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(Saline County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Twin 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 Twin 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 Twin Oaks to:

  • Benton [Map], which is the Seat of Saline County, lies just to the West Southwest.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). If you could walk a straight line from Twin Oaks to Little Rock, 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.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 903 miles [1,453.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of two days, a buggy would take 36 days and walking would take 52 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,726 miles [10,824.4 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 7,454 miles [11,996.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,331 miles [8,579.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Twin Oaks ...

We have found 32 communities that share the name Twin Oaks.

Within Arkansas, there are 2 communities which are also named Twin Oaks. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 30 communities in the United States - with 32 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Arkansas

Communities outside of Arkansas


Other Communities Located In Arkansas

Clay County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 161 miles [259.1 km] to the Northeast

Greene County

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


Communities Outside of Arkansas

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Alabama

Lauderdale County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, Lauderdale County   [Map]
Distance: About 273 miles [439.4 km] to the East

California

Kern County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, Kern County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,463 miles [2,354.5 km] to the West

San Diego County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, San Diego County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,413 miles [2,274 km] to the West

Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, New Castle County   [Map]
Distance: About 996 miles [1,602.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 762 miles [1,226.3 km] to the Southeast

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Georgia

Newton County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, Newton County   [Map]
Distance: About 497 miles [799.8 km] to the East

Richmond County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, Richmond County   [Map]
Distance: About 601 miles [967.2 km] to the East

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Illinois

Cook County

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

Will County

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

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Kentucky

Fayette County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 500 miles [804.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Louisiana

East Baton Rouge Parish

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, East Baton Rouge Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 291 miles [468.3 km] to the South Southeast

Morehouse Parish

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, Morehouse Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 125 miles [201.2 km] to the South Southeast

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Maryland

Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 928 miles [1,493.5 km] to the East Northeast

Howard County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, Howard County   [Map]
Distance: About 915 miles [1,472.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Missouri

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, Saint Louis County   [Map]
Distance: About 294 miles [473.1 km] to the North Northeast

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North Carolina

Alleghany County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, Alleghany County   [Map]
Distance: About 649 miles [1,044.5 km] to the East Northeast

Davidson County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, Davidson County   [Map]
Distance: About 695 miles [1,118.5 km] to the East

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Ohio

Cuyahoga County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, Cuyahoga County   [Map]
Distance: About 739 miles [1,189.3 km] to the Northeast

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Oklahoma

Delaware County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, Delaware County   [Map]
Distance: About 172 miles [276.8 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Bucks County

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

Delaware County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, Delaware County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,003 miles [1,614.2 km] to the East Northeast

Venango County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, Venango County   [Map]
Distance: About 836 miles [1,345.4 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Dorchester County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, Dorchester County   [Map]
Distance: About 714 miles [1,149.1 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Bradley County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, Bradley County   [Map]
Distance: About 433 miles [696.8 km] to the East

Greene County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 558 miles [898 km] to the East Northeast

Roane County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, Roane County   [Map]
Distance: About 460 miles [740.3 km] to the East Northeast

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 606 miles [975.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Virginia

Hanover County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, Hanover County   [Map]
Distance: About 866 miles [1,393.7 km] to the East Northeast

Prince William County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, Prince William County   [Map]
Distance: About 871 miles [1,401.7 km] to the East Northeast

Stafford County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, Stafford County   [Map]
Distance: About 877 miles [1,411.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Twin Oaks ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Bauxite   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South of Twin Oaks   [Map]
Bauxite Junction   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Collegeville   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Dirtdauber (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Evergreen   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Goodman   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Lena   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Lignite   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Otter Creek   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Red Gate   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Terrytown   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Twin Oaks. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Otis Owen Brannan
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Greenbrier (Arkansas) on Monday March 13, 1899 and died in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Tueday June 6, 1967 at an age of 68. He was buried at Springhill Cemetery (Faulkner County, Arkansas) [Map].

Greenbrier [Map] is located 43 miles [69.2 km] to the north of Twin Oaks

Little Rock [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast of Twin Oaks

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Otis Owen Brannan<8>
 
Gail Davis     (Born as Betty Jeanne Grayson)
  Actress. She was born in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Monday October 5, 1925 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday March 15, 1997 at an age of 71. She was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Little Rock [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast of Twin Oaks

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gail Davis
 
Ann Gillis     (Born as Alma Mabel Conner)
  Actress. She was born in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Saturday February 12, 1927 and died in Horam (England) [Map] on Wednesday January 31, 2018 at an age of 90.

Little Rock [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast of Twin Oaks

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ann Gillis
 
Elihan Pitts     (Elihan Eugene Pitts)
  Professional football. He was born in Mayflower (Arkansas) on Thursday February 3, 1938 and died in Buffalo (New York) on Friday July 10, 1998 at an age of 60.

Mayflower [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Twin Oaks

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elihan Pitts
 
Carl Sawatski
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Shickshinny (Pennsylvania) on Friday November 4, 1927 and died in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Sunday November 24, 1991 at an age of 64. He was buried at Pinecrest Memorial Park (Saline County, Arkansas) [Map].

Little Rock [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast of Twin Oaks

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carl Sawatski
 
Jefferson A. Thomas, Sr.
  Civil rights figure. He was born in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Tueday September 1, 1942 and died in Columbus (Ohio) on Sunday September 5, 2010 at an age of 68. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Little Rock [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast of Twin Oaks

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jefferson A. Thomas, Sr.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Saline County: www.salinecounty.org/

The official website for State of Arkansas: www.arkansas.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Twin Oaks. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6123, Longitude: -92.4918     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Twin 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 Twin 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 angle) to Jerusalem is 317.31 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.648 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.489 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 (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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Twin Oaks 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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<8>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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