest
    • Owls Nest [Lee County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Parkwood Estates
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Owls Nest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Owls Nest
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Planters Ridge [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Planters Ridge
      • Planters Ridge [Lee County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Parkwood Estates
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Planters Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Planters Ridge
    • Quail Ridge [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quail Ridge
      • Quail Ridge [Lee County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Parkwood Estates
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quail Ridge
    • Royal Oaks [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Royal Oaks
      • Royal Oaks [Lee County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Parkwood Estates
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Royal Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Royal Oaks
    • Trails End [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trails End
      • Trails End [Lee County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Parkwood Estates
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trails End have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trails End
    • Tramway [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tramway
      • Tramway [Lee County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Parkwood Estates
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tramway

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 Parkwood 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • Frances Elizabeth Bavier     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born on December 14, 1902 (a Sunday) and died in Siler City (NC) on December 6, 1989 (a Wednesday) at the age of 87. She is buried at Oakwood Cemetery (Chatham County, North Carolina).
      • Siler City is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest of Parkwood Estates.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frances Elizabeth Bavier<3>
    • Julianne Moore     (Oscar winning actress)
      • Born: Julie Anne Smith
      • Oscar winning actress. She was born in Fort Bragg (NC) on December 3, 1960 (a Saturday)
      • Fort Bragg is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast of Parkwood Estates.

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Parkwood Estates and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Sanford, which is the Seat of Lee County and lies just to the North.
    • Raleigh, which is the State Capital of North Carolina, lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast (NE). If you could walk a straight line from Parkwood Estates to Raleigh, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 267 miles [429.7 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,139 miles [9,879.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,834 miles [10,998.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,715 miles [7,588.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for North Carolina

About Lee County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lee County: www.leecountync.com/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Parkwood Estates) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Parkwood Estates. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Parkwood EstatesOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Parkwood Estates. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.4308, Longitude: -79.1901    
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Parkwood Estates to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.272 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.494 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.80 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 

 

Copyright 2020
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 19 Jul 2022