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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:

  • Huntsville [Map], which is the Seat of Madison County, lies just to the Southwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 166 miles [267.2 km] to the South (S). 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 about three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 598 miles [962.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 34 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,482 miles [10,431.8 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 7,195 miles [11,579.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,071 miles [8,161 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

Jefferson County

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

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Oak Park, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 165 miles [265.5 km] to the South


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 445 miles [716.2 km] to the West

California

Sacramento County

Our profile page for Oak Park, Sacramento County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,940 miles [3,122.1 km] to the West Northwest

San Luis Obispo County

Our profile page for Oak Park, San Luis Obispo County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,917 miles [3,085.1 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 1,076 miles [1,731.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Oak Park, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 528 miles [849.7 km] to the South Southeast

Wakulla County

Our profile page for Oak Park, Wakulla County   [Map]
Distance: About 342 miles [550.4 km] to the South Southeast

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Georgia

Coffee County

Our profile page for Oak Park, Coffee County   [Map]
Distance: About 310 miles [498.9 km] to the Southeast

Emanuel County

Our profile page for Oak Park, Emanuel County   [Map]
Distance: About 294 miles [473.1 km] to the East Southeast

Walker County

Our profile page for Oak Park, Walker County   [Map]
Distance: About 72 miles [115.9 km] to the East

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Illinois

Cook County

Our profile page for Oak Park, Cook County   [Map]
Distance: About 497 miles [799.8 km] to the North

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Indiana

Clark County

Our profile page for Oak Park, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 250 miles [402.3 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 395 miles [635.7 km] to the Southwest

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Maryland

Baltimore County

Our profile page for Oak Park, Baltimore County   [Map]
Distance: About 626 miles [1,007.4 km] to the East Northeast

Frederick County

Our profile page for Oak Park, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 591 miles [951.1 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 529 miles [851.3 km] to the North

Oakland County

Our profile page for Oak Park, Oakland County   [Map]
Distance: About 562 miles [904.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Minnesota

Anoka County

Our profile page for Oak Park, Anoka County   [Map]
Distance: About 801 miles [1,289.1 km] to the North Northwest

Benton County

Our profile page for Oak Park, Benton County   [Map]
Distance: About 846 miles [1,361.5 km] to the North Northwest

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North Carolina

Buncombe County

Our profile page for Oak Park, Buncombe County   [Map]
Distance: About 233 miles [375 km] to the East Northeast

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Oak Park, Cherokee County   [Map]
Distance: About 133 miles [214 km] to the East

Forsyth County

Our profile page for Oak Park, Forsyth County   [Map]
Distance: About 360 miles [579.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Oak Park   [Map]
Distance: About 1,270 miles [2,043.9 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Harrison County

Our profile page for Oak Park, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 486 miles [782.1 km] to the Northeast

Pickaway County

Our profile page for Oak Park, Pickaway County   [Map]
Distance: About 391 miles [629.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Marion County

Our profile page for Oak Park, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,035 miles [3,275 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Oak Park, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 722 miles [1,161.9 km] to the Northeast

Northumberland County

Our profile page for Oak Park, Northumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 682 miles [1,097.6 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 Southeast

Horry County

Our profile page for Oak Park, Horry County   [Map]
Distance: About 445 miles [716.2 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Franklin County

Our profile page for Oak Park, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 45 miles [72.4 km] to the North Northeast

Knox County

Our profile page for Oak Park, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 173 miles [278.4 km] to the East Northeast

Washington County

Our profile page for Oak Park, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 261 miles [420 km] to the East Northeast

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Texas

Harris County

Our profile page for Oak Park, Harris County   [Map]
Distance: About 605 miles [973.7 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 593 miles [954.3 km] to the East 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 405 miles [651.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Washington

Clark County

Our profile page for Oak Park, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,013 miles [3,239.6 km] to the West 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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About Madison County

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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 Madison County: www.co.madison.al.us/

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 that begins in Oak Park. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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: 34.7490, Longitude: -86.5525     [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 313.594 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.362 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.924 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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