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Oak Level, Alabama
(Calhoun County)

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Oak Level to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Oak Level to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Anniston [Map], which is the Seat of Calhoun County, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Oak Level to Anniston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 108 miles [173.8 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 604 miles [972 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,498 miles [10,457.5 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 7,206 miles [11,596.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,083 miles [8,180.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Oak Level ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Oak Level.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Oak Level. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 4 communities in the United States - with 5 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


Bryan County

Our profile page for Oak Level, Bryan County   [Map]
Distance: About 308 miles [495.7 km] to the East Southeast


Marshall County

Our profile page for Oak Level, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 249 miles [400.7 km] to the North Northwest


Halifax County

Our profile page for Oak Level, Halifax County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Halifax County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Henry County

Our profile page for Oak Level, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 394 miles [634.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Oak Level. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Oak Level

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oak Level. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8936, Longitude: -85.9614     [Map].

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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 Oak Level 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 313.193 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.782 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.877 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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