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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Twin 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 Twin 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 Twin Oaks to:

  • Florence [Map], which is the Seat of Lauderdale County, lies just to the South.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 192 miles [309 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Twin 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 649 miles [1,044.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,522 miles [10,496.1 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 7,238 miles [11,648.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,113 miles [8,228.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Twin Oaks ...

We have found 32 communities that share the name Twin Oaks.

While the name Twin Oaks is unique within Alabama, we know of another 32 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Clay County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 198 miles [318.7 km] to the West Northwest

Greene County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 175 miles [281.6 km] to the West Northwest

Saline County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, Saline County   [Map]
Distance: About 273 miles [439.4 km] to the West

California

Kern County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, Kern County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,729 miles [2,782.6 km] to the West

San Diego County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, San Diego County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,684 miles [2,710.1 km] to the West

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Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, New Castle County   [Map]
Distance: About 746 miles [1,200.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 577 miles [928.6 km] to the Southeast

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Georgia

Newton County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, Newton County   [Map]
Distance: About 234 miles [376.6 km] to the East Southeast

Richmond County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, Richmond County   [Map]
Distance: About 335 miles [539.1 km] to the East Southeast

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Illinois

Cook County

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

Will County

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

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Kentucky

Fayette County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 277 miles [445.8 km] to the Northeast

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Louisiana

East Baton Rouge Parish

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, East Baton Rouge Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 354 miles [569.7 km] to the Southwest

Morehouse Parish

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, Morehouse Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 273 miles [439.4 km] to the West Southwest

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Maryland

Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 676 miles [1,087.9 km] to the East Northeast

Howard County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, Howard County   [Map]
Distance: About 663 miles [1,067 km] to the East Northeast

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Missouri

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, Saint Louis County   [Map]
Distance: About 298 miles [479.6 km] to the North Northwest

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North Carolina

Alleghany County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, Alleghany County   [Map]
Distance: About 382 miles [614.8 km] to the East Northeast

Davidson County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, Davidson County   [Map]
Distance: About 423 miles [680.8 km] to the East

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Ohio

Cuyahoga County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, Cuyahoga County   [Map]
Distance: About 545 miles [877.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Oklahoma

Delaware County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, Delaware County   [Map]
Distance: About 413 miles [664.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Bucks County

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

Delaware County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, Delaware County   [Map]
Distance: About 753 miles [1,211.8 km] to the East Northeast

Venango County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, Venango County   [Map]
Distance: About 621 miles [999.4 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Dorchester County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, Dorchester County   [Map]
Distance: About 448 miles [721 km] to the East Southeast

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Tennessee

Bradley County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, Bradley County   [Map]
Distance: About 160 miles [257.5 km] to the East

Greene County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 290 miles [466.7 km] to the East Northeast

Roane County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, Roane County   [Map]
Distance: About 192 miles [309 km] to the East Northeast

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 340 miles [547.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Virginia

Hanover County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, Hanover County   [Map]
Distance: About 603 miles [970.4 km] to the East Northeast

Prince William County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, Prince William County   [Map]
Distance: About 616 miles [991.4 km] to the East Northeast

Stafford County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, Stafford County   [Map]
Distance: About 620 miles [997.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Twin Oaks. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8848, Longitude: -87.6750     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Twin 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 Twin 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 310.183 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.361 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 Twin Oaks.



 
 
 

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