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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Oakchia 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 Oakchia to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Butler [Map], which is the Seat of Choctaw County, lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Oakchia to Butler, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over 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 101 miles [162.5 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 765 miles [1,231.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 44 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,660 miles [10,718.2 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 7,368 miles [11,857.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,245 miles [8,441 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Oakchia ...

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.

Blue Lock (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East of Oakchia   [Map]
Campground   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Choctaw City   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Deans Landing   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Edna   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Griffins (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Hill Top   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Indian Springs   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Murphys Ferry   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Persimmon Grove   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oakchia. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2985, Longitude: -88.0106     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Oakchia 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 Oakchia 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 314.316 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.86 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.023 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Oakchia.