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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Oakdale 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 Oakdale to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Gadsden [Map], which is the Seat of Etowah County, lies just to the South Southwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 121 miles [194.7 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Oakdale to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 595 miles [957.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). 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 6,489 miles [10,443 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 7,197 miles [11,582.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,074 miles [8,165.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Oakdale ...

We have found 89 communities that share the name Oakdale.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Oakdale. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 87 communities in the United States and Canada - with 88 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

Limestone County

Our profile page for Oakdale, Limestone County   [Map]
Distance: About 74 miles [119.1 km] to the Northwest

Tuscaloosa County

Our profile page for Oakdale, Tuscaloosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 112 miles [180.2 km] to the West Southwest


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Oakdale, Lincoln County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 325 miles [523 km] to the West

California

Stanislaus County

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

Connecticut

New London County

Our profile page for Oakdale, New London County   [Map]
Distance: About 907 miles [1,459.7 km] to the Northeast

Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for Oakdale, New Castle County   [Map]
Distance: About 684 miles [1,100.8 km] to the Northeast

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Florida

Citrus County

Our profile page for Oakdale, Citrus County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Citrus County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Oakdale, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 471 miles [758 km] to the South Southeast

Jackson County

Our profile page for Oakdale, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 237 miles [381.4 km] to the South

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Georgia

Charlton County

Our profile page for Oakdale, Charlton County   [Map]
Distance: About 321 miles [516.6 km] to the Southeast

Chatham County

Our profile page for Oakdale, Chatham County   [Map]
Distance: About 315 miles [506.9 km] to the East Southeast

Cobb County

Our profile page for Oakdale, Cobb County   [Map]
Distance: About 85 miles [136.8 km] to the East Southeast

Dougherty County

Our profile page for Oakdale, Dougherty County   [Map]
Distance: About 204 miles [328.3 km] to the South Southeast

Fayette County

Our profile page for Oakdale, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 96 miles [154.5 km] to the East Southeast

Fulton County

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

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Illinois

Cook County

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

Washington County

Our profile page for Oakdale, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 349 miles [561.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Jennings County

Our profile page for Oakdale, Jennings County   [Map]
Distance: About 340 miles [547.2 km] to the North

Miami County

Our profile page for Oakdale, Miami County   [Map]
Distance: About 460 miles [740.3 km] to the North

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Iowa

Johnson County

Our profile page for Oakdale, Johnson County   [Map]
Distance: About 608 miles [978.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Kentucky

Breathitt County

Our profile page for Oakdale, Breathitt County   [Map]
Distance: About 275 miles [442.6 km] to the North Northeast

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Oakdale, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 283 miles [455.4 km] to the North

McCracken County

Our profile page for Oakdale, McCracken County   [Map]
Distance: About 250 miles [402.3 km] to the Northwest

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Louisiana

Allen Parish

Our profile page for Oakdale, Allen Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 451 miles [725.8 km] to the West Southwest

Jefferson Parish

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

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Maine

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Oakdale, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,067 miles [1,717.2 km] to the Northeast

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Maryland

Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Oakdale, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 621 miles [999.4 km] to the Northeast

Baltimore County

Our profile page for Oakdale, Baltimore County   [Map]
Distance: About 640 miles [1,030 km] to the Northeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Oakdale, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 602 miles [968.8 km] to the Northeast

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Massachusetts

Hampden County

Our profile page for Oakdale, Hampden County   [Map]
Distance: About 913 miles [1,469.3 km] to the Northeast

Norfolk County

Our profile page for Oakdale, Norfolk County   [Map]
Distance: About 978 miles [1,573.9 km] to the Northeast

Plymouth County

Our profile page for Oakdale, Plymouth County   [Map]
Distance: About 982 miles [1,580.4 km] to the Northeast

Worcester County

Our profile page for Oakdale, Worcester County   [Map]
Distance: About 956 miles [1,538.5 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Kent County

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

Muskegon County

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

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Minnesota

Washington County

Our profile page for Oakdale, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 838 miles [1,348.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Missouri

Reynolds County

Our profile page for Oakdale, Reynolds County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 363 miles [584.2 km] to the Northwest

Ripley County

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

Shelby County

Our profile page for Oakdale, Shelby County   [Map]
Distance: About 511 miles [822.4 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Antelope County

Our profile page for Oakdale, Antelope County   [Map]
Distance: About 852 miles [1,371.2 km] to the Northwest

