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Oak Park, Alabama
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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Oak Park 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 Park 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 Park to:

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies just to the South Southwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 89 miles [143.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Oak Park to Montgomery, 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 654 miles [1,052.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, 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 6,547 miles [10,536.4 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 7,256 miles [11,677.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,133 miles [8,260.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Oak Park ...

We have found 47 communities that share the name Oak Park.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Oak Park. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 45 communities in the United States and Canada - with 46 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Other Communities Located In Alabama

Madison County

Our profile page for Oak Park, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 81 miles [130.4 km] to the North

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Oak Park, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 88 miles [141.6 km] to the South Southeast


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Jefferson County

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

Sebastian County

Our profile page for Oak Park, Sebastian County   [Map]
Distance: About 452 miles [727.4 km] to the West Northwest

California

Sacramento County

Our profile page for Oak Park, Sacramento County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,955 miles [3,146.3 km] to the West Northwest

San Luis Obispo County

Our profile page for Oak Park, San Luis Obispo County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,923 miles [3,094.8 km] to the West Northwest

Ventura County

Our profile page for Oak Park, Ventura County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,826 miles [2,938.7 km] to the West

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Colorado

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Oak Park, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,101 miles [1,771.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Oak Park, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 465 miles [748.3 km] to the Southeast

Wakulla County

Our profile page for Oak Park, Wakulla County   [Map]
Distance: About 274 miles [441 km] to the South Southeast

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Georgia

Coffee County

Our profile page for Oak Park, Coffee County   [Map]
Distance: About 270 miles [434.5 km] to the East Southeast

Emanuel County

Our profile page for Oak Park, Emanuel County   [Map]
Distance: About 271 miles [436.1 km] to the East Southeast

Walker County

Our profile page for Oak Park, Walker County   [Map]
Distance: About 115 miles [185.1 km] to the Northeast

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Illinois

Cook County

Our profile page for Oak Park, Cook County   [Map]
Distance: About 576 miles [927 km] to the North

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Indiana

Clark County

Our profile page for Oak Park, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 332 miles [534.3 km] to the North

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Iowa

Polk County

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

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Louisiana

Caddo Parish

Our profile page for Oak Park, Caddo Parish
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Caddo Parish, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

East Baton Rouge Parish

Our profile page for Oak Park, East Baton Rouge Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 331 miles [532.7 km] to the Southwest

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Maryland

Baltimore County

Our profile page for Oak Park, Baltimore County   [Map]
Distance: About 682 miles [1,097.6 km] to the Northeast

Frederick County

Our profile page for Oak Park, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 651 miles [1,047.7 km] to the Northeast

Garrett County

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

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Michigan

Calhoun County

Our profile page for Oak Park, Calhoun County   [Map]
Distance: About 611 miles [983.3 km] to the North

Oakland County

Our profile page for Oak Park, Oakland County   [Map]
Distance: About 643 miles [1,034.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Minnesota

Anoka County

Our profile page for Oak Park, Anoka County   [Map]
Distance: About 871 miles [1,401.7 km] to the North Northwest

Benton County

Our profile page for Oak Park, Benton County   [Map]
Distance: About 916 miles [1,474.2 km] to the North Northwest

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North Carolina

Buncombe County

Our profile page for Oak Park, Buncombe County   [Map]
Distance: About 274 miles [441 km] to the East Northeast

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Oak Park, Cherokee County   [Map]
Distance: About 179 miles [288.1 km] to the Northeast

Forsyth County

Our profile page for Oak Park, Forsyth County   [Map]
Distance: About 403 miles [648.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Oak Park   [Map]
Distance: About 1,328 miles [2,137.2 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Harrison County

Our profile page for Oak Park, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 560 miles [901.2 km] to the North Northeast

Pickaway County

Our profile page for Oak Park, Pickaway County   [Map]
Distance: About 468 miles [753.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Marion County

Our profile page for Oak Park, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,068 miles [3,328.1 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Oak Park, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 781 miles [1,256.9 km] to the Northeast

Northumberland County

Our profile page for Oak Park, Northumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 747 miles [1,202.2 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Berkeley County

Our profile page for Oak Park, Berkeley County   [Map]
Distance: About 387 miles [622.8 km] to the East

Horry County

Our profile page for Oak Park, Horry County   [Map]
Distance: About 455 miles [732.3 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Franklin County

Our profile page for Oak Park, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 126 miles [202.8 km] to the North Northeast

Knox County

Our profile page for Oak Park, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 235 miles [378.2 km] to the Northeast

Washington County

Our profile page for Oak Park, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 315 miles [506.9 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

Harris County

Our profile page for Oak Park, Harris County   [Map]
Distance: About 554 miles [891.6 km] to the West Southwest

Kerr County

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

Travis County

Our profile page for Oak Park, Travis County
Although located in Travis County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Virginia

Fairfax County

Our profile page for Oak Park, Fairfax County   [Map]
Distance: About 648 miles [1,042.9 km] to the Northeast

Madison County

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

Salem City

Our profile page for Oak Park, Salem City   [Map]
Distance: About 458 miles [737.1 km] to the Northeast

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Washington

Clark County

Our profile page for Oak Park, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,047 miles [3,294.3 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Preston County

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

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The Communities of Alabama

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oak Park. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5757, Longitude: -86.7692     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Oak Park 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 Oak Park 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 313.66 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.276 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.271 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Oak Park.



 
 
 

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