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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Oak Ridge 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 Ridge 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 Ridge to:

  • Ashville [Map], which is the Seat of Saint Clair County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Oak Ridge to Ashville, 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 five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 86 miles [138.4 km] to the South (S). 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 630 miles [1,013.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving 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 6,526 miles [10,502.6 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 5,110 miles [8,223.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Oak Ridge ...

We have found 73 communities that share the name Oak Ridge.

Within Alabama, there are 3 communities which are also named Oak Ridge. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 69 communities in the United States - with 72 of those located in the United States.

In addition to the above occurrences of Oak Ridge, we know of another community located outside of the United States and Canada.

We have broken our list into three sections:

Other communities located in Alabama

Communities outside of Alabama

Communities located internationally


Other Communities Located In Alabama

Coffee County

Our profile page for Oak Ridge, Coffee County   [Map]
Distance: About 157 miles [252.7 km] to the South

Morgan County

Our profile page for Oak Ridge, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 73 miles [117.5 km] to the North Northwest

Tuscaloosa County

Our profile page for Oak Ridge, Tuscaloosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 80 miles [128.7 km] to the West Southwest


Communities Outside of Alabama

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Arizona

Apache County

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

Arkansas

Craighead County

Our profile page for Oak Ridge, Craighead County   [Map]
Distance: About 300 miles [482.8 km] to the Northwest

Florida

Orange County

Our profile page for Oak Ridge, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 455 miles [732.3 km] to the Southeast

Polk County

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

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Georgia

Clayton County

Our profile page for Oak Ridge, Clayton County   [Map]
Distance: About 113 miles [181.9 km] to the East

Coweta County

Our profile page for Oak Ridge, Coweta County   [Map]
Distance: About 94 miles [151.3 km] to the East

Meriwether County

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

Oconee County

Our profile page for Oak Ridge, Oconee County   [Map]
Distance: About 162 miles [260.7 km] to the East

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Illinois

Lake County

Our profile page for Oak Ridge, Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 598 miles [962.4 km] to the North

Woodford County

Our profile page for Oak Ridge, Woodford County   [Map]
Distance: About 527 miles [848.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Martin County

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

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Kansas

Douglas County

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

Elk County

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

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Kentucky

Daviess County

Our profile page for Oak Ridge, Daviess County   [Map]
Distance: About 288 miles [463.5 km] to the North

Edmonson County

Our profile page for Oak Ridge, Edmonson County   [Map]
Distance: About 255 miles [410.4 km] to the North

Kenton County

Our profile page for Oak Ridge, Kenton County   [Map]
Distance: About 383 miles [616.4 km] to the North Northeast

Lewis County

Our profile page for Oak Ridge, Lewis County   [Map]
Distance: About 370 miles [595.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Louisiana

Jackson Parish

Our profile page for Oak Ridge, Jackson Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 370 miles [595.5 km] to the West

Morehouse Parish

Our profile page for Oak Ridge, Morehouse Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 324 miles [521.4 km] to the West

Saint Tammany Parish

Our profile page for Oak Ridge, Saint Tammany Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 308 miles [495.7 km] to the Southwest

Tangipahoa Parish

Our profile page for Oak Ridge, Tangipahoa Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 321 miles [516.6 km] to the Southwest

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Maine

York County

Our profile page for Oak Ridge, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,089 miles [1,752.6 km] to the Northeast

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Maryland

Harford County

Our profile page for Oak Ridge, Harford County   [Map]
Distance: About 686 miles [1,104 km] to the Northeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Oak Ridge, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 630 miles [1,013.9 km] to the Northeast

Washington County

Our profile page for Oak Ridge, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 628 miles [1,010.7 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Chippewa County

Our profile page for Oak Ridge, Chippewa County   [Map]
Distance: About 882 miles [1,419.4 km] to the North

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Mississippi

Attala County

Our profile page for Oak Ridge, Attala County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 187 miles [300.9 km] to the West

Warren County

Our profile page for Oak Ridge, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 267 miles [429.7 km] to the West Southwest

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Missouri

Barry County

Our profile page for Oak Ridge, Barry County   [Map]
Distance: About 475 miles [764.4 km] to the West Northwest

Cape Girardeau County

Our profile page for Oak Ridge, Cape Girardeau County   [Map]
Distance: About 331 miles [532.7 km] to the Northwest

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Oak Ridge, Lincoln County
This community is historic.
Although located in Lincoln County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Pemiscot County

Our profile page for Oak Ridge, Pemiscot County   [Map]
Distance: About 262 miles [421.6 km] to the Northwest

Saint Louis County

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

Vernon County

Our profile page for Oak Ridge, Vernon County   [Map]
Distance: About 529 miles [851.3 km] to the Northwest

