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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Centreville [Map], which is the Seat of Bibb County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West. If you could walk a straight line from Oakley to Centreville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 57 miles [91.7 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 685 miles [1,102.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,581 miles [10,591.1 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 7,288 miles [11,728.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,165 miles [8,312.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Oakley ...

We have found 30 communities that share the name Oakley.

While the name Oakley is unique within Alabama, we know of another 30 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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California

Contra Costa County

Our profile page for Oakley, Contra Costa County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,975 miles [3,178.5 km] to the West Northwest

Delaware

Sussex County

Our profile page for Oakley, Sussex County   [Map]
Distance: About 753 miles [1,211.8 km] to the Northeast

Idaho

Cassia County

Our profile page for Oakley, Cassia County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,599 miles [2,573.3 km] to the West Northwest

Illinois

Macon County

Our profile page for Oakley, Macon County   [Map]
Distance: About 486 miles [782.1 km] to the North

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Indiana

Hendricks County

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

Miami County

Our profile page for Oakley, Miami County   [Map]
Distance: About 534 miles [859.4 km] to the North

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Iowa

Lucas County

Our profile page for Oakley, Lucas County   [Map]
Distance: About 663 miles [1,067 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Logan County

Our profile page for Oakley, Logan County   [Map]
Distance: About 885 miles [1,424.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Kentucky

Laurel County

Our profile page for Oakley, Laurel County   [Map]
Distance: About 333 miles [535.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Louisiana

Assumption Parish

Our profile page for Oakley, Assumption Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 323 miles [519.8 km] to the Southwest

Franklin Parish

Our profile page for Oakley, Franklin Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 283 miles [455.4 km] to the West Southwest

Iberville Parish

Our profile page for Oakley, Iberville Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 310 miles [498.9 km] to the Southwest

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Maryland

Saint Mary's County

Our profile page for Oakley, Saint Mary's County   [Map]
Distance: About 676 miles [1,087.9 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Saginaw County

Our profile page for Oakley, Saginaw County   [Map]
Distance: About 716 miles [1,152.3 km] to the North

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Mississippi

Hinds County

Our profile page for Oakley, Hinds County   [Map]
Distance: About 216 miles [347.6 km] to the West Southwest

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Missouri

Reynolds County

Our profile page for Oakley, Reynolds County   [Map]
Distance: About 367 miles [590.6 km] to the Northwest

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North Carolina

Buncombe County

Our profile page for Oakley, Buncombe County   [Map]
Distance: About 307 miles [494.1 km] to the Northeast

Pitt County

Our profile page for Oakley, Pitt County   [Map]
Distance: About 580 miles [933.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Oakley, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 447 miles [719.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Harney County

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

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Pennsylvania

Susquehanna County

Our profile page for Oakley, Susquehanna County   [Map]
Distance: About 858 miles [1,380.8 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Berkeley County

Our profile page for Oakley, Berkeley County   [Map]
Distance: About 398 miles [640.5 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Overton County

Our profile page for Oakley, Overton County   [Map]
Distance: About 259 miles [416.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Oakley, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,477 miles [2,377 km] to the West Northwest

Summit County

Our profile page for Oakley, Summit County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,443 miles [2,322.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Essex County

Our profile page for Oakley, Essex County   [Map]
Distance: About 659 miles [1,060.6 km] to the East Northeast

Mecklenburg County

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

Roanoke County

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

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Wisconsin

Green County

Our profile page for Oakley, Green County   [Map]
Distance: About 673 miles [1,083.1 km] to the North

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Wyoming

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Oakley, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,424 miles [2,291.7 km] to the West Northwest

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

The official website for Bibb County: www.co.bibb.ga.us/

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







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oakley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9912, Longitude: -86.9022     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Oakley 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 Oakley 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 313.702 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.245 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.447 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 Oakley.



 
 
 

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