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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

How Far From The Oaks 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 The 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 The Oaks to:

  • Douglasville [Map], which is the Seat of Douglas County, lies just to the North.
  • Atlanta [Map], which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the East (E). If you could walk a straight line from The Oaks to Atlanta, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 560 miles [901.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just over a day, a buggy would take 22 days and walking would take 32 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,457 miles [10,391.5 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 7,161 miles [11,524.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,039 miles [8,109.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named The Oaks ...

We have found 33 communities that share the name The Oaks.

Within Georgia, there is just one other community named The Oaks. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 32 communities in the United States - with 34 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Georgia

Communities outside of Georgia


Communities Outside of Georgia

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Arkansas

Lonoke County

Our profile page for The Oaks, Lonoke County   [Map]
Distance: About 420 miles [675.9 km] to the West Northwest

California

Los Angeles County

Our profile page for The Oaks, Los Angeles County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,912 miles [3,077.1 km] to the West Northwest

Mendocino County

Our profile page for The Oaks, Mendocino County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,154 miles [3,466.5 km] to the West Northwest

Nevada County

Our profile page for The Oaks, Nevada County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,038 miles [3,279.8 km] to the West Northwest

San Luis Obispo County

Our profile page for The Oaks, San Luis Obispo County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,032 miles [3,270.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Connecticut

Windham County

Our profile page for The Oaks, Windham County
Although located in Windham County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Delaware

Sussex County

Our profile page for The Oaks, Sussex County   [Map]
Distance: About 614 miles [988.1 km] to the Northeast

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Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for The Oaks, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 416 miles [669.5 km] to the South Southeast

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Kentucky

Bell County

Our profile page for The Oaks, Bell County   [Map]
Distance: About 220 miles [354.1 km] to the North Northeast

McCracken County

Our profile page for The Oaks, McCracken County   [Map]
Distance: About 310 miles [498.9 km] to the Northwest

Ohio County

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

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Louisiana

Claiborne Parish

Our profile page for The Oaks, Claiborne Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 485 miles [780.5 km] to the West

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Maryland

Calvert County

Our profile page for The Oaks, Calvert County   [Map]
Distance: About 564 miles [907.7 km] to the Northeast

Howard County

Our profile page for The Oaks, Howard County   [Map]
Distance: About 586 miles [943.1 km] to the Northeast

Saint Mary's County

Our profile page for The Oaks, Saint Mary's County   [Map]
Distance: About 555 miles [893.2 km] to the Northeast

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Minnesota

Benton County

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

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Mississippi

Madison County

Our profile page for The Oaks, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 307 miles [494.1 km] to the West

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Missouri

Clay County

Our profile page for The Oaks, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 663 miles [1,067 km] to the Northwest

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North Carolina

Craven County

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

Cumberland County

Our profile page for The Oaks, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 343 miles [552 km] to the East Northeast

Davidson County

Our profile page for The Oaks, Davidson County   [Map]
Distance: About 303 miles [487.6 km] to the East Northeast

Johnston County

Our profile page for The Oaks, Johnston County   [Map]
Distance: About 379 miles [609.9 km] to the East Northeast

Orange County

Our profile page for The Oaks, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 348 miles [560.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Oklahoma

Cherokee County

Our profile page for The Oaks, Cherokee County   [Map]
Distance: About 596 miles [959.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Oregon

Douglas County

Our profile page for The Oaks, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,166 miles [3,485.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Montgomery County

Our profile page for The Oaks, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 678 miles [1,091.1 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Berkeley County

Our profile page for The Oaks, Berkeley County   [Map]
Distance: About 277 miles [445.8 km] to the East

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Texas

Bee County

Our profile page for The Oaks, Bee County   [Map]
Distance: About 858 miles [1,380.8 km] to the West Southwest

Polk County

Our profile page for The Oaks, Polk County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Polk County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Tarrant County

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

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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for The Oaks, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,557 miles [2,505.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Accomack County

Our profile page for The Oaks, Accomack County   [Map]
Distance: About 593 miles [954.3 km] to the East Northeast

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

The official website for Douglas County: www.co.douglas.ga.us/

The official website for State of Georgia: www.georgia.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in The Oaks. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6909, Longitude: -84.7624     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for The 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 The 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 312.471 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 307.92 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.448 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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<8>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 The Oaks, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for The Oaks.