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Welcome to Oateston ...

Oateston is located in Barbour County<1>.

The location of Oateston has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Oateston is 500 feet [152 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Oateston lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Oateston (for example, toward Cuthbert (GA)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Oateston lies within the (334) area code.

Communities near Oateston ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Oateston.

  • Eufaula (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eufaula
    • Eufaula lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Oateston and is located in Barbour County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,621 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eufaula
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eufaula<5>
  • Clayton (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clayton
    • Clayton lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the northwest of Oateston and is located in Barbour County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,829 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clayton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clayton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clayton<5>
  • Abbeville (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abbeville
    • Abbeville lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the southeast of Oateston and is located in Henry County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,553 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abbeville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Abbeville<5>
  • Clio (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clio
    • Clio lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the west of Oateston and is located in Barbour County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,268 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clio
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clio<5>
  • Louisville (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
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    • Louisville lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the west of Oateston and is located in Barbour County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 457 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Louisville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louisville
  • Bakerhill (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bakerhill
    • Bakerhill lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the east of Oateston and is located in Barbour County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 229 people
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  • Blue Springs (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Springs
    • Blue Springs lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the southwest of Oateston and is located in Barbour County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 86 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Springs
  • Clopton (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clopton
    • Clopton lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the south of Oateston and is located in Dale County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clopton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clopton
  • Screamer (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Screamer
    • Screamer lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the east of Oateston and is located in Henry County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Screamer
  • Graball (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graball
    • Graball lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the southeast of Oateston and is located in Henry County
    • Former names for Graball:
    • Hart's Crossroads
    • Hudspeth's Crossroads
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graball

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Oateston. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Oateston.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Oateston. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Oateston.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Oateston. See our Newspapers Page for Oateston.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Oateston ...

Looking for more information about Oateston? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Oateston, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Oateston.

Adding Oateston to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Oateston in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Oateston was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Oateston on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Alabama (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Oateston on our Genealogy Page.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Oateston

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Barbour County

About Alabama

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Barbour, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Oateston - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Oateston) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oateston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7621, Longitude: -85.3744       In this case, the coordinates for Oateston have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

 

 


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