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Oakhurst, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Oakhurst to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Oakhurst to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 89 miles [143.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Oakhurst to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 658 miles [1,058.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 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 6,551 miles [10,542.8 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 5,136 miles [8,265.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Oakhurst ...

We have found 23 communities that share the name Oakhurst.

While the name Oakhurst is unique within Alabama, we know of another 23 communities with the same name in the United States.

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Maricopa County

Our profile page for Oakhurst, Maricopa County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,441 miles [2,319.1 km] to the West


Dallas County

Our profile page for Oakhurst, Dallas County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 336 miles [540.7 km] to the West


Fresno County

Our profile page for Oakhurst, Fresno County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,844 miles [2,967.6 km] to the West Northwest

Madera County

Our profile page for Oakhurst, Madera County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,854 miles [2,983.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Duval County

Our profile page for Oakhurst, Duval County   [Map]
Distance: About 373 miles [600.3 km] to the Southeast

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Oakhurst, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 464 miles [746.7 km] to the Southeast

Pinellas County

Our profile page for Oakhurst, Pinellas County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 461 miles [741.9 km] to the South Southeast

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Chatham County

Our profile page for Oakhurst, Chatham County   [Map]
Distance: About 348 miles [560.1 km] to the East Southeast

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Oakhurst, DeKalb County   [Map]
Distance: About 145 miles [233.4 km] to the East

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Baltimore County

Our profile page for Oakhurst, Baltimore County   [Map]
Distance: About 701 miles [1,128.2 km] to the Northeast

Montgomery County

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Distance: About 670 miles [1,078.3 km] to the Northeast

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Tuscola County

Our profile page for Oakhurst, Tuscola County   [Map]
Distance: About 717 miles [1,153.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Monmouth County

Our profile page for Oakhurst, Monmouth County   [Map]
Distance: About 844 miles [1,358.3 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Oakhurst, Mecklenburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 363 miles [584.2 km] to the East Northeast

Pitt County

Our profile page for Oakhurst, Pitt County   [Map]
Distance: About 558 miles [898 km] to the East Northeast

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Tulsa County

Our profile page for Oakhurst, Tulsa County   [Map]
Distance: About 551 miles [886.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Cambria County

Our profile page for Oakhurst, Cambria County   [Map]
Distance: About 639 miles [1,028.4 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Oakhurst, Lancaster County   [Map]
Distance: About 360 miles [579.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Blount County

Our profile page for Oakhurst, Blount County   [Map]
Distance: About 223 miles [358.9 km] to the Northeast

Hamilton County

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Distance: About 134 miles [215.7 km] to the Northeast

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San Jacinto County

Our profile page for Oakhurst, San Jacinto County   [Map]
Distance: About 532 miles [856.2 km] to the West Southwest

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Petersburg City

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Distance: About 588 miles [946.3 km] to the East Northeast

Prince George County

Our profile page for Oakhurst, Prince George County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Prince George County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oakhurst. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5559, Longitude: -86.8367     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Oakhurst 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 Oakhurst 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 313.699 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.319 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.302 degrees.

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<7>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 Oakhurst, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Oakhurst.