Red Oak, Alabama
Welcome to Red Oak ...
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.
While we are confident that Red Oak was located in Monroe County, we don't know its actual location within the county.
We've added Red Oak to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. We would especially like to find the location of Red Oak - knowing its coordinates, we can explore things like its relationship to neighboring communities, nearby cemeteries, etc. If you can help us with Red Oak, please Contact Us.
Time Zone: The area where we believe that Red Oak might be (or was) located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Communities Also Named Red Oak ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have 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.
Beyond Alabama, there are 23 communities that are also named Red Oak - they are located in Arkansas, Georgia (3), Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky (2), Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan (2), Missouri, North Carolina (2), Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas (2) and Virginia.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Red Oak.
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/
|<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 north past Red Oak and then turned west". 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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.
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