Whitwell was a settlement in the Shire.
Whitwell was located on the Green Hills, not far from Tuckborough. Thain Paladin Took II, had a farm there.
Whit is a shortening of "white", referring to the colour of the soil (presumably pertaining to chalk in the soil of the Green Hills).
Whitwell is a real-life English place-name.
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "Minas Tirith"
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, "Nomenclature of The Lord of the Rings" in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 779 (entry Whitfurrows)