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Green Oaks, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Green 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 Green 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 Green Oaks to:

  • Troy [Map], which is the Seat of Pike County, lies just to the South Southwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 41 miles [66 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could walk a straight line from Green Oaks to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 700 miles [1,126.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,596 miles [10,615.2 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 7,296 miles [11,741.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,175 miles [8,328.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Green Oaks ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Green Oaks.

While the name Green Oaks is unique within Alabama, we know of another 6 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Illinois

Lake County

Our profile page for Green Oaks, Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 731 miles [1,176.4 km] to the North

Mississippi

Oktibbeha County

Our profile page for Green Oaks, Oktibbeha County   [Map]
Distance: About 202 miles [325.1 km] to the Northwest

Missouri

Stoddard County

Our profile page for Green Oaks, Stoddard County   [Map]
Distance: About 418 miles [672.7 km] to the North Northwest

Nova Scotia

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Distance: About 1,522 miles [2,449.4 km] to the Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Venango County

Our profile page for Green Oaks, Venango County   [Map]
Distance: About 751 miles [1,208.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Virginia

Newport News City

Our profile page for Green Oaks, Newport News City
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Newport News City, 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 'straight-line' distance that starts in Green Oaks. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Green Oaks) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Green Oaks. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.8146, Longitude: -85.9577     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Green 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 Green 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 313.063 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.343 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.323 degrees.

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<7>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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