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Royal Oaks, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Royal Oaks to ...

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

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

  • Columbiana [Map], which is the Seat of Shelby County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Royal Oaks to Columbiana, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 74 miles [119.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 667 miles [1,073.4 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 6,561 miles [10,558.9 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 7,269 miles [11,698.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,146 miles [8,281.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Royal Oaks ...

We have found 14 communities that share the name Royal Oaks.

While the name Royal Oaks is unique within Alabama, we know of another 14 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alabama

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Los Angeles County

Our profile page for Royal Oaks, Los Angeles County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Los Angeles County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.


Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Royal Oaks, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 460 miles [740.3 km] to the Southeast


DeKalb County

Our profile page for Royal Oaks, DeKalb County   [Map]
Distance: About 151 miles [243 km] to the East


Allen County

Our profile page for Royal Oaks, Allen County   [Map]
Distance: About 546 miles [878.7 km] to the North

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North Carolina

Cabarrus County

Our profile page for Royal Oaks, Cabarrus County   [Map]
Distance: About 383 miles [616.4 km] to the East Northeast

Lee County

Our profile page for Royal Oaks, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 458 miles [737.1 km] to the East Northeast

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South Carolina

Darlington County

Our profile page for Royal Oaks, Darlington County   [Map]
Distance: About 403 miles [648.6 km] to the East

Greenville County

Our profile page for Royal Oaks, Greenville County   [Map]
Distance: About 272 miles [437.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Coffee County

Our profile page for Royal Oaks, Coffee County   [Map]
Distance: About 152 miles [244.6 km] to the North Northeast

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Royal Oaks, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 150 miles [241.4 km] to the Northeast

Maury County

Our profile page for Royal Oaks, Maury County   [Map]
Distance: About 159 miles [255.9 km] to the North

Williamson County

Our profile page for Royal Oaks, Williamson County   [Map]
Distance: About 179 miles [288.1 km] to the North

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Harris County

Our profile page for Royal Oaks, Harris County   [Map]
Distance: About 568 miles [914.1 km] to the West Southwest

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Davis County

Our profile page for Royal Oaks, Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,473 miles [2,370.6 km] to the West Northwest

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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 stretches from Royal Oaks. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Royal Oaks) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Royal Oaks. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3293, Longitude: -86.8214     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Royal Oaks 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 Royal Oaks 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 313.676 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.261 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.344 degrees.

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<7>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 Royal Oaks.