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Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Oakley and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track 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 the location for Oakley. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.

The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Oakley.

Bird Watching ...

We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.

The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Lucas County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Lucas County sighting report from eBird.

Since Oakley is near Marion County and also Warren County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Marion County

Sighting report for Warren County

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:

The Waymark.com website, centered on Oakley.

How Far From Oakley 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 Oakley to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Oakley and extending to:

  • Chariton [Map], which is the Seat of Lucas County, lies just to the South Southeast.
  • Des Moines [Map], which is the State Capital of Iowa, lies 36 miles [57.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could walk a straight line from Oakley to Des Moines, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two 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.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 875 miles [1,408.2 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of two days, a buggy would take 35 days and walking would take 50 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,426 miles [10,341.6 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 7,173 miles [11,543.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,066 miles [8,152.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Oakley ...

We have found 30 communities that share the name Oakley.

While the name Oakley is unique within Iowa, we know of another 30 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Iowa

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Alabama

Bibb County

Our profile page for Oakley, Bibb County   [Map]

Distance: About 663 miles [1,067 km] to the Southeast.

California

Contra Costa County

Our profile page for Oakley, Contra Costa County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,517 miles [2,441.4 km] to the West.

Delaware

Sussex County

Our profile page for Oakley, Sussex County   [Map]

Distance: About 957 miles [1,540.1 km] to the East.

Idaho

Cassia County

Our profile page for Oakley, Cassia County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,058 miles [1,702.7 km] to the West Northwest.

Illinois

Macon County

Our profile page for Oakley, Macon County   [Map]

Distance: About 253 miles [407.2 km] to the East Southeast.

Indiana

Hendricks County

Our profile page for Oakley, Hendricks County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

Although located in Hendricks County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Miami County

Our profile page for Oakley, Miami County   [Map]

Distance: About 384 miles [618 km] to the East.

Kansas

Logan County

Our profile page for Oakley, Logan County   [Map]

Distance: About 418 miles [672.7 km] to the West Southwest.

Kentucky

Laurel County

Our profile page for Oakley, Laurel County   [Map]

Distance: About 562 miles [904.5 km] to the East Southeast.

Louisiana

Assumption Parish

Our profile page for Oakley, Assumption Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 786 miles [1,264.9 km] to the South.

Franklin Parish

Our profile page for Oakley, Franklin Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 635 miles [1,021.9 km] to the South.

Iberville Parish

Our profile page for Oakley, Iberville Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 758 miles [1,219.9 km] to the South.

Maryland

Saint Mary's County

Our profile page for Oakley, Saint Mary's County   [Map]

Distance: About 903 miles [1,453.2 km] to the East.

Michigan

Saginaw County

Our profile page for Oakley, Saginaw County   [Map]

Distance: About 491 miles [790.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Mississippi

Hinds County

Our profile page for Oakley, Hinds County   [Map]

Distance: About 633 miles [1,018.7 km] to the South Southeast.

Missouri

Reynolds County

Our profile page for Oakley, Reynolds County   [Map]

Distance: About 301 miles [484.4 km] to the South Southeast.

North Carolina

Buncombe County

Our profile page for Oakley, Buncombe County   [Map]

Distance: About 700 miles [1,126.5 km] to the East Southeast.

Pitt County

Our profile page for Oakley, Pitt County   [Map]

Distance: About 942 miles [1,516 km] to the East Southeast.

Ohio

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Oakley, Hamilton County   [Map]

Distance: About 490 miles [788.6 km] to the East Southeast.

Oregon

Harney County

Our profile page for Oakley, Harney County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Harney County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Pennsylvania

Susquehanna County

Our profile page for Oakley, Susquehanna County   [Map]

Distance: About 911 miles [1,466.1 km] to the East.

South Carolina

Berkeley County

Our profile page for Oakley, Berkeley County   [Map]

Distance: About 916 miles [1,474.2 km] to the East Southeast.

Tennessee

Overton County

Our profile page for Oakley, Overton County   [Map]

Distance: About 536 miles [862.6 km] to the Southeast.

Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Oakley, Salt Lake County   [Map]

Distance: About 966 miles [1,554.6 km] to the West.

Summit County

Our profile page for Oakley, Summit County   [Map]

Distance: About 934 miles [1,503.1 km] to the West.

Virginia

Essex County

Our profile page for Oakley, Essex County   [Map]

Distance: About 913 miles [1,469.3 km] to the East.

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Oakley, Mecklenburg County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Mecklenburg County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Roanoke County

Our profile page for Oakley, Roanoke County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Roanoke County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Wisconsin

Green County

Our profile page for Oakley, Green County   [Map]

Distance: About 223 miles [358.9 km] to the East Northeast.

Wyoming

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Oakley, Lincoln County   [Map]

Distance: About 888 miles [1,429.1 km] to the West.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Oakley ...

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.

Cloud   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast of Oakley   [Map]

Cool   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Derby   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the South   [Map]

Jay   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Last Chance   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Liberty   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the West   [Map]

Liberty Center   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Lucas   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Purdy   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Zero   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Iowa Community

About Lucas County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oakley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1011, Longitude: -93.3652     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Oakley 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 Oakley 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 318.294 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.642 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.639 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 Oakley 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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