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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Anniston [Map], which is the Seat of Calhoun County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 89 miles [143.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Oxford 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 612 miles [984.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,509 miles [10,475.2 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 7,215 miles [11,611.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,092 miles [8,194.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Oxford ...

We have found 44 communities that share the name Oxford.

While the name Oxford is unique within Alabama, we know of another 40 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

In addition to the above occurrences of Oxford, we know of 4 communities located outside of the United States and Canada.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Communities located beyond Alabama

Communities located internationally


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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 CaliforniaIowaMississippiOhio
 ColoradoKansasMissouriPennsylvania
 ConnecticutKentuckyMontanaSouth Carolina
 FloridaLouisianaNebraskaTexas
 GeorgiaMaineNew JerseyVirginia
 IdahoMarylandNew YorkWest Virginia
 IllinoisMassachusettsNorth CarolinaWisconsin

Arkansas

Izard County

Our profile page for Oxford, Izard County   [Map]
Distance: About 386 miles [621.2 km] to the West Northwest

California

Solano County

Our profile page for Oxford, Solano County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,011 miles [3,236.4 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

La Plata County

Our profile page for Oxford, La Plata County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,251 miles [2,013.3 km] to the West Northwest

Connecticut

New Haven County

Our profile page for Oxford, New Haven County   [Map]
Distance: About 882 miles [1,419.4 km] to the Northeast

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Florida

Sumter County

Our profile page for Oxford, Sumter County   [Map]
Distance: About 393 miles [632.5 km] to the Southeast

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Georgia

Newton County

Our profile page for Oxford, Newton County   [Map]
Distance: About 115 miles [185.1 km] to the East

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Idaho

Bingham County

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

Franklin County

Our profile page for Oxford, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,536 miles [2,472 km] to the West Northwest

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Illinois

Henry County

Our profile page for Oxford, Henry County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 579 miles [931.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Benton County

Our profile page for Oxford, Benton County   [Map]
Distance: About 484 miles [778.9 km] to the North

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Iowa

Johnson County

Our profile page for Oxford, Johnson County   [Map]
Distance: About 647 miles [1,041.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Johnson County

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

Sumner County

Our profile page for Oxford, Sumner County   [Map]
Distance: About 683 miles [1,099.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Kentucky

Scott County

Our profile page for Oxford, Scott County   [Map]
Distance: About 331 miles [532.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Louisiana

De Soto Parish

Our profile page for Oxford, De Soto Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 464 miles [746.7 km] to the West Southwest

Saint Mary Parish

Our profile page for Oxford, Saint Mary Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 418 miles [672.7 km] to the Southwest

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Maine

Oxford County

Our profile page for Oxford, Oxford County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,097 miles [1,765.5 km] to the Northeast

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Maryland

Talbot County

Our profile page for Oxford, Talbot County   [Map]
Distance: About 644 miles [1,036.4 km] to the Northeast

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Massachusetts

Bristol County

Our profile page for Oxford, Bristol County   [Map]
Distance: About 987 miles [1,588.4 km] to the Northeast

Worcester County

Our profile page for Oxford, Worcester County   [Map]
Distance: About 961 miles [1,546.6 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Oakland County

Our profile page for Oxford, Oakland County   [Map]
Distance: About 652 miles [1,049.3 km] to the North

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Mississippi

Amite County

Our profile page for Oxford, Amite County   [Map]
Distance: About 334 miles [537.5 km] to the West Southwest

Lafayette County

Our profile page for Oxford, Lafayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 215 miles [346 km] to the West Northwest

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Missouri

Worth County

Our profile page for Oxford, Worth County   [Map]
Distance: About 670 miles [1,078.3 km] to the Northwest

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Montana

Wheatland County

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

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Nebraska

Furnas County

Our profile page for Oxford, Furnas County   [Map]
Distance: About 886 miles [1,425.9 km] to the Northwest

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New Jersey

Warren County

Our profile page for Oxford, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 777 miles [1,250.5 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Chenango County

Our profile page for Oxford, Chenango County   [Map]
Distance: About 826 miles [1,329.3 km] to the Northeast

Orange County

Our profile page for Oxford, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 832 miles [1,339 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Granville County

Our profile page for Oxford, Granville County   [Map]
Distance: About 452 miles [727.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Oxford   [Map]
Distance: About 1,431 miles [2,303 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Butler County

Our profile page for Oxford, Butler County   [Map]
Distance: About 412 miles [663 km] to the North

Coshocton County

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

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Pennsylvania

Chester County

Our profile page for Oxford, Chester County   [Map]
Distance: About 694 miles [1,116.9 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Oconee County

Our profile page for Oxford, Oconee County   [Map]
Distance: About 185 miles [297.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Texas

Fort Bend County

Our profile page for Oxford, Fort Bend County   [Map]
Distance: About 636 miles [1,023.5 km] to the West Southwest

Llano County

Our profile page for Oxford, Llano County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 777 miles [1,250.5 km] to the West

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Virginia

Richmond City

Our profile page for Oxford, Richmond City   [Map]
Distance: About 540 miles [869 km] to the East Northeast

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West Virginia

Doddridge County

Our profile page for Oxford, Doddridge County   [Map]
Distance: About 476 miles [766 km] to the North Northeast

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Wisconsin

Marquette County

Our profile page for Oxford, Marquette County   [Map]
Distance: About 730 miles [1,174.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Communities Located Internationally

Just a reminder: Our measurements are based on the Great Circle Route. See footnote <3>


Barbados   [Map]

Distance: About 2,163 miles [3,481 km] to the Southeast

Brazil   [Map]

Distance: About 4,772 miles [7,679.8 km] to the Southeast

England   [Map]

Distance: About 4,220 miles [6,791.4 km] to the Northeast

New Zealand   [Map]

Distance: About 8,308 miles [13,370.4 km] to the Southwest

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Calhoun County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Oxford: www.oxfordalabama.org/

The official website for Calhoun County: www.calhouncounty.org/

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 starts in Oxford. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Oxford) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Oxford. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Oxford

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oxford. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5967, Longitude: -85.8729     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Oxford 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 Oxford 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 313.125 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.661 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.908 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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<8>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 Oxford, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Oxford.



 
 
 

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