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Oak Village, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Oak Village 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 Oak Village 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 Village to:

  • Greensboro [Map], which is the Seat of Hale County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Oak Village to Greensboro, 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 94 miles [151.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 728 miles [1,171.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,621 miles [10,655.5 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 7,330 miles [11,796.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,207 miles [8,379.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Oak Village ...

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

While the name Oak Village is unique within Alabama, we know of another 5 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

California

Ventura County

Our profile page for Oak Village, Ventura County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,789 miles [2,879.1 km] to the West Northwest

Georgia

Clayton County

Our profile page for Oak Village, Clayton County   [Map]
Distance: About 199 miles [320.3 km] to the East Northeast

Gwinnett County

Our profile page for Oak Village, Gwinnett County   [Map]
Distance: About 229 miles [368.5 km] to the East Northeast

Texas

Bexar County

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

Victoria County

Our profile page for Oak Village, Victoria County   [Map]
Distance: About 626 miles [1,007.4 km] to the West Southwest

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Oak Village. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Oak Village) 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 Village. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Oak Village

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oak Village. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8976, Longitude: -87.7647     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Oak Village 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 Village 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 314.214 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.824 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.81 degrees.

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