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Post Oak, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Anniston [Map], which is the Seat of Calhoun County, lies just to the South Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 102 miles [164.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Post Oak 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 three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 603 miles [970.4 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 6,499 miles [10,459.1 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 7,206 miles [11,596.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,083 miles [8,180.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Post Oak ...

We have found 16 communities that share the name Post Oak.

While the name Post Oak is unique within Alabama, we know of another 16 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Ashley County

Our profile page for Post Oak, Ashley County   [Map]
Distance: About 332 miles [534.3 km] to the West

Cleburne County

Our profile page for Post Oak, Cleburne County   [Map]
Distance: About 378 miles [608.3 km] to the West Northwest

Georgia

Catoosa County

Our profile page for Post Oak, Catoosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 84 miles [135.2 km] to the North Northeast

Illinois

Fayette County

Our profile page for Post Oak, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 402 miles [647 km] to the North Northwest

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Missouri

Johnson County

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Distance: About 549 miles [883.5 km] to the Northwest

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Oklahoma

Carter County

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Distance: About 662 miles [1,065.4 km] to the West

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Tennessee

Benton County

Our profile page for Post Oak, Benton County   [Map]
Distance: About 203 miles [326.7 km] to the Northwest

Putnam County

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Distance: About 168 miles [270.4 km] to the North

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Texas

Blanco County

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Distance: About 779 miles [1,253.7 km] to the West Southwest

Delta County

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Distance: About 560 miles [901.2 km] to the West

Fannin County

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Distance: About 586 miles [943.1 km] to the West

Houston County

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Distance: About 572 miles [920.5 km] to the West Southwest

Lamar County

Our profile page for Post Oak, Lamar County   [Map]
Distance: About 542 miles [872.3 km] to the West

Lee County

Our profile page for Post Oak, Lee County
Although located in Lee County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Robertson County

Our profile page for Post Oak, Robertson County
Although located in Robertson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Virginia

Spotsylvania County

Our profile page for Post Oak, Spotsylvania County   [Map]
Distance: About 548 miles [881.9 km] to the Northeast

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

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 stretches from Post Oak. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Post Oak) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Post Oak. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7945, Longitude: -85.8625     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Post Oak 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 Post Oak 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 313.129 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.693 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.86 degrees.

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