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River Oaks, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From River Oaks to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as River Oaks to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Tuscumbia [Map], which is the Seat of Colbert County, lies just to the South Southwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 186 miles [299.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from River Oaks to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 653 miles [1,050.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, 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 6,527 miles [10,504.2 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 7,244 miles [11,658.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,119 miles [8,238.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named River Oaks ...

We have found 22 communities that share the name River Oaks.

While the name River Oaks is unique within Alabama, we know of another 22 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alabama

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San Benito County

Our profile page for River Oaks, San Benito County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,893 miles [3,046.5 km] to the West Northwest


Hillsborough County

Our profile page for River Oaks, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 576 miles [927 km] to the South Southeast


Camden County

Our profile page for River Oaks, Camden County   [Map]
Distance: About 452 miles [727.4 km] to the Southeast

Chatham County

Our profile page for River Oaks, Chatham County   [Map]
Distance: About 431 miles [693.6 km] to the East Southeast

Cherokee County

Our profile page for River Oaks, Cherokee County   [Map]
Distance: About 189 miles [304.2 km] to the East Southeast

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Will County

Our profile page for River Oaks, Will County   [Map]
Distance: About 480 miles [772.5 km] to the North

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LaGrange County

Our profile page for River Oaks, LaGrange County   [Map]
Distance: About 494 miles [795 km] to the North Northeast

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Caddo Parish

Our profile page for River Oaks, Caddo Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 382 miles [614.8 km] to the West Southwest

East Baton Rouge Parish

Our profile page for River Oaks, East Baton Rouge Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 355 miles [571.3 km] to the Southwest

Ouachita Parish

Our profile page for River Oaks, Ouachita Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 297 miles [478 km] to the West Southwest

Saint Tammany Parish

Our profile page for River Oaks, Saint Tammany Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 333 miles [535.9 km] to the South Southwest

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Spartanburg County

Our profile page for River Oaks, Spartanburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 322 miles [518.2 km] to the East

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Hamilton County

Our profile page for River Oaks, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 146 miles [235 km] to the East

Shelby County

Our profile page for River Oaks, Shelby County   [Map]
Distance: About 125 miles [201.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Brazos County

Our profile page for River Oaks, Brazos County
Although located in Brazos County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Dallas County

Our profile page for River Oaks, Dallas County   [Map]
Distance: About 550 miles [885.1 km] to the West Southwest

Harris County

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

Tarrant County

Our profile page for River Oaks, Tarrant County   [Map]
Distance: About 574 miles [923.8 km] to the West

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Salt Lake County

Our profile page for River Oaks, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,379 miles [2,219.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Fairfax County

Our profile page for River Oaks, Fairfax County   [Map]
Distance: About 647 miles [1,041.2 km] to the East Northeast

Goochland County

Our profile page for River Oaks, Goochland County   [Map]
Distance: About 589 miles [947.9 km] to the East Northeast

Norfolk City

Our profile page for River Oaks, Norfolk City   [Map]
Distance: About 657 miles [1,057.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in River Oaks. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7737, Longitude: -87.6845     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for River Oaks 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 River Oaks 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 314.288 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.167 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.389 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 River Oaks.


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