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Red Oak, Alabama
(Monroe County)

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Although we found mention of Red Oak during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Red Oak was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it's a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists.

One piece of information that we would especially like to find is the location (ie- GPS coordinates) of Red Oak. If you can help us locate Red Oak, please Contact Us.




About Red Oak
Red Oak is located in Monroe County (Alabama).

Our Pages for Red Oak ...

-profile   General information about Red Oak
-nearby   What's in the neighborhood around Red Oak
-bycounty   Nearest communities to Red Oak (By-County)
-census   Census information for Red Oak
-tidbits   Tidbits and trivia about Red Oak
-genealogy   Our Genealogy Helper for Red Oak
-summary   Summarized information
-map   Interactive map centered on Red Oak
-tripmap   TripAdvisor Tourism pages
-misc   Miscellaneous information
-wishlist   Things we would like to know about Red Oak
-glossary   This page...

Footnotes ...



<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went south past Red Oak and then turned east". While Red Oak could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Red Oak as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

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 Miller Creek to see Pete ... Miller 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 Red Oak 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.

Just in case there has been confusion between counties, we found that there are two Alabama communities named Red Oak: This one is located in Monroe County and the other is located in Covington County. For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Red Oak.

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