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Oakwood Estates, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Mobile [Map], which is the Seat of Mobile County, lies just to the East Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 162 miles [260.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Oakwood Estates to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than 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 849 miles [1,366.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 49 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,747 miles [10,858.2 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 7,448 miles [11,986.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,327 miles [8,573 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Oakwood Estates ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Oakwood Estates.

While the name Oakwood Estates is unique within Alabama, we know of another 8 communities with the same name in the United States.


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Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Oakwood Estates, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 407 miles [655 km] to the East Southeast

Illinois

Will County

Our profile page for Oakwood Estates, Will County   [Map]
Distance: About 750 miles [1,207 km] to the North

Mississippi

Oktibbeha County

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Distance: About 197 miles [317 km] to the North Northwest

North Carolina

Wake County

Our profile page for Oakwood Estates, Wake County   [Map]
Distance: About 662 miles [1,065.4 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Anderson County

Our profile page for Oakwood Estates, Anderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 419 miles [674.3 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Williamson County

Our profile page for Oakwood Estates, Williamson County   [Map]
Distance: About 369 miles [593.8 km] to the North

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West Virginia

Putnam County

Our profile page for Oakwood Estates, Putnam County   [Map]
Distance: About 645 miles [1,038 km] to the North Northeast

Wood County

Our profile page for Oakwood Estates, Wood County   [Map]
Distance: About 707 miles [1,137.8 km] to the North Northeast

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The official website for Mobile County: www.mobilecounty.org/

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oakwood Estates. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.6452, Longitude: -88.1756     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Oakwood Estates 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 Oakwood Estates 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 314.267 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.578 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.384 degrees.

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