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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Opelika [Map], which is the Seat of Lee County, lies just to the South Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 56 miles [90.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could walk a straight line from Oak Bowery Heights to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 634 miles [1,020.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,532 miles [10,512.2 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 7,233 miles [11,640.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,111 miles [8,225.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Oak Bowery Heights ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Cedar Brook   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest of Oak Bowery Heights   [Map]
Crooked Creek   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Edgewood Forest   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Farmville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Five Points   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Glen Haven   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Granite Hills   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hallway   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
India Lakes   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Indian Hills   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Pickwood   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Rocky Brook   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Stonewall   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Tuckersburg   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Village Hills   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Oak Bowery Heights. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

George Washington Carver
  Scientist, inventor. He was born in Diamond (Missouri) on Tueday July 12, 1864 and died in Tuskegee (Alabama) on Tueday January 5, 1943 at an age of 78.

Tuskegee [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Oak Bowery Heights

Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Washington Carver<7>
 
Augusta Jane Evans Wilson
  Author. She was born in Columbus (Georgia) on Friday May 8, 1835 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Sunday May 9, 1909 at an age of 74. She was buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Mobile County, Alabama) [Map].

Columbus [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Oak Bowery Heights

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Augusta Jane Evans Wilson

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The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oak Bowery Heights. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6774, Longitude: -85.3905     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Oak Bowery Heights 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 Oak Bowery Heights 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 angle) to Jerusalem is 312.787 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.144 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.923 degrees.

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<7>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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