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New Jersey

Burlington County

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

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New York

Broome County

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

Columbia County

Our profile page for Oakdale, Columbia County   [Map]
Distance: About 866 miles [1,393.7 km] to the Northeast

Suffolk County

Our profile page for Oakdale, Suffolk County   [Map]
Distance: About 838 miles [1,348.6 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Alamance County

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

Chatham County

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

Craven County

Our profile page for Oakdale, Craven County   [Map]
Distance: About 507 miles [815.9 km] to the East

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Oakdale, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 403 miles [648.6 km] to the East

Greene County

Our profile page for Oakdale, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 471 miles [758 km] to the East Northeast

Guilford County

Our profile page for Oakdale, Guilford County   [Map]
Distance: About 364 miles [585.8 km] to the East Northeast

Hoke County

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

Iredell County

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

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Oakdale, Mecklenburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 299 miles [481.2 km] to the East Northeast

Pitt County

Our profile page for Oakdale, Pitt County   [Map]
Distance: About 494 miles [795 km] to the East Northeast

Wilkes County

Our profile page for Oakdale, Wilkes County   [Map]
Distance: About 295 miles [474.8 km] to the East Northeast

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North Dakota

Dunn County

Our profile page for Oakdale, Dunn County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,273 miles [2,048.7 km] to the Northwest

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Ohio

Athens County

Our profile page for Oakdale, Athens County   [Map]
Distance: About 431 miles [693.6 km] to the North Northeast

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Oakdale, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 361 miles [581 km] to the North

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Oakdale, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 399 miles [642.1 km] to the North Northeast

Putnam County

Our profile page for Oakdale, Putnam County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 498 miles [801.5 km] to the North Northeast

Stark County

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

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Oklahoma

Washita County

Our profile page for Oakdale, Washita County
This community is historic.
Although located in Washita County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Ontario

Our profile page for Oakdale   [Map]
Distance: About 631 miles [1,015.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Polk County

Our profile page for Oakdale, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,106 miles [3,389.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Oakdale, Allegheny County   [Map]
Distance: About 538 miles [865.8 km] to the North Northeast

Dauphin County

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

Delaware County

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

Fayette County

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

Luzerne County

Our profile page for Oakdale, Luzerne County   [Map]
Distance: About 726 miles [1,168.4 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Anderson County

Our profile page for Oakdale, Anderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 179 miles [288.1 km] to the East

Florence County

Our profile page for Oakdale, Florence County   [Map]
Distance: About 346 miles [556.8 km] to the East

York County

Our profile page for Oakdale, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 284 miles [457.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Hawkins County

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

Macon County

Our profile page for Oakdale, Macon County   [Map]
Distance: About 170 miles [273.6 km] to the North

Morgan County

Our profile page for Oakdale, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 152 miles [244.6 km] to the North Northeast

Putnam County

Our profile page for Oakdale, Putnam County   [Map]
Distance: About 148 miles [238.2 km] to the North

Robertson County

Our profile page for Oakdale, Robertson County   [Map]
Distance: About 169 miles [272 km] to the North Northwest

White County

Our profile page for Oakdale, White County   [Map]
Distance: About 128 miles [206 km] to the North

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Texas

Franklin County

Our profile page for Oakdale, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 539 miles [867.4 km] to the West

Hopkins County

Our profile page for Oakdale, Hopkins County   [Map]
Distance: About 552 miles [888.4 km] to the West

Liberty County

Our profile page for Oakdale, Liberty County   [Map]
Distance: About 588 miles [946.3 km] to the West Southwest

Polk County

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

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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Oakdale, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,490 miles [2,397.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Gloucester County

Our profile page for Oakdale, Gloucester County   [Map]
Distance: About 573 miles [922.2 km] to the East Northeast

Roanoke City

Our profile page for Oakdale, Roanoke City   [Map]
Distance: About 403 miles [648.6 km] to the Northeast

Rockbridge County

Our profile page for Oakdale, Rockbridge County   [Map]
Distance: About 435 miles [700.1 km] to the Northeast

Suffolk City

Our profile page for Oakdale, Suffolk City   [Map]
Distance: About 559 miles [899.6 km] to the East Northeast

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West Virginia

Harrison County

Our profile page for Oakdale, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 480 miles [772.5 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Monroe County

Our profile page for Oakdale, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 721 miles [1,160.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oakdale. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0932, Longitude: -85.9550     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Oakdale 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 Oakdale 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 313.20 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.817 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.829 degrees.

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<7>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Oakdale, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Oakdale.



 
 
 

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