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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

How Far From White Oak to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as White 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 White Oak to:

  • Abbeville [Map], which is the Seat of Henry County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from White Oak to Abbeville, 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 West Northwest (WNW). 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 671 miles [1,079.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,564 miles [10,563.7 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 7,260 miles [11,683.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,141 miles [8,273.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named White Oak ...

We have found 62 communities that share the name White Oak.

Within Alabama, there are 3 communities which are also named White Oak. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 59 communities in the United States and Canada - with 61 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Other Communities Located In Alabama

Barbour County

Our profile page for White Oak, Barbour County   [Map]
Distance: About 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest

Franklin County

Our profile page for White Oak, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 252 miles [405.6 km] to the Northwest

Marshall County

Our profile page for White Oak, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 182 miles [292.9 km] to the North Northwest


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Cleveland County

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

Franklin County

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Distance: About 564 miles [907.7 km] to the West Northwest

Greene County

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Distance: About 422 miles [679.1 km] to the Northwest

Johnson County

Our profile page for White Oak, Johnson County   [Map]
Distance: About 555 miles [893.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Georgia

Camden County

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Distance: About 207 miles [333.1 km] to the East Southeast

Coweta County

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Distance: About 115 miles [185.1 km] to the North

Walker County

Our profile page for White Oak, Walker County   [Map]
Distance: About 221 miles [355.7 km] to the North

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Illinois

Montgomery County

Our profile page for White Oak, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 589 miles [947.9 km] to the North Northwest

Saint Clair County

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

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Iowa

Mahaska County

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

Polk County

Our profile page for White Oak, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 825 miles [1,327.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Kentucky

Garrard County

Our profile page for White Oak, Garrard County   [Map]
Distance: About 413 miles [664.7 km] to the North

Morgan County

Our profile page for White Oak, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 434 miles [698.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Maryland

Harford County

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Distance: About 729 miles [1,173.2 km] to the Northeast

Montgomery County

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Distance: About 679 miles [1,092.7 km] to the Northeast

Queen Anne's County

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

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Michigan

Ingham County

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Distance: About 744 miles [1,197.4 km] to the North

Van Buren County

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

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Mississippi

Panola County

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Distance: About 345 miles [555.2 km] to the Northwest

Smith County

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Distance: About 266 miles [428.1 km] to the West

Tunica County

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Distance: About 360 miles [579.4 km] to the Northwest

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Missouri

Dunklin County

Our profile page for White Oak, Dunklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 420 miles [675.9 km] to the Northwest

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North Carolina

Bladen County

Our profile page for White Oak, Bladen County   [Map]
Distance: About 425 miles [684 km] to the East Northeast

Gates County

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Distance: About 576 miles [927 km] to the Northeast

Guilford County

Our profile page for White Oak, Guilford County   [Map]
Distance: About 429 miles [690.4 km] to the Northeast

Halifax County

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Distance: About 516 miles [830.4 km] to the Northeast

Nash County

Our profile page for White Oak, Nash County   [Map]
Distance: About 498 miles [801.5 km] to the Northeast

Union County

Our profile page for White Oak, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 339 miles [545.6 km] to the Northeast

Wake County

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Distance: About 463 miles [745.1 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Brown County

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Distance: About 505 miles [812.7 km] to the North

Fayette County

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Distance: About 556 miles [894.8 km] to the North

Hamilton County

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Distance: About 514 miles [827.2 km] to the North

Washington County

Our profile page for White Oak, Washington County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Washington County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Oklahoma

Cherokee County

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Distance: About 629 miles [1,012.3 km] to the West Northwest

Craig County

Our profile page for White Oak, Craig County   [Map]
Distance: About 667 miles [1,073.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Ontario

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Distance: About 798 miles [1,284.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

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

Lancaster County

Our profile page for White Oak, Lancaster County   [Map]
Distance: About 760 miles [1,223.1 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Clarendon County

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Distance: About 312 miles [502.1 km] to the East Northeast

Fairfield County

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Distance: About 298 miles [479.6 km] to the Northeast

Greenville County

Our profile page for White Oak, Greenville County   [Map]
Distance: About 268 miles [431.3 km] to the Northeast

Horry County

Our profile page for White Oak, Horry County   [Map]
Distance: About 381 miles [613.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Campbell County

Our profile page for White Oak, Campbell County   [Map]
Distance: About 335 miles [539.1 km] to the North

Hamilton County

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Distance: About 229 miles [368.5 km] to the North

Macon County

Our profile page for White Oak, Macon County   [Map]
Distance: About 336 miles [540.7 km] to the North

Morgan County

Our profile page for White Oak, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 294 miles [473.1 km] to the North

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Texas

Gregg County

Our profile page for White Oak, Gregg County   [Map]
Distance: About 569 miles [915.7 km] to the West

Hopkins County

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

Marion County

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Distance: About 545 miles [877.1 km] to the West

Titus County

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Distance: About 583 miles [938.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Halifax County

Our profile page for White Oak, Halifax County   [Map]
Distance: About 493 miles [793.4 km] to the Northeast

Henrico County

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

Newport News City

Our profile page for White Oak, Newport News City   [Map]
Distance: About 613 miles [986.5 km] to the Northeast

Pittsylvania County

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

Stafford County

Our profile page for White Oak, Stafford County   [Map]
Distance: About 629 miles [1,012.3 km] to the Northeast

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West Virginia

Raleigh County

Our profile page for White Oak, Raleigh County   [Map]
Distance: About 469 miles [754.8 km] to the North Northeast

Ritchie County

Our profile page for White Oak, Ritchie County   [Map]
Distance: About 564 miles [907.7 km] to the North Northeast

Upshur County

Our profile page for White Oak, Upshur County   [Map]
Distance: About 574 miles [923.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Wisconsin

Lafayette County

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Distance: About 793 miles [1,276.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in White Oak. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7685, Longitude: -85.1524     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for White 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 White 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 312.592 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 307.792 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.029 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 White Oak, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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