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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Oak Creek, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Oak Creek and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Oak Creek:
    • 34.781664, -111.763244
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Oak Creek
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Oak Creek ...

We have found eleven communities that share the name Oak Creek.

Within Arizona, the name Oak Creek is unique.

Beyond Arizona, we know of another eleven communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Colorado
      • Fremont County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Colorado community of Oak Creek [Fremont County].
      • Routt County
      • This Oak Creek is located in Routt County and lies 461 miles [741.9 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Oak Creek that is located in Yavapai County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Routt County community of Oak Creek.
    • Georgia
      • Paulding County
      • This Oak Creek is located in Paulding County and lies 1,532 miles [2,465.5 km]<2> to the east of the Oak Creek that is located in Yavapai County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Paulding County community of Oak Creek.
    • Mississippi
      • Hinds County
      • This Oak Creek is located in Hinds County and lies 1,245 miles [2,003.6 km]<2> to the east of the Oak Creek that is located in Yavapai County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hinds County community of Oak Creek.
    • Oregon
      • Douglas County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Oregon community of Oak Creek [Douglas County].
    • South Carolina
      • Greenville County
      • This Oak Creek is located in Greenville County and lies 1,667 miles [2,682.8 km]<2> to the east of the Oak Creek that is located in Yavapai County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greenville County community of Oak Creek.
      • Lexington County
      • This Oak Creek is located in Lexington County and lies 1,738 miles [2,797 km] to the east of the Oak Creek that is located in Yavapai County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lexington County community of Oak Creek.
      • Spartanburg County
      • This Oak Creek is located in Spartanburg County and lies 1,688 miles [2,716.6 km] to the east of the Oak Creek that is located in Yavapai County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Spartanburg County community of Oak Creek.
    • Texas
      • Bexar County
      • Although located in Bexar County, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bexar County community of Oak Creek.
    • Utah
      • Sanpete County
      • This Oak Creek is located in Sanpete County and lies 338 miles [544 km]<2> to the north of the Oak Creek that is located in Yavapai County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sanpete County community of Oak Creek.
    • Wisconsin
      • Milwaukee County
      • This Oak Creek is located in Milwaukee County and lies 1,395 miles [2,245 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Oak Creek that is located in Yavapai County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Milwaukee County community of Oak Creek.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Oak Creek ...

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 wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Big Park [Yavapai County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Park
    • Big Park [Yavapai County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the south of Oak Creek
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Park
  • Cornville [Yavapai County]
  • Cottonwood [Yavapai County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottonwood
    • Cottonwood [Yavapai County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the west of Oak Creek
    • Estimated population in 2019: 12,253 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cottonwood<5>
  • Indian Gardens [Coconino County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Gardens
    • Indian Gardens [Coconino County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the north of Oak Creek
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Gardens
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Jordan [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jordan
      • Jordan [Yavapai County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Oak Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jordan have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jordan
    • Page Springs [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Page Springs
      • Page Springs [Yavapai County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Oak Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Page Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Page Springs
    • Red Rock [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Rock
      • Red Rock [Yavapai County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Oak Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Rock
    • Sheeps Crossing [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheeps Crossing
      • Sheeps Crossing [Yavapai County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Oak Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sheeps Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheeps Crossing
    • Smelter City [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smelter City
      • Smelter City [Yavapai County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the west of Oak Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smelter City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smelter City
    • Stoneman Lake [Coconino County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stoneman Lake
      • Stoneman Lake [Coconino County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the east of Oak Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stoneman Lake

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 Oak Creek. 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • Andy Devine     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Flagstaff (Arizona) on Saturday October 7, 1905 and died in Orange (California) on Friday February 18, 1977 at the age of 71.
      • Flagstaff is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Oak Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andy Devine<6>
    • John Sidney McCain, III     (Politician, naval officer, prisoner of war)
      • Politician, naval officer, prisoner of war. He was born in Coco Solo (Panama Canal Zone) on Saturday August 29, 1936 and died in Cornville (Arizona) on Saturday August 25, 2018 at the age of 82. He is buried at United States Naval Academy Cemetery (Anne Arundel County, Maryland).
      • Cornville is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest of Oak Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Sidney McCain, III<6>
    • Vesto Melvin Slipher     (Astronomer)
      • Astronomer. He was born in Mulberry (Indiana) on Thursday November 11, 1875 and died in Flagstaff (Arizona) on Saturday November 8, 1969 at the age of 94. He is buried at Flagstaff Citizens Cemetery (Coconino County, Arizona).
      • Flagstaff is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Oak Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Vesto Melvin Slipher<6>

How Far From Oak Creek 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 community such as Oak Creek to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Oak Creek and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Prescott, which is the Seat of Yavapai County and lies 43 miles [69.2 km]<2> to the west southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Oak Creek to Prescott, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
    • Phoenix, which is the State Capital of Arizona, lies 93 miles [149.7 km] to the south (S). 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 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,928 miles [3,102.8 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 76 days and walking would take 110 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,358 miles [11,841.6 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 8,124 miles [13,074.3 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 6,067 miles [9,763.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Yavapai County: www.co.yavapai.az.us/

The official website for State of Arizona: https://az.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Oak Creek 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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Oak Creek) 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 Oak Creek. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Oak Creek

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oak Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7817, Longitude: -111.7632    
<3>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 Oak Creek, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Oak Creek to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 331.114 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 329.997 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.983 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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