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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies just to the West Southwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 88 miles [141.6 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Oakville 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 651 miles [1,047.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,544 miles [10,531.5 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 7,253 miles [11,672.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,129 miles [8,254.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Oakville ...

We have found 30 communities that share the name Oakville.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Oakville. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 29 communities in the United States and Canada - with 27 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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 IndianaMichiganNorth DakotaVirginia
 IowaMissouriOntarioWashington
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California

Napa County

Our profile page for Oakville, Napa County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,009 miles [3,233.2 km] to the West Northwest

Connecticut

Litchfield County

Our profile page for Oakville, Litchfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 926 miles [1,490.3 km] to the Northeast

Georgia

Terrell County

Our profile page for Oakville, Terrell County   [Map]
Distance: About 176 miles [283.2 km] to the Southeast

Illinois

Union County

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

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Indiana

Delaware County

Our profile page for Oakville, Delaware County   [Map]
Distance: About 454 miles [730.6 km] to the North

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Iowa

Louisa County

Our profile page for Oakville, Louisa County   [Map]
Distance: About 571 miles [918.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Kentucky

Logan County

Our profile page for Oakville, Logan County   [Map]
Distance: About 219 miles [352.4 km] to the North

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Louisiana

Plaquemines Parish

Our profile page for Oakville, Plaquemines Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 326 miles [524.6 km] to the Southwest

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Oakville   [Map]
Distance: About 1,267 miles [2,039 km] to the North Northwest

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Maryland

Saint Mary's County

Our profile page for Oakville, Saint Mary's County   [Map]
Distance: About 652 miles [1,049.3 km] to the East Northeast

Somerset County

Our profile page for Oakville, Somerset County   [Map]
Distance: About 697 miles [1,121.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Monroe County

Our profile page for Oakville, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 611 miles [983.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Missouri

Pemiscot County

Our profile page for Oakville, Pemiscot County   [Map]
Distance: About 254 miles [408.8 km] to the Northwest

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for Oakville, Saint Louis County   [Map]
Distance: About 393 miles [632.5 km] to the North Northwest

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Oakville   [Map]
Distance: About 1,325 miles [2,132.4 km] to the Northeast

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New Jersey

Atlantic County

Our profile page for Oakville, Atlantic County   [Map]
Distance: About 773 miles [1,244 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Suffolk County

Our profile page for Oakville, Suffolk County   [Map]
Distance: About 921 miles [1,482.2 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Warren County

Our profile page for Oakville, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 526 miles [846.5 km] to the East Northeast

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North Dakota

Barnes County

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

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Ontario

Our profile page for Oakville   [Map]
Distance: About 778 miles [1,252.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Linn County

Our profile page for Oakville, Linn County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,076 miles [3,341 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Oakville, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 681 miles [1,096 km] to the Northeast

Westmoreland County

Our profile page for Oakville, Westmoreland County   [Map]
Distance: About 605 miles [973.7 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Shelby County

Our profile page for Oakville, Shelby County   [Map]
Distance: About 211 miles [339.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Texas

Live Oak County

Our profile page for Oakville, Live Oak County   [Map]
Distance: About 761 miles [1,224.7 km] to the West Southwest

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Virginia

Alexandria City

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

Appomattox County

Our profile page for Oakville, Appomattox County   [Map]
Distance: About 514 miles [827.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Washington

Grays Harbor County

Our profile page for Oakville, Grays Harbor County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,108 miles [3,392.5 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Roane County

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Oakville. 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 that begins in Oakville. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Oakville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oakville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5745, Longitude: -86.6980     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Oakville 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 Oakville 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 313.617 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.227 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.243 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 Oakville.



 
 
 

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