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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Oakwood 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 Oakwood 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 to:

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies just to the East Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 92 miles [148.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Oakwood 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 6 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 662 miles [1,065.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,555 miles [10,549.2 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 7,264 miles [11,690.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,140 miles [8,272 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Oakwood ...

We have found 63 communities that share the name Oakwood.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Oakwood. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 62 communities in the United States and Canada - with 62 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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 IndianaMissouriOntarioWest Virginia
 IowaNew JerseyPennsylvaniaWisconsin

Arkansas

Garland County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Garland County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 377 miles [606.7 km] to the West Northwest

Lee County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 232 miles [373.4 km] to the West Northwest

California

Los Angeles County

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

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 467 miles [751.6 km] to the Southeast

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Georgia

Hall County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Hall County   [Map]
Distance: About 180 miles [289.7 km] to the East Northeast

Newton County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Newton County   [Map]
Distance: About 170 miles [273.6 km] to the East

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Illinois

DuPage County

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

Peoria County

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

Vermilion County

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

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Indiana

LaPorte County

Our profile page for Oakwood, LaPorte County   [Map]
Distance: About 560 miles [901.2 km] to the North

Steuben County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Steuben County   [Map]
Distance: About 562 miles [904.5 km] to the North

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Iowa

Floyd County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Floyd County   [Map]
Distance: About 724 miles [1,165.2 km] to the North Northwest

Polk County

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

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Kansas

Linn County

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

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Louisiana

Jefferson Parish

Our profile page for Oakwood, 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.

Saint Tammany Parish

Our profile page for Oakwood, Saint Tammany Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 283 miles [455.4 km] to the Southwest

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Maine

Waldo County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Waldo County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,209 miles [1,945.7 km] to the Northeast

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Maryland

Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 689 miles [1,108.8 km] to the Northeast

Cecil County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Cecil County   [Map]
Distance: About 730 miles [1,174.8 km] to the Northeast

Charles County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Charles County   [Map]
Distance: About 656 miles [1,055.7 km] to the Northeast

Harford County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Harford County   [Map]
Distance: About 722 miles [1,161.9 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Kalamazoo County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Kalamazoo County   [Map]
Distance: About 604 miles [972 km] to the North

Macomb County

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

Oakland County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Oakland County   [Map]
Distance: About 671 miles [1,079.9 km] to the North Northeast

Saint Joseph County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Saint Joseph County   [Map]
Distance: About 573 miles [922.2 km] to the North

Wayne County

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

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Missouri

Clay County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 575 miles [925.4 km] to the Northwest

Marion County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 489 miles [787 km] to the North Northwest

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New Jersey

Ocean County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Ocean County   [Map]
Distance: About 833 miles [1,340.6 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Cayuga County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Cayuga County   [Map]
Distance: About 850 miles [1,367.9 km] to the Northeast

Richmond County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Richmond County   [Map]
Distance: About 854 miles [1,374.4 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Guilford County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Guilford County   [Map]
Distance: About 436 miles [701.7 km] to the East Northeast

Onslow County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Onslow County   [Map]
Distance: About 553 miles [890 km] to the East

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North Dakota

Walsh County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Walsh County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,156 miles [1,860.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Ohio

Cuyahoga County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Cuyahoga County   [Map]
Distance: About 615 miles [989.7 km] to the North Northeast

Guernsey County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Guernsey County   [Map]
Distance: About 533 miles [857.8 km] to the North Northeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 451 miles [725.8 km] to the North Northeast

Paulding County

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

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Oklahoma

Dewey County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Dewey County   [Map]
Distance: About 686 miles [1,104 km] to the West Northwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Oakwood   [Map]
Distance: About 859 miles [1,382.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Beaver County

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

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 627 miles [1,009.1 km] to the North Northeast

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South Carolina

Aiken County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Aiken County   [Map]
Distance: About 307 miles [494.1 km] to the East

Lexington County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Lexington County   [Map]
Distance: About 333 miles [535.9 km] to the East

Spartanburg County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Spartanburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 286 miles [460.3 km] to the East Northeast

York County

Our profile page for Oakwood, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 351 miles [564.9 km] to the East Northeast

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South Dakota

Brookings County

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

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Tennessee

Bradley County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Bradley County   [Map]
Distance: About 166 miles [267.2 km] to the Northeast

Hamblen County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Hamblen County   [Map]
Distance: About 271 miles [436.1 km] to the Northeast

Knox County

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

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 208 miles [334.7 km] to the North

Rutherford County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Rutherford County   [Map]
Distance: About 154 miles [247.8 km] to the North

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Texas

Leon County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Leon County   [Map]
Distance: About 536 miles [862.6 km] to the West Southwest

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Virginia

Arlington County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Arlington County   [Map]
Distance: About 656 miles [1,055.7 km] to the Northeast

Buchanan County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Buchanan County   [Map]
Distance: About 374 miles [601.9 km] to the Northeast

Fairfax County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Fairfax County   [Map]
Distance: About 653 miles [1,050.9 km] to the Northeast

Norfolk City

Our profile page for Oakwood, Norfolk City   [Map]
Distance: About 645 miles [1,038 km] to the East Northeast

Rockingham County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Rockingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 571 miles [918.9 km] to the Northeast

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West Virginia

Fayette County

Our profile page for Oakwood, 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.

Kanawha County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Kanawha County   [Map]
Distance: About 442 miles [711.3 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Milwaukee County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Milwaukee County   [Map]
Distance: About 643 miles [1,034.8 km] to the North

Winnebago County

Our profile page for Oakwood, Winnebago County   [Map]
Distance: About 729 miles [1,173.2 km] to the North

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

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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' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Oakwood. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Oakwood) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oakwood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5682, Longitude: -86.9378     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Oakwood 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 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 313.761 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.392 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.341 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 Oakwood, 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 Oakwood.



 
 
 

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