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Glen Oaks, Alabama
(Lauderdale County)

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Glen Oaks 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 Glen Oaks to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Glen Oaks to:

  • Florence [Map], which is the Seat of Lauderdale County, lies just to the East.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 193 miles [310.6 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Glen Oaks to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 656 miles [1,055.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,528 miles [10,505.8 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 7,245 miles [11,659.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,120 miles [8,239.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Glen Oaks ...

We have found 12 communities that share the name Glen Oaks.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Glen Oaks. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 11 communities in the United States - with 12 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arizona

Yavapai County

Our profile page for Glen Oaks, Yavapai County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,402 miles [2,256.3 km] to the West

California

San Diego County

Our profile page for Glen Oaks, San Diego County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,663 miles [2,676.3 km] to the West

Georgia

Clarke County

Our profile page for Glen Oaks, Clarke County   [Map]
Distance: About 255 miles [410.4 km] to the East Southeast

Louisiana

East Baton Rouge Parish

Our profile page for Glen Oaks, East Baton Rouge Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 357 miles [574.5 km] to the Southwest

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Maryland

Howard County

Our profile page for Glen Oaks, Howard County   [Map]
Distance: About 673 miles [1,083.1 km] to the East Northeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Glen Oaks, Montgomery County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Montgomery County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New York

Queens County

Our profile page for Glen Oaks, Queens County   [Map]
Distance: About 868 miles [1,396.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Sumner County

Our profile page for Glen Oaks, Sumner County   [Map]
Distance: About 121 miles [194.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Texas

San Augustine County

Our profile page for Glen Oaks, San Augustine County   [Map]
Distance: About 440 miles [708.1 km] to the West Southwest

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Utah

Davis County

Our profile page for Glen Oaks, Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,371 miles [2,206.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Fairfax County

Our profile page for Glen Oaks, Fairfax County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Fairfax County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glen Oaks. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8481, Longitude: -87.7945     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Glen Oaks 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 Glen Oaks 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 the angle) to Jerusalem is 314.36 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.261 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.419 degrees.

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<7>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 Glen Oaks, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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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 where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. 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.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Glen Oaks.



 
 
 

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