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Introduction ...

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

This page contains eight sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Eastwood Estates and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track 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 the location for Eastwood Estates. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.

The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Eastwood Estates.

Bird Watching ...

We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.

The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Lincoln County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Lincoln County sighting report from eBird.

Since Eastwood Estates is near Madison County and also Franklin County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Madison County

Sighting report for Franklin County

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:

The Waymark.com website, centered on Eastwood Estates.

How Far From Eastwood 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 Eastwood 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 Eastwood Estates and extending to:

  • Fayetteville [Map], which is the Seat of Lincoln County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Eastwood Estates to Fayetteville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 80 miles [128.7 km] to the North (N). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 589 miles [947.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 days and walking would take 34 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,470 miles [10,412.5 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 7,184 miles [11,561.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,059 miles [8,141.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Eastwood 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.

Crystal Springs   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast of Eastwood Estates   [Map]

Hazel Green (AL)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

Highland Rim   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Key's Mill (AL)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

Liberty   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Lincoln   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]

Marys Grove   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Mint Spring (AL)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Park City   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Pleasant Grove   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Prospect   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Rolling Hills   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Three Oaks   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

Walnut Grove (AL)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [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 Eastwood 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.

Tallulah Bankhead     (Tallulah Brockman Bankhead)

Actress. She was born in Huntsville (Alabama) on Friday January 31, 1902 and died in New York (New York) on Thursday December 12, 1968 at an age of 66.

Huntsville [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the south of Eastwood Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tallulah Bankhead<7>

Anne Bradshaw Clopton

Artist. She was born in Shelbyville (Tennessee) on Monday July 22, 1878 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Saturday February 4, 1956 at an age of 77. She was buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama) [Map].

Shelbyville [Map] is located 33 miles [53.1 km] to the north of Eastwood Estates

Huntsville [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the south of Eastwood Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Anne Bradshaw Clopton

Norman Glen 'Norm' Ezell

Musician. He was born in Chelsea (Alabama) on Tueday October 7, 1941 and died in Lodi (California) on Saturday May 8, 2010 at an age of 68.

Chelsea [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the south of Eastwood Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Norman Glen 'Norm' Ezell

Don Mincher

Major League Baseball. He was born in Huntsville (Alabama) on Friday June 24, 1938 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Sunday March 4, 2012 at an age of 73. He was buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama) [Map].

Huntsville [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the south of Eastwood Estates

Huntsville [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the south of Eastwood Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Mincher

Billy Neighbors

Professional football. He was born in Tuscaloosa (Alabama) on Sunday February 4, 1940 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Monday April 30, 2012 at an age of 72. He was buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama) [Map].

Huntsville [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the south of Eastwood Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Neighbors

Dinah Shore     (Born as Fannye Rose Shore)

Singer, actress. She was born in Winchester (Tennessee) on Tueday February 29, 1916 (which is Leap Day) and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Thursday February 24, 1994 at an age of 78. She was buried at Hillside Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Winchester [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast of Eastwood Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dinah Shore

Harry Rhett Townes

Actor, Episcopal priest. He was born in Huntsville (Alabama) on Friday September 18, 1914 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Wednesday May 23, 2001 at an age of 86. He was buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama) [Map].

Huntsville [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the south of Eastwood Estates

Huntsville [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the south of Eastwood Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry Rhett Townes

Edward Benjamin Townsend

Musician, composer. He was born in Fayetteville (Tennessee) on Tueday April 16, 1929 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday August 13, 2003 at an age of 74. He was buried at Riverside National Cemetery (Riverside County, California) [Map].

Fayetteville [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the north of Eastwood Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Benjamin Townsend

Maria Howard Weeden

Artist, author. She was born in Huntsville (Alabama) on Monday July 6, 1846 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Wednesday April 12, 1905 at an age of 58. She was buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama) [Map].

Huntsville [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the south of Eastwood Estates

Huntsville [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the south of Eastwood Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Maria Howard Weeden

Jessup Joseph Whitehead

Author, chef. He was born in London (England) [Map] on Thursday August 1, 1833 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Sunday May 12, 1889 at an age of 55. He was buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama) [Map].

Huntsville [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the south of Eastwood Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jessup Joseph Whitehead

Communities Also Named Eastwood Estates ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Eastwood Estates.

While the name Eastwood Estates is unique within Tennessee, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Tennessee

Georgia

Coweta County

Our profile page for Eastwood Estates, Coweta County   [Map]

Distance: About 153 miles [246.2 km] to the Southeast.

Louisiana

Ouachita Parish

Our profile page for Eastwood Estates, Ouachita Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 355 miles [571.3 km] to the West Southwest.

Maryland

Cecil County

Our profile page for Eastwood Estates, Cecil County   [Map]

Distance: About 669 miles [1,076.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Utah

Davis County

Our profile page for Eastwood Estates, Davis County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,436 miles [2,311 km] to the West Northwest.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Tennessee

About Lincoln County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Eastwood Estates. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.0140, Longitude: -86.5567     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Eastwood 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 Eastwood 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 313.609 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.417 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.865 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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