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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Eastwood 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. 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.

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 Putnam County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Putnam County sighting report from eBird.

Since Eastwood is near White County and also Overton County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for White County

Sighting report for Overton 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.

How Far From Eastwood 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 Eastwood 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 and extending to:

  • Cookeville [Map], which is the Seat of Putnam County, lies just to the West.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 72 miles [115.9 km] to the West (W). If you could drive a straight line from Eastwood to Nashville, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 4 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 499 miles [803.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 20 days and walking would take 29 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,372 miles [10,254.7 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 7,087 miles [11,405.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,962 miles [7,985.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Eastwood ...

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.

Dry Valley   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast of Eastwood   [Map]

Grandview   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Green Acres   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]

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

Heathwood   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Honeybrook   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Indian Hills   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]

Laurel Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

Peekville (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Pleasant View   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

Poplar Grove   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]

Post Oak   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Rolling Meadows   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Shepherd Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Sun Valley   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Tanglewood   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Wildwood   -   4 miles [6.4 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 Eastwood. 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.

DeFord Bailey

Musician. He was born in Carthage (Tennessee) on Thursday December 14, 1899 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Friday July 2, 1982 at an age of 82. He was buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].

Carthage [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of Eastwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: DeFord Bailey<7>

Lester Flatt     (Lester Raymond Flatt)

Musician. He was born in Duncan's Chapel (Tennessee) on Friday June 19, 1914 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Friday May 11, 1979 at an age of 64. He was buried at Oaklawn Memorial Cemetery (White County, Tennessee) [Map].

Duncan's Chapel [Map] is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the north of Eastwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lester Flatt

Stan Earl Mitchell

Professional football. He was born in Sparta (Tennessee) on Thursday August 17, 1944 and died in Sparta (Tennessee) on Tueday January 24, 2012 at an age of 67.

Sparta [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of Eastwood

Sparta [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of Eastwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Stan Earl Mitchell

Communities Also Named Eastwood ...

We have found 40 communities that share the name Eastwood.

Within Tennessee, there are 2 communities which are also named Eastwood. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 35 communities in the United States and Canada - with 36 of those located in the United States.

In addition to the above occurrences of Eastwood, we know of 3 communities located outside of the United States and Canada.

We have broken our list into three sections:

Other communities located in Tennessee

Communities outside of Tennessee

Communities located internationally


Other Communities Located In Tennessee

Knox County

Our profile page for Eastwood, Knox County   [Map]

Distance: About 94 miles [151.3 km] to the East.

Rutherford County

Our profile page for Eastwood, Rutherford County   [Map]

Distance: About 61 miles [98.2 km] to the West.


Communities Outside of Tennessee

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Alabama

Baldwin County

Our profile page for Eastwood, Baldwin County   [Map]

Distance: About 386 miles [621.2 km] to the South Southwest.

Blount County

Our profile page for Eastwood, Blount County   [Map]

Distance: About 162 miles [260.7 km] to the South Southwest.

Calhoun County

Our profile page for Eastwood, Calhoun County   [Map]

Distance: About 162 miles [260.7 km] to the South.

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Eastwood, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 194 miles [312.2 km] to the South Southwest.

Arkansas

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Eastwood, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 395 miles [635.7 km] to the West Southwest.

Colorado

Pueblo County

Our profile page for Eastwood, Pueblo County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>

Although located in Pueblo County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Eastwood, Hillsborough County   [Map]

Distance: About 599 miles [964 km] to the South Southeast.

Polk County

Our profile page for Eastwood, Polk County   [Map]

Distance: About 604 miles [972 km] to the South Southeast.

Georgia

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Eastwood, DeKalb County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in DeKalb County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Illinois

Cook County

Our profile page for Eastwood, Cook County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Cook County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Kansas

Bourbon County

Our profile page for Eastwood, Bourbon County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Bourbon County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Kentucky

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Eastwood, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 143 miles [230.1 km] to the North.

Louisiana

Bossier Parish

Our profile page for Eastwood, Bossier Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 523 miles [841.7 km] to the West Southwest.

Michigan

Kalamazoo County

Our profile page for Eastwood, Kalamazoo County   [Map]

Distance: About 424 miles [682.4 km] to the North.

Saginaw County

Our profile page for Eastwood, Saginaw County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Saginaw County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Missouri

Carter County

Our profile page for Eastwood, Carter County   [Map]

Distance: About 312 miles [502.1 km] to the West.

Jackson County

Our profile page for Eastwood, Jackson County   [Map]

Distance: About 532 miles [856.2 km] to the West Northwest.

New York

Onondaga County

Our profile page for Eastwood, Onondaga County   [Map]

Distance: About 689 miles [1,108.8 km] to the Northeast.

North Carolina

Lenoir County

Our profile page for Eastwood, Lenoir County   [Map]

Distance: About 435 miles [700.1 km] to the East.

Moore County

Our profile page for Eastwood, Moore County   [Map]

Distance: About 343 miles [552 km] to the East.

Orange County

Our profile page for Eastwood, Orange County   [Map]

Distance: About 356 miles [572.9 km] to the East.

Pitt County

Our profile page for Eastwood, Pitt County   [Map]

Distance: About 456 miles [733.9 km] to the East.

Wake County

Our profile page for Eastwood, Wake County   [Map]

Distance: About 385 miles [619.6 km] to the East.

Wilson County

Our profile page for Eastwood, Wilson County   [Map]

Distance: About 426 miles [685.6 km] to the East.

Ohio

Brown County

Our profile page for Eastwood, Brown County   [Map]

Distance: About 215 miles [346 km] to the North Northeast.

Franklin County

Our profile page for Eastwood, Franklin County

This community is historic.<9>

Although located in Franklin County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Ontario

Our profile page for Eastwood   [Map]

Distance: About 545 miles [877.1 km] to the North Northeast.

Oregon

Douglas County

Our profile page for Eastwood, Douglas County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Douglas County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Eastwood, Allegheny County   [Map]

Distance: About 425 miles [684 km] to the Northeast.

Westmoreland County

Our profile page for Eastwood, Westmoreland County   [Map]

Distance: About 431 miles [693.6 km] to the Northeast.

Texas

El Paso County

Our profile page for Eastwood, El Paso County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in El Paso County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Harris County

Our profile page for Eastwood, Harris County   [Map]

Distance: About 722 miles [1,161.9 km] to the Southwest.

Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Eastwood, Salt Lake County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,452 miles [2,336.8 km] to the West Northwest.

Virginia

Newport News City

Our profile page for Eastwood, Newport News City   [Map]

Distance: About 500 miles [804.7 km] to the East.

Washington

Kitsap County

Our profile page for Eastwood, Kitsap County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,043 miles [3,287.9 km] to the Northwest.


Communities Located Internationally

Just a reminder: Our measurements are based on the Great Circle Route. See footnote <3>


Australia

- New South Wales   [Map]

Distance: About 9,270 miles [14,918.6 km] to the West Southwest

- South Australia   [Map]

Distance: About 9,971 miles [16,046.8 km] to the West

England   [Map]

Distance: About 4,047 miles [6,513 km] to the Northeast

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Tennessee

About Putnam County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Putnam County: www.putnamcountytn.gov/

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

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Eastwood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.1576, Longitude: -85.4780     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Eastwood 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 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 312.993 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.868 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.135 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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<8>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Eastwood could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<9>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Eastwood, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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