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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Westwood 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 Westwood 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 Westwood Estates to:

  • Kenosha [Map], which is the Seat of Kenosha County, lies just to the East Northeast.
  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 83 miles [133.6 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). If you could drive a straight line from Westwood Estates to Madison, 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 5 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 621 miles [999.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,159 miles [9,911.9 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 6,900 miles [11,104.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,786 miles [7,702.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Westwood Estates ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Westwood Estates.

While the name Westwood Estates is unique within Wisconsin, we know of another 6 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Wisconsin

Georgia

Lowndes County

Our profile page for Westwood Estates, Lowndes County   [Map]
Distance: About 849 miles [1,366.3 km] to the South Southeast

Montana

Custer County

Our profile page for Westwood Estates, Custer County   [Map]
Distance: About 920 miles [1,480.6 km] to the West Northwest

South Carolina

Horry County

Our profile page for Westwood Estates, Horry County   [Map]
Distance: About 778 miles [1,252.1 km] to the Southeast

Tennessee

Anderson County

Our profile page for Westwood Estates, Anderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 488 miles [785.4 km] to the South Southeast

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Utah

Davis County

Our profile page for Westwood Estates, Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,241 miles [1,997.2 km] to the West

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Westwood Estates, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,244 miles [2,002 km] to the West

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Westwood 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.

Carol Beach   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast of Westwood Estates   [Map]
Dunes Park (IL)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Hickory Corners (IL)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Liberty Corners   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Mount Pleasant   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Old Mill Creek (IL)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Paddock Lake   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Paris   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Pikeville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Pleasant Prairie   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Timber Ridge   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Zion (IL)   -   7 miles [11.3 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 Westwood 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.

Reggie The Crusher Lisowski     (Reginald Lisowski)
  Professional wrestler. He was born in South Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Sunday July 11, 1926 and died in South Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Saturday October 22, 2005 at an age of 79. He was buried at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery (Milwaukee County, Wisconsin) [Map].

South Milwaukee [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Westwood Estates

South Milwaukee [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Westwood Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Reggie The Crusher Lisowski<7>
 
Fredric March
  Oscar winning actor. He was born in Racine (Wisconsin) on Tueday August 31, 1897 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday April 14, 1975 at an age of 77.

Racine [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast of Westwood Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Fredric March
 
John Daniel Matuszak
  Actor, professional football. He was born in Oak Creek (Wisconsin) on Wednesday October 25, 1950 and died in Burbank (California) on Saturday June 17, 1989 at an age of 38. He was buried at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery (Milwaukee County, Wisconsin) [Map].

Oak Creek [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the north of Westwood Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Daniel Matuszak
 
Orson Welles
  Actor, director, writer, producer. He was born in Kenosha (Wisconsin) on Thursday May 6, 1915 and died in Hollywood (California) on Thursday October 10, 1985 at an age of 70.

Kenosha [Map] is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast of Westwood Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Orson Welles

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Kenosha County: www.co.kenosha.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: www.wisconsin.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Westwood Estates. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.5617, Longitude: -87.9083     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Westwood 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 Westwood 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 314.614 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.632 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.504 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 Westwood Estates.