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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Woodlawn Estates 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 Woodlawn 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 Woodlawn Estates to:

  • Lincoln [Map], which is the Seat of Lancaster County, lies just to the South Southeast.
  • Lincoln [Map], which is the State Capital of Nebraska, lies just to the South Southeast (SSE).
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,049 miles [1,688.2 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Woodlawn Estates to White House, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 60 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,553 miles [10,546 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 5,207 miles [8,379.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Woodlawn Estates ...

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

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


Communities Outside of Nebraska

Arkansas

Lonoke County

Our profile page for Woodlawn Estates, Lonoke County   [Map]
Distance: About 482 miles [775.7 km] to the South Southeast

Georgia

Muscogee County

Our profile page for Woodlawn Estates, Muscogee County   [Map]
Distance: About 869 miles [1,398.5 km] to the Southeast

Louisiana

East Baton Rouge Parish

Our profile page for Woodlawn Estates, East Baton Rouge Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 788 miles [1,268.2 km] to the South Southeast

New Jersey

Ocean County

Our profile page for Woodlawn Estates, Ocean County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,182 miles [1,902.2 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Woodlawn Estates, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 580 miles [933.4 km] to the East Southeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Woodlawn 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.

Bethany   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East of Woodlawn Estates   [Map]
Emerald   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Havelock   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Huskerville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Lincoln   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
University Place   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Woodlawn   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Yankee Hill (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [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 Woodlawn 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.

Philip Abbott     (Born as Philip Abbott Alexander)
  Actor. He was born in Lincoln (Nebraska) on Thursday March 20, 1924 and died in Tarzana (California) on Monday February 23, 1998 at an age of 73. He was buried at San Fernando Mission Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Lincoln [Map] is located Less than 2 miles to the southeast of Woodlawn Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Philip Abbott<7>
 
Leslie Brooks     (Born as Virginia Leslie Gettman)
  Actress. She was born in Lincoln (Nebraska) on Thursday July 13, 1922 and died in Sherman Oaks (California) on Friday July 1, 2011 at an age of 89. She was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Lincoln [Map] is located Less than 2 miles to the southeast of Woodlawn Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Leslie Brooks
 
Gordon MacRae     (Albert Gordon MacRae)
  Actor, singer. He was born in East Orange (New Jersey) on Saturday March 12, 1921 and died in Lincoln (Nebraska) on Friday January 24, 1986 at an age of 64. He was buried at Wyuka Cemetery (Lancaster County, Nebraska) [Map].

Lincoln [Map] is located Less than 2 miles to the southeast of Woodlawn Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gordon MacRae
 
Hilary Swank     (Hilary Ann Swank)
  Oscar winning actress, producer. She was born in Lincoln (Nebraska) on Wednesday January 30, 1974

Lincoln [Map] is located Less than 2 miles to the southeast of Woodlawn Estates

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lancaster County: www.lancaster.ne.gov/

The official website for State of Nebraska: www.nebraska.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Woodlawn Estates. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.8367, Longitude: -96.7195     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Woodlawn 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 Woodlawn 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 320.616 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 318.285 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.414 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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