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Ozark, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 71 miles [114.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Ozark 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 4 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 706 miles [1,136.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,600 miles [10,621.7 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 7,297 miles [11,743.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,178 miles [8,333.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Ozark ...

We have found 13 communities that share the name Ozark.

While the name Ozark is unique within Alabama, we know of another 13 communities with the same name in the United States.

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Franklin County

Our profile page for Ozark, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 548 miles [881.9 km] to the West Northwest


Johnson County

Our profile page for Ozark, Johnson County   [Map]
Distance: About 456 miles [733.9 km] to the North Northwest


Jackson County

Our profile page for Ozark, Jackson County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 793 miles [1,276.2 km] to the North Northwest


Anderson County

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

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Adair County

Our profile page for Ozark, Adair County   [Map]
Distance: About 389 miles [626 km] to the North

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Mackinac County

Our profile page for Ozark, Mackinac County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,015 miles [1,633.5 km] to the North

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Itawamba County

Our profile page for Ozark, Itawamba County   [Map]
Distance: About 261 miles [420 km] to the Northwest

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Christian County

Our profile page for Ozark, Christian County   [Map]
Distance: About 577 miles [928.6 km] to the Northwest

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Gaston County

Our profile page for Ozark, Gaston County   [Map]
Distance: About 369 miles [593.8 km] to the Northeast

Wilkes County

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

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Monroe County

Our profile page for Ozark, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 632 miles [1,017.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Cherokee County

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

Jackson County

Our profile page for Ozark, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 814 miles [1,310 km] to the West Northwest

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Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ozark. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ozark

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ozark. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4505, Longitude: -85.6472     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ozark 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 Ozark 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 312.857 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.054 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.28 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 Ozark, 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 Ozark.