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New Jersey

Ocean County

Our profile page for Oak Ridge, Ocean County   [Map]
Distance: About 797 miles [1,282.6 km] to the Northeast

Passaic County

Our profile page for Oak Ridge, Passaic County   [Map]
Distance: About 825 miles [1,327.7 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Oak Ridge, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 905 miles [1,456.5 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Guilford County

Our profile page for Oak Ridge, Guilford County   [Map]
Distance: About 398 miles [640.5 km] to the East Northeast

Orange County

Our profile page for Oak Ridge, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 443 miles [712.9 km] to the East Northeast

Rowan County

Our profile page for Oak Ridge, Rowan County   [Map]
Distance: About 359 miles [577.8 km] to the East Northeast

Stokes County

Our profile page for Oak Ridge, Stokes County   [Map]
Distance: About 401 miles [645.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Hancock County

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

Montgomery County

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

Stark County

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

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Oklahoma

Osage County

Our profile page for Oak Ridge, Osage County   [Map]
Distance: About 599 miles [964 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Armstrong County

Our profile page for Oak Ridge, Armstrong County   [Map]
Distance: About 638 miles [1,026.8 km] to the North Northeast

Clarion County

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

Clearfield County

Our profile page for Oak Ridge, Clearfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 657 miles [1,057.3 km] to the Northeast

Lackawanna County

Our profile page for Oak Ridge, Lackawanna County
Although located in Lackawanna County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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South Carolina

Charleston County

Our profile page for Oak Ridge, Charleston County   [Map]
Distance: About 364 miles [585.8 km] to the East

Lancaster County

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

Williamsburg County

Our profile page for Oak Ridge, Williamsburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 382 miles [614.8 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Anderson County

Our profile page for Oak Ridge, Anderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 198 miles [318.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Texas

Bowie County

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

Cooke County

Our profile page for Oak Ridge, Cooke County   [Map]
Distance: About 618 miles [994.6 km] to the West

Fannin County

Our profile page for Oak Ridge, Fannin County   [Map]
Distance: About 557 miles [896.4 km] to the West

Grayson County

Our profile page for Oak Ridge, Grayson County
Although located in Grayson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Kaufman County

Our profile page for Oak Ridge, Kaufman County   [Map]
Distance: About 580 miles [933.4 km] to the West

Llano County

Our profile page for Oak Ridge, Llano County
Although located in Llano County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Nacogdoches County

Our profile page for Oak Ridge, Nacogdoches County   [Map]
Distance: About 500 miles [804.7 km] to the West Southwest

Parker County

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

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Virginia

Fairfax County

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

Nelson County

Our profile page for Oak Ridge, Nelson County   [Map]
Distance: About 502 miles [807.9 km] to the Northeast

Pittsylvania County

Our profile page for Oak Ridge, Pittsylvania County   [Map]
Distance: About 432 miles [695.2 km] to the East Northeast

Roanoke County

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

Stafford County

Our profile page for Oak Ridge, Stafford County   [Map]
Distance: About 592 miles [952.7 km] to the Northeast

Suffolk City

Our profile page for Oak Ridge, Suffolk City   [Map]
Distance: About 584 miles [939.9 km] to the East Northeast

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West Virginia

Fayette County

Our profile page for Oak Ridge, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 423 miles [680.8 km] to the Northeast

Kanawha County

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

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Communities Located Internationally

Just a reminder: Our measurements are based on the Great Circle Route. See footnote <3>


Honduras   [Map]

Distance: About 1,188 miles [1,911.9 km] to the South

Curious and Interesting Names Near Oak Ridge ...

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.

Coal City   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North of Oak Ridge   [Map]
Dunrowin   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Eden   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
England Isle   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Glen City   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Harrisburg   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Hunting Ridge   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Lakeview   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Park Hill   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Pine Orchard   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [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 Ridge. 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.

Jim Nabors
  Actor, singer. He was born in Sylacauga (Alabama) on Thursday June 12, 1930 and died in Honolulu (Hawaii) on Thursday November 30, 2017 at an age of 87.

Sylacauga [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Oak Ridge

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jim Nabors<9>
 
Willie Smith
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Anniston (Alabama) on Saturday February 11, 1939 and died in Anniston (Alabama) on Wednesday January 18, 2006 at an age of 66.

Anniston [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the east of Oak Ridge

Anniston [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the east of Oak Ridge

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Willie Smith

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About Saint Clair County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Oak Ridge. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Saint Clair County: www.stclairco.com/

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 Ridge. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Oak Ridge) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oak Ridge. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6009, Longitude: -86.2794     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Oak Ridge 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 Ridge 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 313.368 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.942 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.069 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 (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Oak Ridge could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. 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 - we're working to straighten it all out.

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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 Oak Ridge, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Oak Ridge.



 
 
 

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