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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Whispering 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 Whispering 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 Whispering Oaks to:

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Whispering Oaks to Birmingham, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 76 miles [122.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 670 miles [1,078.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 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 6,565 miles [10,565.3 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 7,273 miles [11,704.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,150 miles [8,288.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Whispering Oaks ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Whispering Oaks.

While the name Whispering Oaks is unique within Alabama, we know of another 9 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Whispering Oaks, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 447 miles [719.4 km] to the Southeast

Illinois

Lake County

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

Louisiana

East Baton Rouge Parish

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Distance: About 311 miles [500.5 km] to the Southwest

North Carolina

Mecklenburg County

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Distance: About 378 miles [608.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Stark County

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Distance: About 596 miles [959.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Texas

Bexar County

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

Harris County

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

Rains County

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

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Utah

Weber County

Our profile page for Whispering Oaks, Weber County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,472 miles [2,369 km] to the West Northwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Whispering Oaks. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3176, Longitude: -86.8964     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Whispering 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 Whispering 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 313.72 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.311 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.377 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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